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Pwnage Tool Updated: 2.0 Now Available

July 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Apple, Applications, iPhone, Unlocked

Pwnage Tool Updated: 2.0 Now Available

The iPhone Dev Team has finally released Pwnage Tool 2.0, an application that let you jailbreak and unlock your iPhone on a mac. Currently it will jailbreak and unlock all 2G iPhones with the 2.0 firmware. It will also jailbreak 2.0 for the iPod Touch and 3G iPhone, but will not unlock the 3G iPhone yet. The Dev Team does not feel ready to implement an unlock for the 3G iPhone yet.

After testing 2.0 out, I have personally experienced a few problems with 2.0. It should not have been released with this many bugs. Hopefully they will release firmware 2.0.1 soon and it will be compatible with PwnageTool 2.0

You can download PwanageTool 2.0 here:

If you get Error 1600 from iTunes (or if you see in your log a failure to prepare x12220000_4_Recovery.ipsw), try: mkdir ~/Library/iTunes/”Device Support” ; if that directory already exists, remove any files in it. Then re-run PwnageTool.


2 Comments so far ↓

  • Alan Vazquez

    Well said. I hope I get some winpwn news soon.

  • Gary

    Hi, Having recently purchased a used iPhone G4, I’m a novice to the whole Pwnage Unlock/Jailbreak thing, but happily for me I did it— finally! But man, it was tough! I had to try at least ten times.

    I followed the “Pwnage 2.0 Guide” which did helped. BUT, left out was one crucial step (at least for novices like me). BEFORE one even opens Pwnage 2.0, one needs to put their iPhone into “DFU mode or all the other steps won’t work (at least that was the case for me).

    Even getting into that before the whole “Pwnage 2.0′ experience up front was tough, and I really don’t remember which of a number of attempts finally got me in to it in the “right way” to finally “Pwn” my iPhone G4.

    ALSO, critical to note at the end of the Pwnage 2.0 process (and it is a process!) when one is in iTunes to do the final Pwned Restore, “Option-Restore” means hold down the “Option” key when clicking Restore, to get to the Pwned custom firmware file created earlier on your Desktop that does the Pwning otherwise you’ll just get a plain vanilla Apple restore with no Pwnage Unlock/Jailbreak done at all. That happen to me before I figure that key item out. X

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