PwnageTool 4.2 Download Now Available; Fixes iBooks Issue


The iPhone Dev Team has just released PwnageTool 4.2, which will allow for iPhone unlockers to restore with a custom firmware to retain their existing baseband and unlock. They used the “feedface” untether from Greenpois0n, with permission from the Chronic Dev Team.

So if you own an iPhone 4, and want to retain your baseband but update to iOS 4.2.1, you want to use PwnageTool.

There are also two improvements to the iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak:
– fixes the iBooks issue
– fixes the wifi problem with Apple TV 2G

PwnageTool also supports all the other 4.2.1 devices other than iPod touch 2G:

iPod touch 3G
iPod touch 4G
AppleTV 2G

An Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.3 is Around the Corner

With iOS 4.3 around the corner, it looks like there is hope for an untethered jailbreak:

It also appears that a security researcher named @i0n1c has a 4.3 untether ready for when Apple releases the final 4.3 FW, so it may not be a long wait at all with 4.3!

PwnageTool is for Mac only. Download here. Let me know how it works for you!

[iPhone Dev Team]


  • Anonymous

    Awesome news. Thanks!

  • Wuju007

    Any word from Greenpoison, which I installed, with fix for the iBook issue?

  • TonygBaker

    Hi Gary,
    I just used tinyumbrella to update my iphone 4. Should I have waited to use pwnagetool? I’m also having issues with ibooks. When trying to read a book I keep getting an error message telling to me restore my iphone and reinstall ibooks. Can I still use pwnagetool even though I’ve jailbroken with greenpois0n or just sit tight? Thank you for your advice.

  • Yes, you can use PwnageTool. It’ll fix iBooks and keep your baseband.

  • TonygBaker

    Thanks for that.