Dev team has released Pwnage Tool 3.1 for Mac OS X to support jailbreaking of iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G and the iPod touch 1G on Iphone firmware 3.1. However, this release does not support iPhone 3G S. Before using this tool to jailbreak your iPhone, make sure that you read, understand and follow the instructions laid out by the developers. It is also important to remember that to jailbreak the iPhone using this tool, one shall not upgrade to iPhone OS 3.1, by connecting your iPhone to the computer.
We had earlier announced that Apple had released iPhone OS 3.1 during its “Rock iPhone OS 3.1 and Roll” event in San Francisco on September 09 2009. While features in iPhone Firmware 3.1 are not anything major or interesting as it was with iPhone firmware 3.0, we had also warned that if you are using an unlocked iphone, don’t upgrade to 3.1.
Dev team has reiterated the importance of the following golden rules to jailbreak the iPhone on firmware 3.1, using Pwnage Tool 3.1 for Mac OS X:
- If you are using iPhone 3G unlocked with ultrasn0w and rely on ultrasn0w to obtain cellular service, then you should only upgrade to 3.1 with a .ipsw created using the Pwnage Tool and not directly from Apple by connecting the iPhone to the computer.
- If you have an original iPhone (1st generation), then you may unlock it on firmware 3.1 using this release of Pwnage Tool. iPhone 3G users shall upgrade to 3.1 using the .ipsw created using this Pwnage Tool and shall use ultrasn0w to unlock it.
Since PwnageTool 3.1 works only on Mac OS X, windows users have to wait until the Dev team releases redsn0w to jailbreak an iPhone on firmware 3.1.
Download PwnageTool 3.1 from here
SHA1 = ccc1e5db026362fc7eb9a40c76322b1fdcc90332
Updates From Dev Team:
- As of iPhone firmware 3.1, the *.ipcc carrier bundles are signed, and you can no longer force tethering capability simply by crafting your own bundle. Though this obstacle can probably be overcome by virtue of the jailbreak, this extra hack is not part of the current Pwnage Tool custom IPSW creation process.
- Users of unlocked iPhone 3G models will probably notice the disappearance of name and logo of their carrier, though they still have full bars and the signal. Dev team has announced this to be a superficial bug and it does not impact the carrier’s signal or coverage. They hope to fix this bug when they release the 3GS compatible version of Pwnage Tool.