pwnagetoolThe Dev Team just updated PwnageTool to be compatible with iOS 4. PwnageTool is a Mac only solution for jailbreaking your iPhone while preserving your baseband, making the unlock process possible, or at least easier.

Now there are a lot of information to digest. PwnageTool will not work with all firmwares for every device. There are many restriction.

I invite you to carefully read this information provided by the Dev Team. Read it over and over again and see if PwnageTool will work for you or not.

Each supported device has few different scenarios that users need to consider when performing the upgrades, you need to check below and perform the upgrade in the particular way that matches your current device state.

NB: With PwnageTool 4.0 certain devices are not supported this is because they are not supported in iOS 4.0 or they are not supported by our software.  We’re working on ways to get past these restrictions.

  • iPhone 2G  – not supported
  • iPod Touch – not supported
  • iPod Touch 3G – not supported

iPhone 3GS

Summary: Currently, PwnageTool only works on previously jailbroken 3GS devices with the old bootrom.

  • If you have a Jailbroken iPhone 3GS with the OLD BOOTROM and you DID NOT use Spirit to jailbreak then you can create the ipsw with PwnageTool 4.0 and restore with your jailbroken recovery mode.
  • If you have an iPhone 3GS with the NEW BOOTROM this is NOT supported by PwnageTool 4.0

iPhone 3G

  • If you have a Jailbroken iPhone 3G at 3.1.2 (but not jailbroken with Spirit) then you should create the ipsw with PwnageTool 4.0 and restore from recovery mode or DFU mode.
  • If you have an out of the box iPhone 3G you should restore using a PwnageTool 4.0 ipsw using DFU mode.
  • If you have a Jailbroken 3.1.3 iPhone 3G it is very possible that this can fail from recovery mode, if this failure happens you will need to restore using DFU mode.
  • As an alternative to PwnageTool, you can use redsn0w on iPhone 3G (on both Windows and Mac) as mentioned in our last post.

IMPORTANT! Whenever you need to enter DFU mode, you will need to do so using PwnageTool.

iPod touch 2G

  • If you have an iPod touch 2G (non-MC model) that is jailbroken (but not with Spirit) then you can restore using recovery mode.
  • As an alternative to PwnageTool, you can use redsn0w on non-MC iPod Touch 2G (on both Windows and Mac) as mentioned in our last post.

Baseband Unlock

  • iPhone 3G and 3GS baseband unlockers (those who rely on ultrasn0w to make phone calls) should always be very wary to update their firmware, however our Ultrasn0w application will unlock all recent (including the current) 3GS and 3G baseband firmware versions.  Once you are jailbroken using PwnageTool 4.0, install ultrasn0w from Cydia and you’ll be unlocked.
  • Remember! This baseband unlock situation is rare, should you upgrade your iPhone blindly at the next iOS release please don’t expect an unlock – but for now you are OK (whatever state your baseband is in).
  • Let me remind you that if you have an iPhone 3G, you can jailbreak using RedSn0w.

    If you have any question, please feel free to leave a comment.

    [via Dev Team blog]

    • Jason

      I have an iphone 3gs old boot rom it has ios4 but i cant use pwnage tool cuz it wasn’t JB previously any ideas or am i stuck with a simple mobile sim card and useless phone?

    • sizzle2010

      I have the same issue, unfortunately like me, the phone is not able to be jailbroken until a new release on the jailbreak comes out.

    • james

      yea, I think they are suppose to come out with one soon.

      For some reason my 3gs can be used with an ATT sim card, they didn’t make me activate it or required that a sim card be placed in to use the iphone’s other functions. I guess the guy activated it and took his sim card out before he sent it. At least I can use it until the jailbreak comes out.

    • JAY

      i was looking for some help!!

      i have an iphone 3gs 16g black jailbroke on 3.1.2… im wanting to upgrade it to os 4 and jailbreak but i dont no what way to go about it, as i don’t no what bootrom the phone is some say if its a MC model its the new bootrom however the serial number is below 40 which is the old bootrom so im very confused to which my phone is…. i have researched hours on the internet but i can’t seem to find any straight answers so i was wondering if any one can help me figure it out…

      iphone 3gs black MC model
      3.1.2 firmware jailbroke with blackrain untethered
      serial Number : **937******
      Basebannd: 05.11.07
      SHSH files

      thanks in advance jay

    • Eric

      @jay you have the old bottom MC only applies to iPod touches so u can use pwnagetool and you should be good cuz u have the same model as me and I jb to ios4 with no problem.

    • JAY

      @eric thanks so much for your help.. im gonna try all now.. thanks for ur help

    • siervo

      i have an Iphone 3GS but never jailbroke it before. is it possible to do it. i have 4.0 version.
      thank you in advance for your info!

    • Eric

      @jay No problem let me know if everything works out for you. I did get a few errors trying to Restore to my custom firmware like a bunch of times before it worked. It was quite frustrating. But then all of the sudden it just worked.

      @siervo no JB yet unless your comming from 3.1.2. Sorry your going to have to wait for the release.

    • siervo

      how long you takke it is going to take?

    • siervo

      i also need help on how to delete my compass application. this app came with the iphone when i bought it, so it wont let me delete it, but i dont need it. please advise a.s.a.p.

    • Eric

      @Siervo just download sbsettings and hide the app icon To activate sbsettings by default swipe finger across the clock on the status bar then go to MORE then hide applicications

    • E-Zee

      Hello guys
      i have a stupid question
      i have iphone 3gs 3.1.3 and i DID jailbreak it using spirit but my iphone stills on the old bootrom (baseband 05.12.01 iBoot is 359.3) (am i right ?!)
      so can i use the pwnage tool to jailbreak the new ios 4 or should i stay on 3.1.3 ??!!!
      help plz ^^

    • Abu Sami

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    • Eric

      E-Zee you have to wait till the Jailbreak is released. Spirit Jailbreakers cannot jailbreak to iOS4 yet.

    • I have iphone 3GS and was jailbroken at 3.1.2 and I tried to do a restore but it updated my Baseband to 05.13.04. And running OS 4.0 can I use Pwnagetool 4.1 to jailbreak my iphone ,I think its with the new bootrom. Or do I have to wait for a new jailbreak from the DEV Team. Can someone help me please.thanks ,Ken.

    • John

      can this be used to jailbreak the iphone 4

    • I have a 3GS iphone Model # MC135LL Version 4.0 (8A293) Serial 799463633NP. Modem firmware 05.13.04 the iphone was jailbroken at 3.1.2
      But then I did a restore and it was updated jailbreak was lost. Can I use Pwnage tool now to jailbreak the iphone? I don’t know if I have the new or old bootrom. How can I tell which one I have? Please help.

    • I have a 3GS. I was told it had iOS4 on it but locked to ATT. I was also told it had the old bootrom so I dl snowbreeze and customized ipsw 4.0 firmware and tried to restore it. It failed and ever since then it’s been stuck at the USB-iTunes screen. I can power down but it boots right back up to the same screen. When I connect it to my Mac in dfu mode, sysprofiler USB says it’s iboot 359.3 (which is old brim)

    • I have a 3GS. I was told it had iOS4 on it but locked to ATT. I was also told it had the old bootrom so I dl snowbreeze and customized ipsw 4.0 firmware and tried to restore it. It failed and ever since then it’s been stuck at the USB-iTunes screen. I can power down but it boots right back up to the same screen. When I connect it to my Mac in dfu mode, sysprofiler USB says it’s iboot 359.3 (which is old brom