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Saturday, September 13th, 2008. 22:56

Apple vs jailbreakers



The only way Apple can fix the exploit that the iPhone Dev Team has been using to Jailbreak iPhone’s and iPod Touch’s is to fix their hardware, but it seems Apple has figured out a way to program iTunes 8 to detect and prevent the Pwnage exploit. The screenshot below from iTunes 8 using a Pwned ipsw (with an unPwned device attached) is one example.

The Dev Team reacted promptly:

“The nice thing about iTunes decisions is that we can provide you with patches to counter them. We have one such patch already for Mac iTunes 8 for iPod touch. We’ll be working out the full suite of patches for all the combinations over the next week.”

Dev Team also published two interesting screenshots:




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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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    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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    QuickPwn GUI Version

    

    This is a GUI version of QuickPwn for Windows.

    It is available for download here, but beware this is still beta software. It is fairly self explanatory and easy to use. You’ll still see a command-line window popping up when the actual QuickPwn process takes place, but the device and ipsw selection is handled by the GUI.




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    Tuesday, August 19th, 2008. 16:48

    iPhone's firmware 2.0.2 is out

    

    Apple just released new firmware for iPhone - version 2.0.2. As usual, all the company mentioned was that the update includes "Bug fixes."

    Notes on the release follow:

    • No new settings appear to have been included.
    • Some users report faster browsing, though this may be due to cleared cache.
    • Typing lag may be reduced.
    • No consensus on improved 3G connectivity.
    • iPod Touch firmware 2.0.2 also released.

    But as always, do not update until we get word on a jailbreak.

    Links for firmware downloads: iPhone 3G 2.0.2old iPhone 2.0.2.




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    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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    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

    PwnageTool 2.0 released - jailbreak and unlock for 2.0 firmware

    

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    Now older IPhone users users can upgrade to firmware 2.0 and IPhone 3G users have a possibility to have jailbreaked IPhones. That is because PwnageTool 2.0 is released today. Download links are: mirror1, mirror2, mirror3.

    Just a reminder: this tool jailbreaks and unlocks older iPhones, and jailbreaks iPhone 3Gs and iPod Touches. No unlock for Iphone 3G yet. The supported firmware is 2.0 only. Platform is Mac OS.

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

    Reminder: as of right now, there are no apps out for 2.0. Over the next few days some will come out. So do not update yet if you have some favorite 1.1.x apps you are using! 2.0 will not run 1.1.4 apps

    UPDATE: version 2.0.1 is avaliable




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    PwnageTool 2.0 preview video

    

    DevTeam recently published a video of working PwnageTool 2.0 - for unlocking, activating and jailbreaking IPhne fimware, that will work with the new firmware 2.0.

    "Many many hours have gone into this and now it should be as easy enough for your grandmother to use. We’ve added lots of new features, including 2.0 support, spotlight file indexing of .ipsws, canned websearches, installer custom configuration, custom root partitions and various other things that you’ll see on the release. Release date is soon although not this weekend. So check out the video, hopefully it will hold you off until we release."

    PwnageTool works with 2.0 upgraded 1st gen (!) iPhones if they are activated or not.




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