Dev Team Updates PwnageTool for iPhone 3.1.2

Late last night, the Dev Team released PwnageTool 3.1.4 jailbreak for Mac OS X. This updated version of PwnageTool now supports the iPhone and iPod Touch OS 3.1.2. PwnageTool 3.1.4 for OS 3.1.2 comes just a couple days after BlackRa1n, a tool labeled as the "easiest and fastest jailbreak ever", which doesn't come without its share of issues.

What can PwnageTool for OS 3.1.2 do for you?

PwnageTool supports the iPhone 3GS OTB. If you recently bought your iPhone with 3.1.2 or if you updated via iTunes, you will now be able to jailbreak your iPhone PwnageTool will not update your baseband, so if you want to unlock, you have to use PwnageTool. In contrast, BlackRa1n will update your baseband If you jailbroke your iPhone using BlackRa1n, you may install a custom IPSW cooked with PwnageTool (this will fix many issues you may have with BlackRa1n) Updating to a custom 3.1.2 IPSW will kill the tethering hack. If you need tethering, do not update You can jailbreak your iPod Touch 2G only if it was jailbroken before PwnageTool doesn't support the iPod Touch 3G yet PwnageTool is Mac only but you can use a custom firmware cooked with PwnageTool on a windows machine (just make sure you can trust the source) There is no ETA for a Windows tool There is no ETA for a software unlock for the latest baseband

PwnageTool 3.1.4 is available for download from our downloads section.

I will write PwnageTool jailbreak tutorials within the next few hours. For the latest jailbreak info, please visit our jailbreak page.

For more detailed information about the release of PwnageTool 3.1.4 for iPhone OS 3.1.2, please visit the Dev Team blog.

iPhone OS 3.1.2 is Out. Jailbreakers Beware!

Not even a month after 3.1 was released, Apple has just released an update to the iPhone OS firmware  by upgrading it to 3.1.2.

According to TUAW (see image above):

This update fixes the widely reported issue where the iPhone would not wake from sleep, and also fixes an issue involving video playback and cellular service. This update is available for the original iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS, and the iPod touch.

As usual when there is a firmware update, jailbreakers and unlockers should stay away from it!

Damn you, Apple! GeoHot was very close to releasing his new BlackRa1n jailbreak for iPhone and iPod Touch. I guess GeoHot will be back to the drawing board.

More info will be added to the site as we learn more about this situation.

How to Unlock iPhone 3GS 3.1

This step-by-step guide and tutorial will show you how to unlock your iPhone 3GS running OS 3.1 using UltraSn0w. This is a very simple method that requires only a few steps.

Step 1: You have to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS by following one of these tutorials.

Step 2: Once jailbroken, follow these steps:

Launch Cydia. Add the following source to Cydia repo666.ultrasn0w.com (note there is a “0″ in sn0w, not an “o”). After installing this source in Cydia, search for “ultraSn0w”. Install UltraSn0w and reboot your iPhone.

Tha'ts as simple as that!

iPhone 3GS 3.1 Jailbreak Coming Soon

It seems that the Dev Team finally managed to jailbreak OS 3.1 for the iPhone 3GS! Dev Team member cpich3g tweeted the following info earlier today:

3gs 3.0 pwned->3.1 pwned. Props to Musclenerd, Wizdaz and thanks Bumble-Bee & ToddJG for testing. tinyurl.com/y8sr4p3 tinyurl.com/y8z277l

The 2 links take you to screenshots (see image above) showing firmware 3.1 running along with baseband 04.26.08. In other words, it means that they managed to jailbreak 3.1 without updating the baseband, which means that the iPhone 3GS can also be unlocked using UltraSn0w.

So what's next? I guess the Dev Team will write an official post on their blog soon to announce the iPhone 3GS jailbreak for OS 3.1. Then they will most likely release an update of PwnageTool and UltraSn0w.

Of course, I will post more info as it becomes available.

No, There Is No iPhone 3.1 Jailbreak Yet

Since the delivery of the new OS 3.1, many people have been emailing me or asking me on Twitter if it is possible to jailbreak iPhone 3.1. The disappointing answer is that, no, there is no jailbreak yet for firmware 3.1 but I am confident the Dev Team is working overtime to deliver to us a jailbreak (and maybe an unlock) for 3.1.

As I mentioned earlier this week, if you are running 3.0.1 or 3.0 and that you want to keep your jailbreak and/or unlock, do not update to 3.1. It will wipe out everything and may make it impossible for you to jailbreak or unlock again in the future.

I will update the blog as soon as I have more information. For the latest news on jailbreaking and unlocking, please refer to the jailbreak page and the unlock page on the site. These pages are up to date with the latest jailbreak and unlock guides and tutorials.

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Everything You Need to Know About iPhone OS 3.1

As I predicted, Apple unveiled today iPhone OS 3.1, and you know what? There is not much to it! It seems to me all this event was actually kinda disappointing but that's what happens when you expect too much...

If you're a jailbreaker, do not update your iPhone to 3.1 as it will wipe out everything and worst of all, you may not be able to jailbreak or unlock in the future.

