JailBird, Supposedly A Replacement To WinPwn

A new application called JailBird is about to come out, and the developer, difrnt, already talks about it as the replacement for WinPwn.

According to difrnt:

Jailbird is meant to be a replacement for WinPwn, this means unlike Quickpwn, you will be able to generate a Custom IPSW and change your partition size! Jailbird will support all 2.0 firmwares from 2.0 - 2.2 and will be the first GUI based pwnage tool for Windows that supports FW 2.2.

It was quite unclear to me what JailBird does so I emailed difrnt and asked what device it jailbreaks or unlocks and why would I use JailBird over QuickPwn.

Here is his reply:

It will Jailbreak the iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, and the iPod Touch there is not yet support to jailbreak the iPod 2G.

Jailbird works like Pwnage-Tool just on the windows platform.

Unlike QuickPwn, Jailbird will be able to generate a custom IPSW (firmware) that when restored with iTunes will return a Jailbroken iDevice unlike quickpwn where you are required to restore the default firmware then "quickpwn it" to get a jailbroken device.

I look forward to the release of this new tool so I can try it out and see what it's worth.

iPhone 2.2 Jailbreak

Update: The Dev Team cracked the code again and you can now jailbreak your iPhone 2.2 firmware. I highly recommend you read this before doing anything!

Update 2: I wrote new tutorials on how to jailbreak or unlock your iPhone 2.2 firmware using QuickPwn:

jailbreak iPhone 2.2 unlock iPhone 2.2

Like I mentioned in my previous post, there is no jailbreak available so far for iPhone firmware 2.2. The Dev Team is working on it and from what I understand, it shouldn't take too long...

We believe that our Pwnage technique (and therefore the Jailbreak) isn’t affected, but PwnageTool and QuickPwn do not support this release as yet, so DO NOT install 2.2 using iTunes as you will lose your jailbreak.

It's also worth noting that if you're on a jailbroken iPhone, you really don't want to update using iTunes yet as it may modify your baseband and make future jailbreak and/or unlock impossible.

I suspect that it will take a few days to the Dev Team to update PwnageTool to allow it to jailbreak your iPhone firmware 2.2, so please hang on... Once PwnageTool is released, other methods including WinPwn, and QuickPwn will be following.

We will let you know as soon as PwnageTool, WinPwn, and QuickPwn are available, and we will also release our tutorials on how to use them. You may want to subscribe to our RSS feeds (if not done yet) to keep in touch and be notified as soon as the news fall.

WinPwn for iPhone 2.1 coming soon

Hey Windows user, don't be so sad that QuickPwn and PwnageTool are only available for Mac users so far for jailbreaking the iPhone 2.1 firmware. \Cmw has been busy lately but according to his website, he and his buddies are gonna be working on a WinPwn update for jailbreaking the 2.1 firmware:

It's been very busy for me recently at work and I haven't had much time to spend on WinPwn.But i'm hoping that planet/squpid and I can get the latest version out soon. I will keep you updated!

Of course, I will report to you when this little piece of software comes out ;-)

WinPwn Updated

Facing many complains from people saying that WinPwn 2.5 Beta was crashing on them (especially while building ISPW), WinPwn was updated today with the release of WinPwn

Three ways to upgrade:

Just click the pineapple and select check for upgrades to upgrade Download from our iPhone Downloads section

This update is just about bug fixes, namely:

Crash when building ipsw Quickpwn crash bug fix

Good job cmw on updating WinPwn so quickly!

How to jailbreak your iPhone using WinPwn 2.5

We've been waiting for WinPwn 2.5 for quite a bit now (see my previous posts on the topic) but it is finally out!

WinPwn 2.5 makes it stupid simple to jailbreak or unlock your iPhone. Note that so far, you can only jailbreak the iPhone 2G. An unlock method for the iPhone 3G is not available yet but check out my blog every once in a while as I will be staying on top of that and I will be informing you.

So, how to jailbreak the iPhone? Pretty simple. I just created a guide that will show you every step of the process: jailbreak your iPhone with WinPwn 2.5.

This tutorial works for iPhone 2G and 3G. Only a few steps slightly change. Read the tutorial and leave comments.

How to unlock the iPhone using WinPwn

WinPwn 2.5 is out and it is making it even easier to unlock or jailbreak your iPhone 2G. So far, it doesn't allow you to unlock the iPhone 3G but the DevTeam is working day and night on it.

I just created and published a tutorial on how to use WinPwn 2.5. This tutorial works whether you have an iPhone 3G or an iPhone 2G. It also works whether you simply want to jailbreak or unlock your iPhone.

