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Jailbreak for iPhone 3G released: how to use

Jailbreak for iPhone 3G released: how to use

UPDATE: PwnageTool 2.0.1 has now been released, introducing the following enhancements and bug fixes:

  • It better auto-finds the bl39 and bl46 files (on your computer)
  • It creates the ~/Library/iTunes/Device Support/ folder if not present, which should help with some 1600 errors people have been having.
  • Many people have reported the PwnageTool not starting up at all (the icon never stops bouncing). This issue should be resolved now.
  • The Sparkle AppCast URL is fixed in this version, so automatic updates should work for future releases.

The new download is available via these links:

The "iPhone Dev Team" has released PwnageTool 2.0, a utility for Mac OS X capable of jailbreaking (allowing full read/write filesystem access and the installation of unofficial third party applications) the iPhone 3G. The tool can also unlock first-generation iPhones that have been updated to iPhone OS 2.0.

The tool is available from the following links:

In order to use PwnageTool 2.0, use the following precautions:

  • Launch the Terminal (located in /Applications/Utilities and type mkdir "~/Library/iTunes/Device Support"
  • Delete all iPhone software updates from ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates
  • Launch Activity Monitor (located in /Applications/Utilities) and quit the process "iTunes Helper"

When using the tool, which is relatively straightforward, take note of the following

  • Use the 1,1 image for first-generation iPhones running OS 2.0.
  • Make sure the iPhone is "off" when building the ipsw (as instructed inside the application)

For more information on jailbreak applications, see our resource.