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  • ITS BEEN PWNED!!!!! | Release of PwnageTool OSX + Windows
    We have been talking about PwnageTool for what seems like ages now. It is finally here! The Dev Team has done an amazing job and released this tool allowing a safer jailbreak for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. We recommend you switch to this method for freeing your Device.



    Note: the steve jobs cartoon bit and the pineapple of the above image are by Sal

    Full OSX Usage Guide with Instructions for 2.0 Beta

    OSX Download from ModMyI | Official download from theiphoneproject.org
    Windows Coming Soon . . .

    Why choose PwnageTool? Unlike other previous jailbreak methods that exploit the iPhone, PwnageTool modifies the iPhone to accept unsigned .ipsw files allowing for a safer Jailbreak using the tried and true iTunes restore. The OSX Version of PwnageTool Not only will pwn your phone but also allows for the creation of custom .ipsw files to load via iTunes.

    OSX Version Features:
    • iPwner - Pwns your iPhone, the safer jailbreak
    • IPSW Builder - Lets you create custom firmware to load to you pwnd phone including unlocking, neutering, custom pictures, activation, and bootloade upgrade/downgrade.
    • Bootneuter: A neutered bootloader survives iTunes updates, even updates to 1.2.0 (aka 2.0). Unlike unlocking which requires a new patch for each firmware version, you only need to neuter once.

    Windows Version Features:
    • Coming Soon

    Once again awesome job Dev Team

    DO NOT ASK / POST LINKS TO WAREZ. FIRMWARE 1.2 and 2.0 ARE WAREZ. DO NOT POST LINKS TO CUSTOM FIRMWARE IT IS ILLEGAL
    i will get rid of you swiftly and permanently if you ignore me -cash
    This article was originally published in forum thread: ITS BEEN PWNED!!!!! | Release of PwnageTool OSX + Windows started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 821 Comments
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      read the thread
    1. oscar25's Avatar
      oscar25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mrt2 View Post
      Ok I followed the instructions and put the phone in recovery mode and then browsed to the 1.14 firmware and chose ipwner... It did it's thing and ran and rebooted with the pineapple yad yada... The next step of the instructions say it's supposed to reboot back into recovery mode... but it didn't. It just rebooted and booted back up like normal. The pineapple logo was there when it booted but it booted back into the phone, NOT recovery mode. Is something wrong or should I continue with the guide?
      I posed this earlier as well. I tried starting the pwnage tool from the beginning again noticed as the text was rolling by on my iphone when it gets to the end I get some failed messages. These messages appear on my iphone not the pwnage screen. Anyone have any ideas on this? Thanks.
    1. minitrk's Avatar
      minitrk -
      Quote Originally Posted by oscar25 View Post
      I posed this earlier as well. I tried starting the pwnage tool from the beginning again noticed as the text was rolling by on my iphone when it gets to the end I get some failed messages. These messages appear on my iphone not the pwnage screen. Anyone have any ideas on this? Thanks.
      Quote Originally Posted by mrt2 View Post
      Ok I followed the instructions and put the phone in recovery mode and then browsed to the 1.14 firmware and chose ipwner... It did it's thing and ran and rebooted with the pineapple yad yada... The next step of the instructions say it's supposed to reboot back into recovery mode... but it didn't. It just rebooted and booted back up like normal. The pineapple logo was there when it booted but it booted back into the phone, NOT recovery mode. Is something wrong or should I continue with the guide?
      mine did the same thing, so what i did was to put it manually in recovery mode and upload the custom firmware, and everything worked fine
    1. oscar25's Avatar
      oscar25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by minitrk View Post
      mine did the same thing, so what i did was to put it manually in recovery mode and upload the custom firmware, and everything worked fine
      I was able to make a custom firmware, but when I tried installing the custom firmware via itunes I got an error message giving me error 1604, an unknown error.
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      I successfully pwned (I swore to God that I'd never use that word, but now I have to) my iPhone to 1.1.4. However, when I try to restore to my custom 2.0 .ipsw firmware, I get the restore screen with purple background and iTunes displays the message "We're sorry, the iPhone you connected may be damaged and cannot be activated for service. We recommend you visit the nearest AppleStore for more information."

      I know that I can restore back to 1.1.4, but I'm wondering why I can't seem to install 2.0...
    1. wePhone's Avatar
      wePhone -
      Do you have a pwned 1.4 before goign to 2.0?