Enough talk: use this WinPwn tutorial to unlock your iPhone 2G.

WinPwn 2.5 Guide

How to jailbreak 3G iPhone? How to unlock an iPhone 2G? These are 2 questions that will find an answer in the next few paragraphs. Believe it or not but it is illegal to jailbreak or unlock your iPhone but more importantly, it voids your warranty. Basically, you are unlocking/jailbreaking your iPhone at your own risk.

One last thing before we start.... Please do not complain to me if you have problems or if you have to restore several times. I am providing this WinPwn tutorial without any guarantee. I mean, I know it works and I know if you do everything I tell you, you won't have any problem. But I hate receiving insulting emails telling me what a jackass I am (I already know that, haha). If you're having issues, please post in the comments and I will do my best to answer your questions. Any insulting comment will be deleted.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: There is a confirmed bug with WinPwn 2.5 that can cause the WinPwn application to crash during the creation of your IPSW. Some users are finding that increasing the partition size to 700MB will resolve the issue. To specify the root size partition click the "Expert Mode" button before starting the tutorial. You will be asked to resize the partition before the IPSW starts building.

UPDATE 2: A new version of WinPwn (WinPwn is now available and fixes bugs such as crashes. Go to our iPhone Downloads section to download WinPwn

Ok, so let's learn how to jailbreak or unlock an iPhone (note that unlock is only available for iPhone 2G so far).

Download WinPwn 2.5 from our iPhone Downloads section. make sure you have iTunes 7.7 or upper. Download bootloaders 3.9 and 4.6 if you want to unlock your iPhone 3G. Open WinPwn 2.5. You will need the .net framework installed on your PC. It is most likely already here but if WinPwn 2.5 crashes, go to Microsoft website and download the .net framework. Leave the "Basic Mode" on. Choose your device. Select the green thumb up if you are using an official carrier like AT&T. If not, select the red thumb down. The red thumbs down will unlock and activate while the green will not. Answer the rest of the questions WinPwn will ask you. They are pretty simple. Select if you want to use a custom logo or not. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will use a custom logo. Select your firmware. Select the logo you want. Click the "Browse" button should you want to go online find more logos. If you are on an approved carrier such as AT&T in the US, skip to the next step. Otherwise, you will have a message saying: "Could not find BL-39.bin! Do you want to search for the file?" Click the green thumb to find the file that you downloaded in step 1. Your custom firmware will be built, which should take a little while. Once your custom ipsw firmware has been built, WinPwn 2.5 will ask you if you want to see instructions on putting your iPhone into DFU Mode. Click the green thumbs up button for yes or the red thumbs down button for no. For this tutorial, we will assume you want to see instructions. WinPwn will then prompt you to connect your iPhone via USB and make sure it's turned off. Do this then click the green thumbs up button. WinPwn will then say its ready to start Pwnage. Click the green OK button. Follow the steps to get your iPhone into DFU mode. Once you iPhone is in DFU mode WinPwn will begin the pwnage process. You will be informed when pwnage is complete. Notice that your iPhone will display a "Ready to restore Custom IPSW" message. iTunes will now prompt you that you are in recovery mode. Hold down SHIFT and click the Restore button in iTunes. Select the Custom firmware file we created using WinPwn. Your iPhone will now be restored to the jailbroken 2.0.x firmware of your choice!


WinPwn 2.5 is out

WinPwn 2.5 is out and can be download either from here or from our iPhone Downloads section.

So, what's new on WinPwn 2.5?

QuickPwn Support for 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 from cmw:


- Why is it beta? Well it's my way of saying.. Use at your own risk

- You MUST do a full uninstall of winpwn 1/2 before installing the new version

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

How to use WinPwn 2.5?

Use my WinPwn 2.5 Tutorial.

WinPwn 2.5 preparing for beta release

cmw just posted on his site that he was preparing WinPwn 2.5 for a beta release. Yeahh! I'll let you know when the beta is out and available.

WinPwn 2.5 ( Update 08/28/08 )

Yay! Squpix fixed the 2.0.2 bug and we are now preparing for beta release! Get your iPhone/iTouch's ready it's winpwning time. Thanks again for the support.

In the meanwhile, here is a screenshot of WinPwn 2.5 in action. You may see more here.

WinPwn 2.5 coming this week reports today that they will come up with an updated version of WinPwn. The new version, WinPwn 2.5 is supposed to come out this week and will include some of the following features:

QuickPwn support (2.0/2.0.1/2.0.2) DFU helper Automatic updater

More screenshots can be seen here.