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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 2.5.0.2 (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 2.0.3.1. 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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    WinPwn 2.5.0.2

    

    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.

    Notes:

    • 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 2.5.0.2: Rapidshare.com




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    Apple's market capitalization is $159.37 billion

    

    Digital Daily notes that Apple's market capitalization at $159.37 billion is now worth more than Google's which is at $157.56 billion. Apple's market cap first exceeded $100 billion in May of 2007. Apple was included into the S&P 100 index at that time. For interest, MacDailyNews compiled a list of the market values of other notable companies:

    • Microsoft (MSFT) - $255,648,204,000
    • IBM (IBM) - $169,964,678,000
    • Apple (AAPL) - $157,012,662,240
    • Google (GOOG) - $156,392,862,560
    • Cisco (CSCO) - $142,125,692,160
    • Intel (INTC) - $135,658,860,000
    • Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) - $111,866,423,760
    • Nokia (NOK) - $97,746,699,520
    • Research In Motion (RIMM) - $71,143,935,000
    • Disney (DIS) - $59,257,501,500
    • Dell (DELL) - $50,483,256,060

    via macrumors




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    Thursday, August 14th, 2008. 1:44

    iPhone on Flickr

    

    Despite the complaints about the measly 2-megapixel camera built into the iPhone, it appears that ease-of-use trumps resolution. The iPhone remains the leader in camera phone usage on Flickr.




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    Tuesday, August 12th, 2008. 16:13

    WinPwn 2.0.0.4 with support of 2.0.1 firmware

    

    PwnageTool 2.0.2 released just a day ago. And now WinPwn - iPhone jailbreaker and unlocker for windows is avaliable. The main new feature - it supports firmware 2.0.1.

    Download 2.0.0.4: [Rapidshare.com] [Rapidshare.de]

    Download firmwares: iPhone 1.1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1, iPhone 3G 2.0, 2.0.1

    2.0.0.4 features:

    • Support for both 1.1.4, 2.0, 2.0.1
    • Root partition resize support
    • Installer support
    • Support for WinXP and Vista 32/64bit.

    Notes are as usual:

    • You MUST do a full uninstall of winpwn before installing the new version
    • Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes (from 7.7)
    • WinPwn uses 300MB of ram at peak due to the ipsw being extracted in memory
    • You must first click browse and load an IPSW to use WinPwn (i thought this was clear)
    • For 2.0 only the *5A347_Restore.ipsw files are valid. The 345 image will not work
    • If you see Failed to load image catalog/payload catalog, this is fine and won’t cause problems
    • If you already have service with AT&T do not activate or install Youtube Fix
    • As usual jailbreak for iPhone and iPhone 3G, unlock only for iPhone.
    • It is recommended to use at least 550mb partition size to accommodate a space issue that causes some folks errors such as “the ipsw failed to create”.

    How to:


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    PwnageTool 2.0.2 is avaliable

    

    PwnageTool 2.0.2 is out. It will support new firmware 2.0.1. It will jailbreak and unlock the old iPhone and jailbreak new iPhone 3G. Here are the download links:

    Installer 4 Beta is included, it is added in any mode by default.  The main installer package management interface within PwnageTool isn’t enabled yet, and will report that installer.app isn’t available, but the actual Installer.app package is added as a default option in both modes.

    The latest Cydia is also enabled by default. We recommend to use Cydia, not Installer.




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    0.19% of the network are iPhone users

    

    Net Applications published some web statistics. The number of iPhones according to it grows rapidly.

    iPhone has 0,19% and is the most popular smartphone in this list. In June this number was 0,16%. Here is the charts and some other numbers:

    Windows 91.02%
    Mac 7.76%
    Linux 0.82%
    iPhone 0.19%
    Playstation 0.04%
    SunOS 0.01%
    Nintendo Wii 0.01%




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    Monday, August 4th, 2008. 16:29

    Firmware 2.1 beta2 is out

    

    Just a week after the first iPhone 2.1 beta seed, Apple has released another 2.1 firmware release to developers. The new version appears to include several bug fixes.

    "This is the second beta of the iPhone SDK targeting iPhone OS 2.1, including bug fixes to iPhone OS as well as an early implementation of the Apple Push Notification Service API. This API is not yet integrated with a live push server."

    Related posts:




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    Thursday, July 31st, 2008. 17:37

    WinPwn updated to 2.0.0.3

    

    New version 2.0.0.3 of WinPwn released.

    2.0.0.3 fixes the Ipwner crash problem and 16xx errors. It will also fix the iPod ipswBuilder failure bug.