      Also in 2.0 your apps wont work...none of them.
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      Quote Originally Posted by wePhone View Post
      Do you have a pwned 1.4 before goign to 2.0?

      Also in 2.0 your apps wont work...none of them.
      My 1.1.4 was pwned before I tried to restore to 2.0.
    1. r.d.wilson's Avatar
      r.d.wilson -
      OK guys, here's a strange one. I have AT&T, clean 1.1.4 and I was able to pawn my phone and install all the 3rd party stuff like customize, summerboard etc... Everything worked fine for 2 days and now my phone does not have dial out or ring, but it says missed call. My bluetooth has disappeared and basically it runs SSSLLLLOOOOOOWWWWW. When I go to installer now, it's like the mid 90's with AOL dial-up. I tried to restore with the custom .ipsw, it worked fine for about 12 hours and back to the same symptoms etc... ideas?????

      This happened to me on the first try. I kept holding in the buttons and started guessing the times to let go of the top button and hold the bottom button. After many attempts, itunes recognized my phone in recovery mode. I think it was about 12-13 seconds then I let go of the top button, then another 2 seconds I let go of the bottom button. Took me about 15 tries.
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      \You should release the top (power) button when you see the Apple logo appear; there's no real need to time it.
    1. Linux4me's Avatar
      Linux4me -
      I wonder when I can try out Pwnage. Go figure windows version would take longer.. I seen its going to be released this weekend. I have many OS just don't have Mac I think I'm going to get a copy at work on Monday if Pwnage is not released tonight or when I Get home from work Monday. I'm sick of waiting for the windows version.
    1. fha11's Avatar
      fha11 -
      I've got a question... I like most most windows based users, am waiting for the conversion of the Pwnage tool (about time I switched to a Mac *winky*).. However last night i came across a Chinese repo, which had a copy of the BootNeuter app, so i installed it, n surprisingly found that it was in English.

      My question goes as follows; I neutered my bootloader, n flashed my baseband with success using this tool. N what i read on the development teams website was that " A neutered bootloader survives iTunes updates, even updates to 1.2.0 " So following this logic, after having run this application on the phone, would it be possible to upgrade directly to firmware 1.2 through itunes (seeing how i have the firmware lying around on my pc waiting for the windows version of pwange to be released to test it) or would the 2.0 firmware have to be altered using the pwnage tool, before being able to be uploaded to the iphone? any insights into this would be much appreciated....
    1. rohit_baba's Avatar
      rohit_baba -
      Hi all

      I have question, i did restoreof 2.0.

      After finishing, it working on other nework and sims to be ok BUT

      there is always a BUT

      there is no installer icon, does this mean its not jailbreak.

      and the icon are less then what the normal firmware has.

      Can some one advise what's going on.

      thanks
    1. oscar25's Avatar
      oscar25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rohit_baba View Post
      Hi all

      I have question, i did restoreof 2.0.

      After finishing, it working on other nework and sims to be ok BUT

      there is always a BUT

      there is no installer icon, does this mean its not jailbreak.

      and the icon are less then what the normal firmware has.

      Can some one advise what's going on.

      thanks
      Read the thread! Your questions are answered in the thread.
    1. brownmiester's Avatar
      brownmiester -
      im an idiot..but it says i need copy of 1.1.4 ipsw file... what is that and where do i get it? and how do i mount it
    1. oscar25's Avatar
      oscar25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by oscar25 View Post
      I posed this earlier as well. I tried starting the pwnage tool from the beginning again noticed as the text was rolling by on my iphone when it gets to the end I get some failed messages. These messages appear on my iphone not the pwnage screen. Anyone have any ideas on this? Thanks.
      Anyone have any insight on this one? I am in restore mode. All of the messages in the pwnage tool window confirm that its doing what's its supposed to, but the scrolling text on my iphone gives a failed error of some sort at he very end of the process. The phone restarts, but not in restore mode. I was then able to create the custom firmware, but when trying to restore it in itunes I get an error 1604, unknown error message. I even tried installing an earlier version of itunes just in case with the same results. My ipohone is currently running 1.1.3 unlocked and jailbroken on t-mobile. Its and OTB 1.0.2. I can get my phone back to where it was before so at least my phone is still working, but would like to try this tool out, no desire to go to 1.2 quite yet though. Thanks.

