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.