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PwnageTool and QuickPwn 2.2.5 Download Available

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The Dev Team has done it again. Yesterday they released updated versions of their PwnageTool and QuickPwn. Both have been updated to 2.2.5, to jailbreak the latest iPhone firmware 2.2.1.

QuickPwn 2.2.5 has been updated for both Mac and Windows.
PwnageTool 2.2.5 remains Mac only at the moment.

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PwnageTool 2.2.5 for Mac OSX
QuickPwn 2.2.5 for Mac OSX
QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 for Windows

This time around, Apple tried to remove the yellowsn0w unlock with their 2.2.1 firmware update. So if you update your iPhone 3G directly within iTunes, your baseband will change since 2.2.1 firmware has a new baseband update.

Q: SO…what to do if you’re using an iPhone 3G and want to update to 2.2.1, but KEEP your iPhone unlocked?
A: You will have to update via a “custom firmware”, which PwnageTool 2.2.5 will do for you. Essentially you’ll create a 2.2.1 firmware file with the old 2.2 baseband (are you confused yet?).

Q: What about unlocked iPhone first gen users who want to update to 2.2.1? Will I lose my unlock?
A: No. Just update to 2.2.1 in iTunes, then use QuickPwn to jailbreak/unlock. The baseband has not changed.

Q: I’m using a late 2008 MacBook. What about my DFU problems?
A: Use a USB hub and it will work fine. That’s what I did for my update to 2.2 a while back.

Q: Is this 2.2.1 update worth it?
A: It’s up to you. It’s relatively minor, so unless you’re lazy and don’t want to tinker around (yet again), just hold off. There’s nothing new and you can save yourself some trouble. As for the rest of us…

Baseband 101 (from the Dev Team)

The ‘baseband’ is the generic name given to the internal components of the iPhone that handle the phone calls and Internet access. This ‘baseband’ is a tiny and unique independent computer system that runs inside your iPhone, it is separate to the main system that handles the applications (such as email and google maps) and it talks to the main part of the phone over an internal communications network. Think of it like a cable modem or other peripheral that is attached to your home PC that needs occasional updates.

When a software update is released and presented to you within iTunes the baseband is sometimes updated (to fix bugs or add new features). The 2.2.1 update for the iPhone 3G contains such an update, so running the vanilla updater straight away with iTunes will reprogram and update the baseband. This could be bad for certain people, depending on your ultimate aim.

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Who here has updated to 2.2.1? I’m going to give it a shot, I will report back shortly. 😉

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  • Teebs

    PWNED!

  • Teebs

    PWNED!

  • Dude

    I used to have a jailbroken iPhone and then went back to the dark side. I am running 2.2 right now. I have decided to jailbreak it again!! Should I directly go to Pwnage tool 2.2.5 or do I have to jailbreak in 2.2 and then update to 2.2.1 by using Pwnage 2.2.5??
    Thanks! 🙂

  • Dude

    I used to have a jailbroken iPhone and then went back to the dark side. I am running 2.2 right now. I have decided to jailbreak it again!! Should I directly go to Pwnage tool 2.2.5 or do I have to jailbreak in 2.2 and then update to 2.2.1 by using Pwnage 2.2.5??
    Thanks! 🙂

  • Guest

    Well done Dev Team!
    Pwned is right! 😉

  • Dusty

    Well done Dev Team!
    Pwned is right! 😉

  • Teebs

    Has anyone heard if they’ve fixed the problem with the late 2008 MacBooks going into DFU mode? my MBP is no good for this every update I need to use my brothers older macbook.

  • Teebs

    Has anyone heard if they’ve fixed the problem with the late 2008 MacBooks going into DFU mode? my MBP is no good for this every update I need to use my brothers older macbook.

  • Do you care about the 3G unlock? If you don’t, just update in iTunes, then use QuickPwn.

    If you NEED the iPhone 3G unlock, go the PwnageTool route. Download 2.2.1 firmware, PwnageTool 2.2.5, and create a custom firmware. Do not need to JB twice!

  • Do you care about the 3G unlock? If you don’t, just update in iTunes, then use QuickPwn.

