Wondering what the dev team does all day? They posted in their blog again early this morning with some technical information regarding their iPhone 3G unlocking efforts, offering a little peak into what they do. In the process of trying to break in to the baseband of one of the 3G's, one of the members hit a snag. Luckily they found a simple solution. You can check it out at their blog at blog.iphone-dev.org.
The Dev Team posted on their blog they are experimenting with the new iPod touch. Their hope is that the new device's n72ap will offer them some "insight into upcoming iPhones". It's also good news for those of you looking to get one of the new iPods that want to make sure it's hackable. As of yet, it does not work with the Pwnage Tool (which is understandable since it was just launched last week). Also, they like MC Hammer.
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.
The Dev Team has released a new version of QuickPwn for Windows that fixes a permissions problem that arises with the iPod touch. They say that they've been having a problem where incorrect permissions are used and subsequently the keychain doesn’t save passwords, so they've updated it to fix the problem.The new version is available here. They also updated the PwnageTool, which is available here.
The dev team recently updated QuickPwn, their latest app for jailbreaking and pwning iPhones and iPod touches on WIndows, to work with the new software update, version 2.0.2. The program can now pwn and jailbreak any of the iDevices running either v2.0, 2.0.1, or the 2.0.2 software update released recently. They note that the software is still in beta, so it's still at "use at your own risk!" status. You can download the new tool here.
The Dev Team has just released a new tool for all you Windows users out there. It's called QuickPwn, and it lets you jailbreak your iPhone more quickly and easily than the PwnageTool on the Mac or WInPwn. QuickPwn uses a new jailbreaking technique that they say "has been available to the iPhone research and hacking community for about 5 days now (if you looked hard enough)".
A software unlock is obviously preferable over a hardware "unlock" option since it's cheaper (in the Dev Team's case, free) and doesn't require any extra hardware, but one Dev Team member points out that hardware unlocks like the SIMable SIM card add-on can actually be dangerous, and could result in legal consequences.
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 iPhone-Dev Team announced on Thursday that they do have a working jailbreak method for the iPhone 2.0 OS. After posting their "video proof" which showed the latest version of the PwnageTool, some became skeptical that the Team hadn't done what they were claiming. In order to dispel any doubts of their accomplishments, the iPhone-Dev Team has posted yet another video, this time showing off a jailbroken iPhone running 2.0 apps and Cydia. Video below.