iPhone 3G Pwned

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 releasedFrom 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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  • Why is this tool necessary for iPhone 3G?

    Since Apple now allows you to install programs on the iPhone, why do people need to jailbreak them? In other words, what can you do with a jailbroken iPhone 3G that you can't do with a regular one?
    • (nt)use it on any network?

    • Hopefully tether via wifi

      It also allows you to install applications that Apple/ATT won't allow.

      For example there was a Proxy Server Application that you could install on the 1st gen iPhones to allow you to set up your iPhone as a Wireless Access Point so you could surf the web on your iPhone.

      I hope there is an application in the works that will allow me to surf the web via my laptop over the faster 3G network. If that is the case, then I may actually buy and iPhone.
  • RE: iPhone 3G Pwned

    Jailbreaking will allow you to run third party applications not sold by Apple. For instance, a speaking GPS will be available, in addition, there is a program that allows you to record videos. Check out Planet - iPhones Forums.
    • Why not just rewrite app for AppStore?

      [i]Jailbreaking will allow you to run third party applications not sold by Apple.[/i]

      That's (and the unlocked SIM card) was what I figured. My question then is: why bother? What is it about the speaking GPS app that makes it incompatible with Apple's AppStore?