    Notes:

    • Support for WinXP and Vista 32/64bit. Note Windows 2003/2008 server (Yes SERVER) are not supported neither is Windows 95 or Windows 3.11
    • You MUST do a full uninstall of winpwn before installing the new version
    • Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes ( Currently 7.7)
    • WinPwn uses 300MB of ram at peak due to the ipsw being extracted in memory
    • You must first click browse and load an IPSW to use WinPwn (i thought this was clear)
    • For 2.0 only the *5A347_Restore.ipsw files are valid. The 345 image will not work
    • If you see Failed to load image catalog/payload catalog, this is fine and won't cause problems
    • If you already have service with AT&T do not activate or install Youtube Fix

    Fixes:

    • Cydia/XP/Writing root FS bug.
    • Failed to remove ipsw directory after a ipswBuild failure.
    • iPwner now only accepts custom ipsws.
    • Remove 345 ipsw support. WinPwn only supports 347 2.0 ipsw's.
    • Various other fixes.

    Download 2.0.0.3:

    MegaUpload

    RapidShare.com




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    WinPwn 2.0 released

    

    You can download it from Rapidshare.de or Rapidshare.com.

    Featues:

    • Support for both 1.1.4 and 2.0
    • Custom Image Support
    • Custom Payload Support
    • 3g iPhone support
    How to:
    
    1. First create a custom IPSW using the IPSW Builder (original is iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw).
    2. Click "Ipwner" and browse for the custom IPSW that you just created. This will pwn itunes and allow you to flash
    3. Custom IPSW files via DFU mode
    4. Once you have pwned Itunes, put your phone into DFU mode. If you don't know how to do this click Here.
    5. Once you are in DFU mode Itunes will pop up and then you can hold shift and click restore and browse to your custom IPSW file.

    Important Notes

    Remove Winpwn 1.0 completely if you have it installed. Installing over the top of WinPwn 1.0 will cause problems.

    Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes ( Currently 7.7)

    If you already have service with AT&T do not activate or install Youtube Fix

    UPDATE: there is a new version avaliable: WinPwn updated to 2.0.0.3




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    Thursday, July 24th, 2008. 16:10

    Java VM for IPhone

    

    JamVM is a new Java Virtual Machine which conforms to the JVM specification version 2 (blue book). In comparison to most other VM's (free and commercial) it is extremely small, with a stripped executable on PowerPC of only ~200K, and Intel 180K. However, unlike other small VMs (e.g. KVM) it is designed to support the full specification, and includes support for object finalisation, Soft/Weak/Phantom References, class-unloading, the Java Native Interface (JNI) and the Reflection API.JamVM currently only includes an interpreter (keeps it small). However, the interpreter is highly optimised, and performance is on par with a simple JIT. As most of the code is written in C it is easy to port to new architectures.


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    Wednesday, May 28th, 2008. 15:29

    JavaOne 2008 and IPhone-related sessions

    

    JavaOne 2008

    JavaOne is one of the most interesting events in IT industry. We are expecting a lot of talks about Java and other technologies. One IPhone+Java - related talk was already mentioned at Java4IPhone.com (link). There are couple more of them.

    • How to Port phoneME™ Advanced Software to Google Android, iPhone, OpenMoko, LiMO, and MoreHinkmond Wong (Sun Microsystems)

      May 07, 14:50 - 15:50

    • Dancing Duke on Your PlayStation Portable: Porting phoneME™ Software to PlayStation Portable Max Mu (Sun Microsystems); Kuo Wang (iaSolution Technology Limited)

      May 08,19:30 - 20:20

    • Extending Swing to Run Multitouch Applications (Multitouch Software)Michael Riecken (Trissential, LLC)

      May 09,16:10 - 17:10

    Sessioin details:


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    Cannot create? Convert!

    

    There are two ways to enable Java applications run on the IPhone. The first one is to port Java to IPhone, and this is preferrable :) The second way is to create automatic Java to IPhone porting solution for individual applications.

    A company called Innaworks announced an interesting product called alcheMo. alcheMo is an automated system to port J2ME application to a native platform such as BREW and IPhone.

    alcheMo technology is basically J2ME to C++ translator and the run-time library. It converts Java application to C++ application, which can be compiled, run and debugged. Using native run-time libraries the native executable is created. The alcheMo run-time library provides equivalent functionality to those associated with J2ME, including support for automatic garbage collection, multi-threading and extensive subsets of CLDC 1.1 and MIDP 2.0, and extension JSRs.

    alchemo_workflow_400x207.png

    There are several examples of porting games to BREW platform. Hopefully there will be some for the IPhone in the near future. For now alcheMo is in beta state, potential developers are invited to join.

    By the way, alcheMo for iPhone supports the accelerometer, the touch screen and other unique iPhone features, through standard MIDP 2.0 API, JSR-256, and, where necessary, extension APIs. If J2ME application uses such APIs, it will automatically and immediately be accelerometer or touch screen capable on iPhone.




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    Thursday, April 17th, 2008. 14:10