updated 10:50 am EDT, Mon March 31, 2008
ZiPhone 3.0, Pwnage Tool
The creator of ZiPhone, a simplified, all-in-one unlocking and jailbreaking utility for the iPhone, has updated the software to v3.0. It is able to hack into any version of the firmware from v1.0.0 through to v1.1.4, and automates much of the process. Version 3.0 makes several important changes, among these the inclusion of an embedded application installer, and support for customized plug-ins.
The software additionally solves problems with "grayed-out" Wi-Fi, and eliminates a continual need to fix two other problems - specifically, YouTube and nvram. The software is freely available, and is sized at 19MB for the Mac version, or 18MB for Windows.
In related news, the iPhone Dev Team has delayed its promised "Pwnage Tool," software which it claims will be able to unlock and jailbreak not just current iPhones, but any future firmware versions, thanks to the ability to run unsigned code. This could, for instance, be used to run the preliminary v2.0 firmware attached to the iPhone SDK. The Mac version of the software was supposed to have been released today, but has been delayed until next week.