Apple also announced the release of iTunes 9 and it is nice to notice that it is safe to update iTunes to 9.0. It won't affect jailbreakers or unlockers in any way.

Now if you used the tethering hack to tether your iPhone for free, you may not want to update your iPhone to 3.1 as we've seen mixed results. Some people report that the tethering hack is working fine after updating to 3.1. Some other report that it breaks the hack. Let's wait and see.

Here is the list of features that come with iPhone OS 3.1:

Improved syncing for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and photos iTunes U content organization Redeem iTunes Gift Cards, codes, and certificates in the App Store Display available iTunes account credits in the App Store and iTunes Store Save video from Mail and MMS into Camera Roll Option to Save as new clip when trimming a video on iPhone 3GS Better iPhone 3G Wi-Fi performance when Bluetooth is turned on Remotely lock iPhone with passcode via MobileMe Use Voice COntrol on iPhone 3GS with Bluetooth headsets Paste phone numbers into the keypad Option to use Home button to turn on accessibility features on iPhone 3GS Warn when visiting fraudulent websites in Safari (anti-phishing) Improved Exchange calendar syncing and invitation handling Fixes issue that cause some app icons to display incorrectly

As you can see, there is no word about battery improvement. I guess Apple didn't deem consider this as an issue.

All the 3.1 firmwares as well as iTunes 9 are available from our downloads page.

Needless to say that there is no jailbreak yet for iPhone 3.1. I will keep you updated and write tutorials on how to jailbreak iPhone 3.1 as it becomes available.

If you have noticed anything new in 3.1, please feel free to report it by leaving a comment below.

iPhone 3.0.1 Firmware is Out. Jailbreakers Beware!

As I predicted this morning, Apple didn't realease a 3.1 but a 3.0.1 update to the iPhone OS. The firmware update is supposed to fix the SMS vulnerability that we talked about earlier this week.

The firmware 3.0.1 update is available through iTunes. However, as usual when the iPhone OS is updated, jailbreakers (and unlockers) should stay away from it should they want to keep their jailbreak. Updating to 3.0.1 will remove the jailbreak!

In a hypocritical statement about the fix, an Apple rep said:

We appreciate the information provided to us about SMS vulnerabilities which affect several mobile phone platforms. This morning, less than 24 hours after a demonstration of this exploit, we've issued a free software update that eliminates the vulnerability from the iPhone. Contrary to what's been reported, no one has been able to take control of the iPhone to gain access to personal information using this exploit.

I say it's hypocritical because Apple had been warned about this for over a month.

So again, if you want to keep your jailbreak or unlock, do not update. Let's wait to see what the Dev Team has to say about this update.

I will update the iPhone downloads page with the latest firmwares as soon as I get a hold of them.

iPhone OS 3.1 Coming This Weekend?

Well, the world didn't come to an end after the demo of the SMS bug in the iPhone yesterday by a bunch of hackers. Actually, nothing seems to have happened at all. My guess is that the hackers demoed the bug to a small audience instead of hacking hundreds of iPhones, which would have probably led to legal issues.

The good thing about this is that Apple is said to release a patch for the bug sometimes this weekend, according to the UK network operator 02.

An O2 spokesperson said the patch would be available Saturday through iTunes.

The hackers had tried to warn Apple of the consequences, and as usual, Apple had completely ignored them. Put on the spot, Apple didn't have much choice but react and release a patch...

What's this patch going to be? 3.1 or 3.0.1? If it is true that Apple will release a patch tomorrow, I bet that it's going to be version 3.0.1 as I think it's still a little early for Apple to release version 3.1. But hey, I might be totally way off.

As usual, in the event that a software update would be available this weekend, jailbreakers and unlockers should NOT update as it will remove the jailbreak/unlock.

Thank you Twitter follower @lambsypie for the tip.

iPhone OS 3.1 Beta Is Out. Jailbreakers, Stay Away!

Apple released the 3.1 beta firmware and SDK to developers, which seems to include a few new features such as:

Non-destructive video editing Voice Control over Bluetooth iPhone vibrates when moving icons New APIs to enable third party apps to access videos and edit them "Fraud Protection" toggle Faster boot time

The biggest change is the update of the baseband to 5.08.01.

If you don't care about jailbreaking or unlocking your iPhone, then this doesn't matter to you. However, if you want to keep you device jailbroken/unlocked, you should not update to 3.1 beta, or even the official 3.1 firmware when it's released to the general public.

Like the Dev Team warned us, updating to 3.1 will prevent you from running any jailbreak method, which would make it impossible to unlock.

Ultrasn0w users must stay away from any firmware updates past 3.0 (including today’s 3.1 beta) until we release the tools that let you update the firmware without updating the baseband.  For most phones out there, baseband updates are irreversible and you’ll lose ultrasn0w.

This warning does not apply to the iPhone 2G, which uses BootNeuter for the unlock, not ultrasn0w.

My advice is to wait and see. The Dev Team is most likely already picking the 3.1 beta apart. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.