    If you NEED the iPhone 3G unlock, go the PwnageTool route. Download 2.2.1 firmware, PwnageTool 2.2.5, and create a custom firmware. Do not need to JB twice!

  • Fixing DFU mode on 10.5.6

    As noted previously OS X 10.5.6 introduced a bug that affected the use of DFU mode. with some Macs. There have been previously published hacks and techniques to fix this, but here is another method that can be used to temporarily restore DFU functionality in order to use QuickPwn or PwnageTool.

    You will need an account with ADC (Apple Developer Connection) this is free and takes a few minutes to sign up, you should read the terms and conditions carefully and you should only sign up if you are thinking of developing applications in the future – http://developer.apple.com/mac/
    Download the disk image “IOUSBFamily-315.4-log.dmg” for Mac OS X 10.5.5 Build 9F33” (yes, that is a “5” in 10.5.5 – this is a developer debug package of the USB kernel extension).
    Unplug non-vital USB equipment, such as external DVD writers, USB scanners, USB mass storage devices, at the most leave a Keyboard and Mouse connected.
    Install IOUSBFamily-315.4.1.pkg from within the disk image
    Reboot your system!
    Perform necessary DFU activity with QuickPwn or PwnageTool.
    Download the disk image “IOUSBFamily-327.4.0-log.dmg” for Mac OS X 10.5.6 Build 9G55”
    Intall IOUSBFamily-327.4.0.pkg from within the disk image
    Reboot your system!
    Reattach your USB peripherals.

  • dashparr

    Do NOT screw around with your kernals. Honestly, you can eff up you computer. Just use a usb hub or a PC.

  • dashparr

    Do NOT screw around with your kernals. Honestly, you can eff up you computer. Just use a usb hub or a PC.

  • ineediphone

    Can I use to quickpwn 2.2.5-2 and go straight from 1.1.4 to 2.2.1? I have an unlocked 1st gen phone and want to upgrade to the latest firmware. I’ve been on 1.1.4 for a while and feel like I’m missing out!!!

  • ineediphone

    Can I use to quickpwn 2.2.5-2 and go straight from 1.1.4 to 2.2.1? I have an unlocked 1st gen phone and want to upgrade to the latest firmware. I’ve been on 1.1.4 for a while and feel like I’m missing out!!!

  • B.

    Be careful with this upgrade. In my case it hasn’t worked. Everything went smoothly on the computer screen as usual, but now my phone won’t boot :S and I have no idea how to restore it. It just displays the white apple and vibrates/flickers every once in a while. I hope I haven’t bricked my phone. Pretty disappointed.

    Any suggestions welcome.

  • B.

    Be careful with this upgrade. In my case it hasn’t worked. Everything went smoothly on the computer screen as usual, but now my phone won’t boot :S and I have no idea how to restore it. It just displays the white apple and vibrates/flickers every once in a while. I hope I haven’t bricked my phone. Pretty disappointed.

    Any suggestions welcome.

  • B.

    Has anyone got this to work w/ PC?

  • B.

    Has anyone got this to work w/ PC?

  • teenwolf

    So If I’m using a PC u can’t update and unlock? Only one or the other?

  • teenwolf

    So If I’m using a PC u can’t update and unlock? Only one or the other?

  • Yes. Update in iTunes and use QuickPwn to unlock and jailbreak.

  • Yes. Update in iTunes and use QuickPwn to unlock and jailbreak.

  • You will need a Mac to use PwnageTool, or wait for WinPwn to come out.

  • You will need a Mac to use PwnageTool, or wait for WinPwn to come out.

  • Justin

    I guess I will simply wait for WinPwn to have my 3G yellosn0w to maintain its unlock jailbroken state.

  • Justin

    I guess I will simply wait for WinPwn to have my 3G yellosn0w to maintain its unlock jailbroken state.

  • ineediphone

    Worked like a charm. No issues at all!!!

  • ineediphone

    Worked like a charm. No issues at all!!!

  • PWNED with a glitch on iPhone 2G from 2.2.0 to 2.2.1

  • PWNED with a glitch on iPhone 2G from 2.2.0 to 2.2.1

  • Michelle

    Ha ha..it works!! Yes, I am stoked!! I thought I was screwed forever!!! I am soooo happy!!! It works it works!!!

