The iPhone Dev Team announced in another post on their blog that they have gotten their hands on the latest version of the iPhone 2.2 Software beta that was released to developers last week, and they've successfully jailbroken and unlocked it on a first gen device. (Screenshot after the break.)
The iPhone Dev Team revealed early Sunday morning that they have made a crucial breakthrough in the process of unlocking the iPhone 3G. They posted a video on their blog demonstrating them hacking the baseband processor of an iPhone 3G.
Johnathan Zdziarski held his live O'Reilly webcast earlier today, during which he demonstrated how to bypass the iPhone's passcode lock as promised. As it turns out, the forensic information he was talking about that he showed how to gain access to was the very same personal information he mentioned finding previously.
While the Dev Team asserts that there is nothing Apple can do short of changing their hardware to remove the bug exploited by their Pwnage Tool, they did try in iTunes 8. The team wrote in their blog today that the new iTunes software will detect when a Pwnage exploit is taking place and prevents it from going through.
Well, the 2.0.1 firmware update has been released, and users are reporting problems. Not too surprisingly, first-gen iPhones that have been jailbroken and/or unlocked are un-jailbroken by the update, so you'll lose access to all of your unofficial, third party apps. The Dev Team is already hard at work on an updated Pwnage tool for 2.0.1. However, the update is a little more serious for iPhone 3G owners.
Those of you worried about the upcoming 2.1 firmware update breaking the hack on your pwned iPhones will be pleased to hear that the Dev Team has been examining the situation. 2.1 was seeded to developers earlier this week, and they've managed to get their hands on a copy. Fortunately, 2.1 does not break the hack, and pwnage remains in effect. They posted a screenshot of 2.1, pwned, on their blog.
The dev team has posed another update on their current progress with the latest version of the Pwnage tool. They claim to have run into a small bug relating to running the App Store and jailbroken applications on the same device causing "unexpected behavior". They also disclose exactly what features they hope to have ready when the new Pwnage tool is released, and unfortunately unlocking the iPhone 3G is not one of them.
The Dev Team has posted a video of their upcoming PwnageTool 2.0. The new software will support several new features, including support for iPhone 2.0 software, installer custom configuration, custom root partitions, and several other things. They haven't announced an official release date yet, but they have said that it will be soon. Video after the break.
Although not much information is available right now, the iPhone Dev Team has released screenshots proving that they have successfully jailbroken the iPhone 2.0 software. From the shots, it appears that both Installer and BootNeuter are up and running on the new OS. We also assume that this was accomplished using their pwnage tool, which is the Dev Team's preferred method for jailbreak these days. The jailbreak method hasn't been released to the public yet, although we assume it won't be long. An unlock method is said to be still in the works.
As those of you who have been following the iPhone hacking scene know, hackers like the dev team do what they do like create the Pwnage tool largely for credit and bragging rights, as well as the undying admiration from their peers, which is why the offer it for free. Sadly, there always seems to be someone trying to make a profit off what isn't theirs. UK website iphoneunlockuk.com is trying to sell the Pwnage tool as though it were their own.