QuickPwn, PwnageTool and WinPwn

There are so many tools, some for Mac OS, others for Windows, different versions... Complicated. So let's summerize a little bit.

If you have iPhone 3G, you'll be able to install 3-rd party non AppStore applications (through separate applications called Cydia and Installer) and run these applications. If you have old iPhone, in addition to that you'll be able to unlock the device (use with any carrier).

There are two methods: quickpwn and custom firmware method. First one is for quikly pwning and jailbreaking  the device without restore. You should use it if you have unlocked device or an AT&T contract.

If you are Windows user:

  • Go for WinPwn. The current version is (also called 2.5 beta-2). Download here. It supports both iPhone and iPhone 3G, firmwares 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2. You can use either quickpwn or custom firmware method.
  • There is a separate QuickPwn tool for Windows. The current version is RC3. Download here. Do you need it? Yes, if you want to quick pwn and you do not like WinPwn (or you had problems with it).

If you're using Mac OS:

  • Go for PwnageTool. The current version is Download here. Works with 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2 firmwares using custom-firmware method.
  • There is a version of QuickPwn tool for MAC OS. The current version is 1.0.0. Download here. It works only with firmware 2.0.2. Do you need it? Yes, if you want to quick pwn.
    QuickPwn is not a replacement for PwnageTool, they are different tools and provide different features, QuickPwn is for quickly pwning a device, whereas PwnageTool is designed to custom build and tailor the ipsw production process, both tools will be actively developed in the future.

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    Recently a new project has been started, called XiPhone. It will be based on XPWN. So functionality similar to WinPwn and Pwnage will be present (jailbreak, unlock, etc). In addition to that developers plan to include:

    • Auto downloading of stock firmware files from apple’s site (no need to hunt for it then select it)
    • Wizard based modern GUI (created with .net 2.0), and Vista Style UI.
    • Export of firmware settings so users can pass around an XML file which contains a configuration that works for them.
    • Auto updates to the XiPhone software.
    • Community based wallpapers used for Bootscreen, Restore screen and others
    • Enabling / Disabling of options available based on the device you select.

    Unfortunately, only Windows platform users will be able to use XiPhone.


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    Patents for MacBook Touch


    Apple подал на патент (20080204426), который описывает технологии, потенциально используемые в MacBook Touch:

    Much of the 52-page filing describes methods for accurately detecting and deciphering a plurality of simultaneous contacts on a touch screen, which sets the foundation for future tablet-based products that users can manipulate using not only more than one finger, but more than one hand.

    via AppleInsider


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    Monday, September 8th, 2008. 1:32

    IM+ All-in-One Mobile Messenger


    IM+ is a very popular messanger among WindowsMobile users. Now it is avaliable for iPhone throught AppStore (link). It supports AIM/iChat, MSN, Yahoo!, ICQ, Jabber, Google Talk and MySpaceIM. And it is FREE.


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    Monday, September 8th, 2008. 1:15



    This is amazing:

    The creator of this video says: "The iHologram app was not real. It was an illustration of an idea I had which I believe could work with the technology (combining anamorphosis and motion sensing). Unfortunately I’m just an ideas person, and I can show how things should look, but I’m no hardcore programmer."


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    Monday, September 8th, 2008. 1:01

    Asphalt 4: Elite Racing


    This game avaliable in AppStore (iTunes Link) for $9.99.

    • there is multiplayer through Wi-Fi.
    • iPhone's accelerometer support
    • several lux cars avaliable
    • differend modes and cities to drive


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    Sunday, September 7th, 2008. 17:02

    QuickOffice: Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPhone


    QuickOffice is quite popular among mobile phone users. Developers claim that they will produce a version for the iPhone. It will allow to view, create and edit MS Office documents.


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    Sunday, September 7th, 2008. 15:52



    This is the most famous Windows-based utility to jailbreak and unlock Apple's iPhone and iTouch.

    Release notes:

    • The new nice interface
    • Very very very easy to use
    • QuickPwn Support for firmwares 2.0/2.0.1/2.0.2
    • Root partition resize support
    • Installer support
    • Basic / Expert modes
    • Wizard style interface
    • Automatic updater
    • Support for WinXP and Vista 32/64bit.