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU DEV TEAM!!!!!

    Michelle

  • Michelle

    Ha ha..it works!! Yes, I am stoked!! I thought I was screwed forever!!! I am soooo happy!!! It works it works!!!

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU DEV TEAM!!!!!

    Michelle

  • Michelle

    YES YOU CAN..THATS WHAT I DID!!!!

  • Michelle

    YES YOU CAN..THATS WHAT I DID!!!!

  • Same thing here .. all broken. But I have a pineapple… won’t boot

  • Same thing here .. all broken. But I have a pineapple… won’t boot

  • Ramandeep Katari

    i jailbroke mine but i had one problem, when i take pictures they dont show up in camera roll, anyone got any ideas? please help, thanks a lot

  • Ramandeep Katari

    i jailbroke mine but i had one problem, when i take pictures they dont show up in camera roll, anyone got any ideas? please help, thanks a lot

  • dashparr

    Holy Crap! Your iPhones are bricked? This is what you do: Turn off your iPhone. You can do this by holding the home button and power button at the same time and when it turns off just before it restarts, let go of everything, that way you turn off your iPhone. Next, hold down the home button (while your iPhone is off) and connect it to iTunes. Keep holding the home button. iTunes will detect your iPhone in recovery mode. Restore your iPhone. That’s it! Let me know how it goes.

  • dashparr

    Holy Crap! Your iPhones are bricked? This is what you do: Turn off your iPhone. You can do this by holding the home button and power button at the same time and when it turns off just before it restarts, let go of everything, that way you turn off your iPhone. Next, hold down the home button (while your iPhone is off) and connect it to iTunes. Keep holding the home button. iTunes will detect your iPhone in recovery mode. Restore your iPhone. That’s it! Let me know how it goes.

  • Yeah, whitout a hitch! Once with 2.2.0 and once with 2.2.1. Just followed the regular QuickPWN instructions.

  • Yeah, whitout a hitch! Once with 2.2.0 and once with 2.2.1. Just followed the regular QuickPWN instructions.

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  • Chad Bakke

    I have the iPhone 2G updated to 2.2.1 just today.
    I want to Jailbreak to use on Rogers network.
    I downloaded 2.2.5 dmg now I am stuck I can’t open it?
    What do I do next I need some help please.

  • Chad Bakke

    I have the iPhone 2G updated to 2.2.1 just today.
    I want to Jailbreak to use on Rogers network.
    I downloaded 2.2.5 dmg now I am stuck I can’t open it?
    What do I do next I need some help please.

  • dashparr

    I know this might be a stupid question, but do you have a PC or a MAC? Because if you have a Mac, then I would re-download again from the dev team website (get the official torrent) and try again because it worked for me fine. If you have a PC, then you downloaded the wrong file, you want the zip file which can also be downloaded from the dev team website. Please provide more info on whether you are using a mac or pc.

  • dashparr

    I know this might be a stupid question, but do you have a PC or a MAC? Because if you have a Mac, then I would re-download again from the dev team website (get the official torrent) and try again because it worked for me fine. If you have a PC, then you downloaded the wrong file, you want the zip file which can also be downloaded from the dev team website. Please provide more info on whether you are using a mac or pc.

  • dashparr

    I’ve never heard of the problem before. I would unfortunately do a full restore (clean off everything from iPhone) and re-jailbreak. Sometimes, if you have too many apps and jailbreak you can screw up your iPhone. I always do a restore first before jailbreaking.

  • dashparr

    I’ve never heard of the problem before. I would unfortunately do a full restore (clean off everything from iPhone) and re-jailbreak. Sometimes, if you have too many apps and jailbreak you can screw up your iPhone. I always do a restore first before jailbreaking.

  • Yup, that’s the way to go, just make sure your IPSW file has the correct SHA1 or MD5 or you might end up in worst troubles…

  • Yup, that’s the way to go, just make sure your IPSW file has the correct SHA1 or MD5 or you might end up in worst troubles…

  • Greg

    I tried the update on my first gen iPhone as well but ran into problems as some others who wrote but my install froze and now won’t turn on not just boot because when I connect to iTunes I get a notice USB device not recognized as the usb device has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it. Have I “bricked” my phone? Help!

