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[iPhone] Firmware 2.1 Released

Apple made their promises come true. Firmware 2.1 is out now. If you are using a pwned iPhone – don’t update now, as it is unclear at the moment, if the iPhone remains unlocked. According to Apple firmware 2.1 should:

  • Decrease dropped calls
  • improve battery life
  • reduce backup time
  • improve email reliability (POP and Exchange)
  • allow faster installation of 3rd party apps
  • reduce hangs and crashes for users with lots of third party applications (we don’t know either what exactly does “lots” mean?)
  • improve performance in text messaging
  • allow faster loading and searching of contacts
  • improve accuracy of the 3G signal strength display
  • and some more…

Rumors say updating the iPhone to 2.1 and using QuickPwn with firmware 2.0.2 in order to jailbreak should work. We can’t confirm this and moreover: we definitely recommend not to try this. iPod Touch may want to visit QuickPwn to find further instructions for dealing with 2.1.

As conservative users: wait a couple of days. The iPhone Dev Team is most likely on their marks…

[iPhone] QuickPwn 1.0 for MacOS X released

Our fellow iPhone Dev Team yesterday finally released QuickPwn for MacOS X. Sadly the Dev Team in the first place only provided a .torrent link (get torrent here) for distribution. We will come up with further details soon. For now: there are no reports about bugs about this version for Mac ,yet. Use “Archive Utility” to unpack, otherwise permission may be screwed up. Thumbs up for the Dev Team.

SHA1 sum: QuickPwn_1.0.0.tbz (via torrent) = 22ee0d6814a6bac9b1b9a8c7715dd714bd6bb449

[Update] Download QuickPwn 1.0 for Mac from these mirror locations now: RapidShare and iPhone-Hacks.com.

[iPhone] PwnageTool Release Candidate 3 and QuickPwn Beta updated

Our beloved iPhone Dev Team yesterday released updated versions of QuickPwn for Microsoft Windows (now with improved Windows 64bit handling) and PwnageTool for MacOS X (fixes the permission issue, mentioned here). If you have PwnageTool installed yet, it should bravely auto-update.

We had no time yet to test neither the Windows version nor the Mac version. Firmware 2.0.2 is reported to be only a series of bugfixes. People report, their devices run a little smoother. If you don’t encounter problems running your current iPhone / iPod Touch firmware, we would not recommend to update right now. It is rumored Apple will the release stable firmware 2.1 in september.

» Windows QuickPwn RC3 Download here
» MacOS X PwnageTool Download here (mirror here)…


[iPhone] PwnageTool Release Candidate and QuickPwn Beta available

Our fellow iPhone Dev Team is unrestingly working for the entire iPhone/iPod Touch community. The team today released a release candidate of their well known PwnageTool (version 2.0.3), that now supports firmware 2.0.2 5C1. PwnageTool 2.0.3 is only available for MacOS X.

Moreover they released another Beta of the QuickPwn tool. In contrast to PwnageTool QuickPwn lets you simply update your iPhone using the internal updater of iTunes. After that QuickPwn helps you to activate, jailbreak and unlock (only for iPhone 2G). QuickPwn is available for Microsoft Windows only. It is not recommended to use it in a virtual machine, since USB ports may not be running in real time.

If you are using your iPhone not only as a gadget, but as a productive device: we recommend to not use either PwnageTool Release Candidate or QuickPwn Beta right now. You may stick to iPhone firmware 2.0 or 2.0.1 for another week. Once the final version of one of the tools is available we’re gonna release a simple step-by-step tutorial.

Big shouts from Germany ;-) fly out to the iPhone Dev Team.

»  iPhone Dev Team: QuickPwn for Windows and PwnageTool for Mac

[Update] In forums people report problems with the mail authentication (Mail.app) after running Pwnage 2.0.3 RC. Although a manual solution for this issue is simple (have SSH installed and chmod 0777 /var/Keychains Shouts to Nettwerk), we don’t recommend to update now.