iPhone unlock team strikes again
SDK for unofficial code
A hotly anticipated development kit for hacking your iPhone and bypassing Apple's official application store has been released.
The PwnageTool is a Mac OS-X-based SDK from the iPhone Dev Team that lets you add "unsigned code" to the iPhone and iPod Touch. This means you don't have to wait for Apple's approval on what you can run or have to download approved applications from the App Store. A version for Windows is expected in the next 24 hours.
The SDK will be useful to anyone who wants to make software for the iPhone. Those who snapped up Apple's official iPhone SDK and registered for the iPhone developer program have been left in the dark over whether can build applications with Apple's imprimatur.
The urge to bypass official channels is strong. The iPhone Dev Team, which last year developed the iPhone unlock tool, says hundreds of thousands of users had unlocked their phone.
Hacks built with PwnageTool cannot be broken by subsequent Apple updates, the team claims.
PwnageTool can be downloaded here.®
"They are being far too big-brother-ish over its nurturing..."
Isn't that ironic considering their big Macintosh ad campaign in 1984.
Why this is needed
..because I want porn on my iPhone. Why should the Church of Apple deny my porn needs.
Thank you Steve
Yes I wish ppl would read the comments before replying.
Dont get me wrong here - I love the whole iPod Touch / iPhone thing - its a great platform, but its brand new - and Apple are not (imho) being very conducive to its overall development and improvement, what with their software release policies and what they think the whole iPhone experience should be like (no background apps for instance).
They are being far too big-brother-ish over its nurturing, saying what can and cannot be done with quite a bit of restriction.
Lets face it, we all pay good money to Apple for, even, the iPod Touch - I'd like to do what I want with it (but not writing viruses of course) - especially if I put the time into developing the app for it myself.
Thats why I'll stick to hacking open my iTouch and will eventually get round to looking into developing for it, all without using the official SDK - OR Apples approval.
What I was referring to being a 'pile of poo' though, is the Macintosh platform. But Phil if you prefer - okay its a pile of utter SHIT. Better?