  • Greg

    I tried the update on my first gen iPhone as well but ran into problems as some others who wrote but my install froze and now won’t turn on not just boot because when I connect to iTunes I get a notice USB device not recognized as the usb device has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it. Have I “bricked” my phone? Help!

  • jalin2

    I have an Iphone 3G 2.2.1 which I have tried to jailbreak twice now using the PwnageTool software. My phone will not reboot once the file download had completed, only sitting on the apple logo and vibrating every couple of minutes as described earlier. The Iphone is recognized as I’m asked if I want to download the photo’s on it. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what my problem is. I thought yesterdays attempt failed because I had a password on but that isn’t on today so I really am puzzled. Hopefully I can restore it this time around. Thanks

  • jalin2

    I have an Iphone 3G 2.2.1 which I have tried to jailbreak twice now using the PwnageTool software. My phone will not reboot once the file download had completed, only sitting on the apple logo and vibrating every couple of minutes as described earlier. The Iphone is recognized as I’m asked if I want to download the photo’s on it. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what my problem is. I thought yesterdays attempt failed because I had a password on but that isn’t on today so I really am puzzled. Hopefully I can restore it this time around. Thanks

  • dashparr

    @jalin2, I just jailbroke mine yesterday. Unfortunately, there is no clear answer. By answering some questions, the community will be able to pinpoint your problem better.
    Do you have a Mac or PC?
    Did you use an external USB hub?
    Did you check/uncheck Activate Phone?
    If you are using a Mac, with an external USB hub, and have a legitimate iPhone from Rogers, uncheck Activate Phone when creating the custom firmware. Also move your partition space to at least 700MB. I moved mine to 1000MB to be safe. If you are doing everything correctly and are still having problems let me know. I’ll try to help as much as I can.

  • dashparr

    @jalin2, I just jailbroke mine yesterday. Unfortunately, there is no clear answer. By answering some questions, the community will be able to pinpoint your problem better.
    Do you have a Mac or PC?
    Did you use an external USB hub?
    Did you check/uncheck Activate Phone?
    If you are using a Mac, with an external USB hub, and have a legitimate iPhone from Rogers, uncheck Activate Phone when creating the custom firmware. Also move your partition space to at least 700MB. I moved mine to 1000MB to be safe. If you are doing everything correctly and are still having problems let me know. I’ll try to help as much as I can.

  • jalin2

    Thanks for the reply. I ran the jailbreak on a Dell laptop with XP all patched using an on board USB hub. This is a legit Rogers iPhone. I didn’t do any check/uncheck Activate Phone. Where would I find that?

  • jalin2

    Thanks for the reply. I ran the jailbreak on a Dell laptop with XP all patched using an on board USB hub. This is a legit Rogers iPhone. I didn’t do any check/uncheck Activate Phone. Where would I find that?

  • dashparr

    When you open PwnageTool, select “Expert Mode” instead of “Simple Mode”. Then click “General” and then the blue arrow, you’ll be able to ‘customize’ your custom firmware. Be sure to uncheck “Activate iPhone” and change the partition size to 1000MB. (I also uncheck Disable Partition Size, I’m not sure what it does, but I’ve found success when it’s unchecked)

  • dashparr

    When you open PwnageTool, select “Expert Mode” instead of “Simple Mode”. Then click “General” and then the blue arrow, you’ll be able to ‘customize’ your custom firmware. Be sure to uncheck “Activate iPhone” and change the partition size to 1000MB. (I also uncheck Disable Partition Size, I’m not sure what it does, but I’ve found success when it’s unchecked)

  • jalin2

    But, I thought the PwnageTool was for MAC only and that it was to unlock not jailbreak? I am confused;….

  • jalin2

    But, I thought the PwnageTool was for MAC only and that it was to unlock not jailbreak? I am confused;….

  • dashparr

    I’m sorry. I read your original post and you said you used PwnageTool software. Perhaps were you confused and you meant to say you are using Quickpwn software? If that’s the case, then I have also jailbroken iPhones using Quickpwn 2.2.5-2. That is just a straightforward process, so I’m not sure why it would screw up. Perhaps are you using Quickpwn 2.2.5 and not the correct Quickpwn 2.2.5-2 file? Go to the dev team website. If you are using Quickpwn, the best advice I can offer is to do a full restore (clean your iPhone) and then jailbreak. Sometimes, if you have too many apps on your iPhone, jailbreaking can freeze like you have previously experienced.

