iPhone 3G Pwned

Summary:From the "It was only a matter of time" department...Over the weekend, the iPhone Dev Team released PwnageTool 2.

PwnageTool 2.0.1 released
From the "It was only a matter of time" department...

Over the weekend, the iPhone Dev Team released PwnageTool 2.0.1, a free jailbreaking and unlocking tool for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch devices – including the iPhone 3G. The new version, which can be downloaded from the iPhone Dev Team blog, offers the following fixes and changes:

  • It auto-finds the bl39 and bl46 files better, if they’re on your computer.
  • It creates the ~/Library/iTunes/Device Support/ folder if not present, which should help with some 1600 errors people have been having.
  • Many people have reported the PwnageTool not starting up at all (the icon never stops bouncing). This issue should be resolved now.
  • The Sparkle AppCast URL is fixed in this version, so automatic updates should work for future releases.

PowerPage's Chris Barylick adds:

For Windows users, the creator of the ZiPhone utility has stated that he is "not leaving the scene," according to iPodNN and is "still studying the situation." Despite the fact that the ZiPhone utility apparently works on the iPhone 2.0 firmware, the creator has noted that his personal iPhone is still on firmware revision 1.1.4 and there is no word as to when a final version 2.0 crack will be released, despite the fact that it was originally promised for this month.

Topics: Software, CXO, iPhone, Mobility

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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