      Quote Originally Posted by brownmiester View Post
      im an idiot..but it says i need copy of 1.1.4 ipsw file... what is that and where do i get it? and how do i mount it
      Again read the thread/instructions folks. There is a link for it right in the instructions that cash posted.
    1. PSP2006's Avatar
      PSP2006 -
      Well I thought i'd try something out today (as it's sunday).

      I have a PC and a Mac and all of my iPhone data is synced on my PC, I wanted to see if i could PWN my iPhone on my Mac > create a custom 1.1.4 ipsw > swap from my Mac to my PC (move the file on a USB Mem Stick) > and restore my PWN'd iPhone with the custom ipsw on my PC > re sync all of my data and carry on my sunday like i normally would.......

      And i'm posting this to report success. to some extent...........

      Everything went fine until i decided to restore all of my data from the back-up that I had created earlier.

      After what seemed like ages my iPhone rebooted showed the PWNapple logo and the "spinning wheel of doom/death". My phone was vibrating every 20-30 sec's and the connected / disconnected sounds kept ping-ponging out of my speakers.

      Sh1t ! What to do ?

      I tried rebooting it with Ziphone (there is a good reason to still have a copy of this program).

      No joy, same thing. Nevermind.

      I then put the phone in recovery mode again and Shift clicked the custom ipsw > restored > se it up as a new phone and everything is good with the world again.

      Apologies for my length, I just thought id share my experience with you guys.

      And the moral of the story is :-

      DON'T RESTORE FROM A BACKUP - SET IT UP AS A NEW PHONE>>>>>
    1. cameti2's Avatar
      cameti2 -
      I have Iphone with Firmware 1.11 unlocked. I use it in my country with another GSM carrier. I also have installer.app ok!

      Should I use PwnageTool to upgrade to 1.14 Firmware??
      I mean, it's safe ??

      Thanks in Advance,

      cameti2
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      read the guide
    1. Linux4me's Avatar
      Linux4me -
      Quote Originally Posted by cameti2 View Post
      I have Iphone with Firmware 1.11 unlocked. I use it in my country with another GSM carrier. I also have installer.app ok!

      Should I use PwnageTool to upgrade to 1.14 Firmware??
      I mean, it's safe ??

      Thanks in Advance,

      cameti2
      Yes pwnage is Safe its the way your going to have to jailbreak and unlock you phone in the future as per Dev Team. Plus it so d@m easy. Its safe also Dev Team are not those evil Hackers out there. There not out there to screw you nor Steve there just setting the phone free which it should be. It can be trusted 100% as long as you get the software from there link or modmyi link anywhere else cant promise something evil wasnt put into the application.

      Dev Team dont think as them as hackers. Think of them as the iPhone liberators. Power to the resistance.
      PWNAGE = Freedom
    1. r.d.wilson's Avatar
      r.d.wilson -
      ORIGINAL QUESTION:

      OK guys, here's a strange one. I have AT&T, clean 1.1.4 and I was able to pawn my phone and install all the 3rd party stuff like customize, summerboard etc... Everything worked fine for 2 days and now my phone does not have dial out or ring, but it says missed call. My bluetooth has disappeared and basically it runs SSSLLLLOOOOOOWWWWW. When I go to installer now, it's like the mid 90's with AOL dial-up. I tried to restore with the custom .ipsw, it worked fine for about 12 hours and back to the same symptoms etc... ideas?????

      This happened to me on the first try. I kept holding in the buttons and started guessing the times to let go of the top button and hold the bottom button. After many attempts, itunes recognized my phone in recovery mode. I think it was about 12-13 seconds then I let go of the top button, then another 2 seconds I let go of the bottom button. Took me about 15 tries.



      RESPONSE:
      Napoleon_PhoneApart

      \You should release the top (power) button when you see the Apple logo appear; there's no real need to time it.

      REPLY:
      Thanks Napoleon_PhoneApart, the reason I had to guess is because the ipod was non-responsive and had no screen image. It was as if it was dead. I tried taking out the sim card and all the crap apple sugggests, but nothing. It came back after messing with it by trying to guess the timing of when the apple would show etc... I have it back to a 1.1.4 restored from apple and think i will wait until the bugs are worked out a bit more.