When I published the Step-by-Step guide to Jailbreak 1st Gen iPhone and iPhone 3G running iPhone firmware 2.1 yesterday and had stated that the iPhone hacking community had done it again by hacking iPhone firmware 2.1, I seem to have spoken a little too soon as the guide was not only for the technically inclined, but also had some issues.
However, the good news is that the ever-so dependable iPhone Dev team have delivered yet again. They have released updated versions of their Pwnage and QuickPwn Tools to jailbreak and unlock the 1st Gen iPhone and jailbreak iPhone 3G running iPhone firmware 2.1 that was released by Apple only yesterday.
The latest version of the Pwnage Tool v2.1 can jailbreak and unlock the first generation iPhone running either firmware 1.1.4 or 1.1.5 or 2.x including iPhone firmware 2.0.1, 2.0.2 and 2.1 which was released by Apple yesterday.
It also can jailbreak iPhone 3G running iPhone firmware 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2 and 2.1 but cannot unlock iPhone 3G as of now.
iPhone Dev Team have also released an updated version of QuickPwn Tool v1.1 which supports iPhone firmware 2.1.
If you are new to the iPhone hacking world then QuickPwn Tool is not a replacement for the Pwnage Tool. It makes it quicker and easier to jailbreak iPhone as it does not need iTunes-based full restore.
Pwnage Tool on the other hand is a much more powerful tool, as it allows you to create custom iPhone firmware versions which can then be used to pwn the iPhone to jailbreak it.
The iPhone Dev Team have also figured out a way to combat the countermeasure that Apple had included in iTunes 8 which prevented the Pwnage exploit without the need to patch it.
However, both the tools are currently only for Mac users. I will keep you posted in case we get any more details on the tools for Windows users.
The latest tools from the iPhone Dev Team currently do not work with the new iPod Touch which was released during Apple’s Special Event.
You can download Pwnage Tool v2.1 via BitTorrent using this download link and QuickPwn v1.1 via BitTorrent using this download link.
As always, don’t forget to backup your iPhone before you try the latest Pwnage Tool.
Please do let us know how it goes.
Thanks Raffi for the tip!
[via iPhone Dev Team’s blog]
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