  • dashparr

    I’m sorry. I read your original post and you said you used PwnageTool software. Perhaps were you confused and you meant to say you are using Quickpwn software? If that’s the case, then I have also jailbroken iPhones using Quickpwn 2.2.5-2. That is just a straightforward process, so I’m not sure why it would screw up. Perhaps are you using Quickpwn 2.2.5 and not the correct Quickpwn 2.2.5-2 file? Go to the dev team website. If you are using Quickpwn, the best advice I can offer is to do a full restore (clean your iPhone) and then jailbreak. Sometimes, if you have too many apps on your iPhone, jailbreaking can freeze like you have previously experienced.

  • jalin2

    Sorry I used Quickpwn 2.2.5-2 that i download from the dev website directly. I don’t have that many applications so I think that as I have unsuccessfully attempted twice now without success, I’ll wait to see if something else comes up. I have done two full restores now. thanks again

  • jalin2

    Sorry I used Quickpwn 2.2.5-2 that i download from the dev website directly. I don’t have that many applications so I think that as I have unsuccessfully attempted twice now without success, I’ll wait to see if something else comes up. I have done two full restores now. thanks again

  • dashparr

    “only sitting on the apple logo and vibrating every couple of minutes”
    iphone fan had a similar issue (i think). When this happens, try doing a hard reset (hold the home button and power button till the iPhone resets). Otherwise, I give up. LOL. Good luck!

  • dashparr

    “only sitting on the apple logo and vibrating every couple of minutes”
    iphone fan had a similar issue (i think). When this happens, try doing a hard reset (hold the home button and power button till the iPhone resets). Otherwise, I give up. LOL. Good luck!

  • Marco

    I have an iphone 3G running 2.2.1.
    After reading the posts, seems that I can’t unlock it in the meantime.
    Can I roll back to previous version to jail break and unlock my iphone 3G?
    Thanks

  • Marco

    I have an iphone 3G running 2.2.1.
    After reading the posts, seems that I can’t unlock it in the meantime.
    Can I roll back to previous version to jail break and unlock my iphone 3G?
    Thanks

  • Marco yes you can!

  • Marco yes you can!

  • YES WE CAN!

  • YES WE CAN!

  • EmCon21

    Wow…just tried to jailbreak my iphone and it bricked on me. Tried to restore it on Itunes but it wouldn’t work because I had Passcode Lock on. Tried a number of different things without any luck and was starting to panic(understatement). Finally stumbled upon a youtube video that helped. Basically I shut the phone down many many times. Then pressed the home and power button for 7 seconds alternating which one i started with(eg press home button then power button together for 7 seconds, release both, then press power button then home button for 7 seconds, release both and alternate again) Did that to the point where i was just about to give up, then Itunes reappeared. It restored my iphone again only this time I had a bar underneath the apple symbol which slowly filled showing me that it was loading. After a long while(2 hours) my iphone is back up and running. No more jailbreaking for me!!!! Hopefully this post helps another desperate iphone lover out there.

  • EmCon21

    Wow…just tried to jailbreak my iphone and it bricked on me. Tried to restore it on Itunes but it wouldn’t work because I had Passcode Lock on. Tried a number of different things without any luck and was starting to panic(understatement). Finally stumbled upon a youtube video that helped. Basically I shut the phone down many many times. Then pressed the home and power button for 7 seconds alternating which one i started with(eg press home button then power button together for 7 seconds, release both, then press power button then home button for 7 seconds, release both and alternate again) Did that to the point where i was just about to give up, then Itunes reappeared. It restored my iphone again only this time I had a bar underneath the apple symbol which slowly filled showing me that it was loading. After a long while(2 hours) my iphone is back up and running. No more jailbreaking for me!!!! Hopefully this post helps another desperate iphone lover out there.

  • Marco

    Would you mind telling me houw?
    Thanks

  • Marco

    Would you mind telling me houw?
    Thanks

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