There comes a time when an iPhone just isn’t enough. Sure, it’s the best phone on the planet, but some users want to go beyond Apple’s arbitrary rules and restrictions. Maybe they want to run the phone on a network other than AT&T, or maybe they want to use apps that you just can’t find on the App Store. When that happens, it’s time to go underground.
The software has been updated to 2.0.1, giving us zippier performance and fewer bugs. Apple is ramping up production to keep pace with the public's rabid demands. So what's coming next for the iPhone 3G? Oh, lots.
The iPhone Dev Team has decided to forgo weekend fun and release the iPhone Pwnage Tool 2.0 today. The release is just in time to ruin any Saturday night plans you had, and keep you glued to the warm glow of your newly jailbroken, and unlocked, iPhone.
Pwnage Tool 2.0 will jailbreak any OG iPhone, and iPhone 3G, that is currently running iPhone Software 2.0. The tool will only unlock the OG iPhone for now. The iPhone Dev Team is currently working on a version of the Pwnage Tool that will unlock the iPhone 3G.
As with any new unlocking/jailbreaking tool, you might want to wait until the tool has been tested by brave super nerds before taking the plunge yourself.
For the brave, be patient, the Dev Teams servers are being hammered right now.
So those awesomely unstoppable bags of wacky known as the iPhone Dev Team, who roam through the countryside jailbreaking iPhone and iPod touch firmware, are getting set to release the first PwnageTool for jailbreaking the iPhone 2.0 firmware update that was only unleashed, oh, five days ago.
But the team announced on its blog today that the PwnageTool won't be able to unlock the iPhone 3G to run on other wireless carriers. If you have an iPhone 3G, the tool will jailbreak the handset to run unsupported apps while still maintaining App Store support.
And the team is still working on a "baseband unlock" of the iPhone 3G, as well, so I guess someone should start a pool to see how quickly they get that accomplished. (Those cats are wicked smart, yo.) Read more about it on their bloggy blog.
It only took five days and the iPhone Dev team has already managed to jailbreak the new iPhone 3G, though there is no official release annoucement. Anyone with the OG iPhone, iPod touch, or iPhone 3G will be able to partake in the pwnage. Third party apps will still be accessible, as well as other cool hacks like video game emulators, video recording capabilities, and maybe someone, somewhere will figure out how to create a hack for cut and paste. Seriously.
For iPhone lovers with a hatred for AT&T, or who are stuck in a long term commitment with another carrier, iPhone Software 2.0 is a mixed blessing.
While the App Store and Exchange support brings joy to many of the iPhone faithful, folks with unlocked or Pwnd iPhones have to sit on the sidelines waiting and watching.
Well, the wait may soon be over, the iPhone Dev Team has posted a video of their Pwnage Tool 2.0 working its magic on iPhone Software 2.0. Right now, the tool will only work with OG iPhones. Sorry iPhone 3G users.
Disclaimer: Mac|Life can not be held responsible for any problems that may arise from the hacking and unhacking of your iPhone. Be sure to research any hacking and unhacking procedures thoroughly before proceeding. With the iPhone App Store opening for business at any moment, many iPhone owners are looking at their jailbroken, unlocked or otherwise hacked phones and deciding a little time travel might be in order. After all, it’s quite unlikely programs acquired from the App Store will run on anything but Apple-approved, untouched hardware. With that in mind, let’s run through the various methods of “revirginizing” your iPhone.