    • Why is it beta? It's just the saying.. Use at your own risk
    • You MUST do a full uninstall of winpwn before installing the new version
    • Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes (7.7 and above)

    Bug fixes

    • Crash when building ipsw
    • Quickpwn crash bug fix

    Download WinPwn Rapidshare.com


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    Snapture 2.0


    Snapture is an enhanced camera application. It costs $8, but trial version is also avaliable. Among the features there are zoom 3х, timer, special effects, multi snapshots and others.

    Download through Cydia or Installer.


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    Thursday, August 21st, 2008. 18:25

    ApolloIM and MobileChat are joining


    Both ApolloIM and MobileChat were jailbreak applications for chatting on the go with your iPhone/iPod touch. Alex Schaefer, ApolloIM's founder, has recently joined the MobileChat development team. In a blog posting by the developer of MobileChat, he said that both applications underwent "friendly competition" and that, while there was no clear winner in the iPhone IM business, users got the benefit from the ongoing competition.

    Now that Alex has joined the other team, you can expect that MobileChat will only get better. The post goes on to mention that Alex will be working on stability and user experience for the application.

    via tuaw

    PS: As for me, I like Agile Messanger much better.


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    Thursday, August 21st, 2008. 17:09

    iPhone update for 3G issues and etc in September?


    Jim Dalrymple at Macworld notes that the iPhone software update from Monday was mostly to handle issues with dropped calls on new iPhone 3G handsets. According to an Associated Press article, the update "improved communication with 3G networks," said Apple spokesperson Jennifer Bowcock.

    However, some Macworld commenters are saying the update hasn't helped with dropped calls, even in areas with a strong signal.

    What's more, according to an AppleInsider rumor, another update is scheduled for September that addresses an issue where non-default applications will repeatedly crash. A tipster claims to have received a Steveogram saying the issue "is a known iPhone bug that is being fixed in the next software update in September."

    via tuaw


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    Thursday, August 21st, 2008. 16:58

    iPhone-specific mags in Japan


    There are many mobile-specific magazines. I haven't seen any that write only about iPhones. However in Japan many iPhone-specific magazines have been available for over a year. Taking into consideration that iPhone 3G is avaliable in Japan for a bit more than a month.. Very nice.


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    Thursday, August 21st, 2008. 16:46

    WinPwn 2.5: new screenshots


    WinPwn 2.5 is on it's way. The developer says, that the release will be later this week.


    • QuickPwn support (2.0/2.0.1/2.0.2)
    • DFU helper
    • Automatic updater (yay no more downloading new installers)
    • Plus much more....


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    QuickPwn updated to 1.2.0


    QuickPwn for Windows is updated. Support for all 2.x firmwares is added. So now you can QuickPwn and jailbreak the device if it is running 2.0, 2.0.1 or 2.0.2.

    DevTeam reminds that it is still beta software, so usual rules apply, no complaints if anything goes wrong and use the tool at at your own risk!

    Download here!

    Using QuickPwn does not update the firmware itself, this tool is designed to ‘Pwn’ (the ability to install future custom non-Apple firmwares) , ‘Jailbreak’ and install Installer and/or Cydia on a given device. If your device is running 2.0.1 and you QuickPwn it, it’ll still be running 2.0.1, although it will now be Pwned and Jailbroken. It will also activate (not unlock) devices that are being used outside of their intended territories and cannot be activated using iTunes.

    If you want to update to 2.0.2 then use the normal iTunes update to get to 2.0.2 and then use QuickPwn to Pwn, Jailbreak and Activate, remember that the 2.0.2 update includes a baseband update for the 3G iPhone, so depending what your long term intentions are for the phone, update wisely, of course in the upcoming PwnageTool application you’ll be able to create a custom ipsw without the baseband update enabled.

    PS: Mac OS version is on it's way.


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    iPhone 2.0.2 kills 3G calling for some users


    Some people are complaining about the iPhone 2.0.2 update killing their ability to actually make calls over 3G. Among the people who suffer from no-calling-itis is one guy who took his phone to AT&T and had them swap out the SIM, which somehow fixed the problem. If you're getting "call failed" on 3G, try switching back to 2G in Settings -> General -> Network and making the call again.

    Do you still want to update to 2.0.2?

    via gizmodo


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    Thursday, August 21st, 2008. 12:33