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Pwnage 2.0 jailbreaks iPhone 2.0, unlocks original

updated 09:35 pm EDT, Sat July 19, 2008

Pwnage Tool 2.0 released

On Saturday, iPhone Dev Team released its own utility to jailbreak and unlock the iPhone 3G, allowing users to access to the file system, to run third-party applications, and also unlock the device for use on any GSM network. The new Pwnage Tool 2.0 both jailbreaks and unlocks older iPhones as well as jailbreaks iPhone 3Gs and iPod Touches; it is designed for v2.0 firmware only, according to the brief announcement; however, a more full announcement is expected later. The free software featuring both 'simple' and 'expert' modes, patches the original Apple firmware/software download to allow users to install software and requires that users restore their iPhone using the patched IPSW file. The software appears to unlock original iPhones only and will not (yet?) unlock the iPhone 3G, which some other vendors have claimed to offer.

The team has provided a few details on some earlier errors, noting that users that receive the Error 1600 from iTunes should try: "mkdir '/Library/iTunes/Device Support' and if that directory already exists, users should remove any files in it and re-run PwnageTool.

by MacNN Staff



  1. mullum

    Joined: Dec 1969



    think you need to pop back over to their blog, they specifically say it doesnt unlock the 3G, just the first generation phones.

  1. madcran

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It works!

    I have used it on my 3G and it jailbroke it just fine. My friend ran it on his original iPhone and he uses T-mobile and it unlocked it fine as well, his screen shot is here:

  1. wmaney

    Joined: Dec 1969



    This article seems to contradict itself; in the opening sentence it says the software unlocks and jailbreaks the 3G iPhone, and in the last sentence of the first paragraph, it says it will not unlock the 3G iPhone? But it appears from an earlier comment that it will unlock 3G iPhones. ?

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  1. msuper69

    Joined: Dec 1969



    If this c*** is so great, why don't these filthy little hackers identify themselves? Because just like all thieves, they know what they're doing is wrong and illegal so they have to hide behind a virtual mask.

  1. pechspilz

    Joined: Dec 1969



    It even works on previously unlocked 2G iPhones that use the IPSF baseband unlock method:

    Great work!!!

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  1. ViktorCode

    Joined: Dec 1969



    This can be legal, it all depends on the laws of the country where the Dev Team operates. And if they are from where I thing they are from, they are doing it without breaking the law.

    Also, this c*** is not so great, because as far as I understand the unlock replaces baseband firmware with older hacked version, which may lead to problems. At least older unlocks worked that way, please correct me if I'm wrong.

  1. johncattrall

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Pwnage 2.0 on windows

    Here's a guide to pwn your iphone to firmware version 2.0 with windows:

  1. Le Flaneur

    Joined: Dec 1969



    You're wrong, Viktor

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    In the US, there is nothing 'illegal' about unlocking a phone. You are doing two things to it. It allows you to install whatever apps you want (which only gets around Apple's draconian AppStore requirements) and use different SIM cards, which doesn't affect ATT that much, since, esp. with the new iPhone, you still have to pay your monthly fee.

    At worst you are breaking some kind of EULA (oh, the horrors!) of Apples.

    IIRC, the DCMA grants the ability to unlock a cell phone (though it might say that you have to go to the carrier). As for the apps, this doesn't circumvent DRM on the apps you buy, but allowing you to install whatever apps you want. Not sure how that plays out, but since they never went after them before....

  1. ThaFlinT

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Problems on iPhone 2.0

    I d/l all the software (Pwnage 2.0 and 39 & 46 bins) and the process goes fine. I make a custom file and I put the phone in recovery mode and load the IPSW file. The phone still wants me to connect to itunes when all is said and done. Does this mean it's not jailbroken? Please help.

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