With a new support article, online on Apple’s website, the differences between the GSM (AT&T) and CDMA (Verizon) are distinguished. Though what’s included in the simple chart isn’t anything new, it may be the deciding factor for those of you on the fence between the two competitor networks. The chart
The iPhone Dev-Team has released updated versions of both the PwnageTool and QuickPwn for the recent 2.2.1 update. Supported devices are the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and original iPod touch. Users who unlock or intend to unlock their iPhone 3G should only update using custom firmware created with the most recent PwnageTool. Using QuickPwn or the vanilla update from iTunes will re-lock your iPhone 3G. iPhone, iPod touch users, and iPhone 3G owners who don't wish to unlock can simply update using iTunes and jailbreak using QuickPwn. More information on the do's and don'ts of updating and download links for QuickPwn and PwnageTool are at the Dev-Team Blog!
Although the iPhone Dev-Team has officially warned iPhone 3G unlockers to not update to 2.2.1, QuickPwn 2.2.1 is now available. Currently only available for Windows, QuickPwn will jailbreak the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and first-gen iPod touch running 2.2.1. However, those intending to unlock their iPhone 3G should not jailbreak with this method as upgrading with the stock 2.2.1 package will also upgrade the baseband (and lock the phone.) QuickPwn 2.2.1 is available for Windows at QuickPwn.com. Thanks to Josh for the tip!
"Jody Sanders", the fool caught trying to pass the Dev Team's work off as his own and sell copies of it for his own profit, is at it again. He is now offering copies of an edited version of QuickPwn for sale at £19.99 per copy, and promises to have Yellowsn0w as well. Needless to say, the Dev Team does not approve.
For many Mac users, the OS X 10.5.6 update broke their ability to pwn their iPhone or iPod touch. If you're one of them, then not to worry. A fix has been found that will get you hacking again in no time. It involves an Automator script and a few simple steps. However, bear in mind that this method alters kernel extensions which could potentially render your Mac inoperable. Proceed at your own risk!
For those looking for a special iPhone treat this year, the iPhone Dev-Team has something special for you! For the past few months they've been hard at work on an iPhone 3G unlock and are finally reporting success. They're now working to package the method and expect to release on New Year's Eve. The unlock, code-named "yellowsn0w" only works on iPhone 3Gs with baseband version 2.11.07 or earlier.
Mac users wanting to hack their iPhone or iPod touch should beware—The update Apple released today (10.5.6 for Mac OS X Leopard) has been found to keep your Mac from recognizing your iPhone in DFU mode, making it impossible to jailbreak and/or unlock it using PwnageTool or QuickPwn. If you intend to jailbreak or unlock your iPhone or iPod touch, we suggest waiting on the update until the Dev Team comes up with a solution. The Dev Team has been informed of the issue and we'll keep you updated as more information is available.
Those of you waiting for a jailbreak and/or unlock solution for the new 2.2 firmware will be happy to know that the Dev Team just posted updated versions of the Pwnage Tool and QuickPwn for the iPhone and iPod touch that will let you update your OS to version 2.2 without altering the baseband. Be warned, however, that you should only use QuickPwn if you don't want to unlock later. They strongly suggest reading everything they have to say before using either tool though, so rather than link to their downloads I'm going suggest you read their post instead. Downloads available there. Thanks, Joshua!
The iPhone Dev Team has just released QuickPwn 2.1 for Windows. This version can jailbreak the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPod touch v1 and can unlock the original iPhone. It can't jailbreak the new iPod touch or unlock the iPhone 3G. You can download QuickPwn 2.1 for Windows using bittorrent here, or use one of the direct download mirrors after the break.
Good news from the Dev Team for those who can't go a minute without having a hacked iPhone — both Pwnage tool 2.1 and QuickPwn 1.1 have been released. The two new versions both support the 2.1 update for iPhones and the first-gen iPod touch. It doesn't support the new iPod touch since no one on the Team has one yet. Additionally, the Dev Team has found a way around iTunes' countermeasures without needing to patch. They're available now in torrent form, but mirrors should go up shortly.