New Apple Notebooks Break Pwnage Tool?
It’s expected that Apple would be likely to make changes to the software, and possibly hardware if need be, to thwart the jailbreaking and hacking efforts of those trying to unlock and/or otherwise modify their iPhone or iPod touch, but nobody expected them to extend that battle over into their Mac product line. Nonetheless, several users are claiming that the PwnageTool and its offspring no longer work on the new aluminum uni-body MacBook or MacBook Pro.
Users over at the HowardForums and iPodTouchFans are claiming that the Pwning/jailbreaking software from the Dev Team doesn’t work properly on Apple’s new Mac notebook line, suggesting the company has made additions to them somehow that break the software.
After further investigation on one of our own new MacBook Pros, it seems that iTunes is now ignoring an iPhone when placed in DFU mode. Because DFU is the thing that makes pwnage possible, iPhone hacking on the new hardware seems to now be disabled.