Feeds

iPhone 2.0.2 crack posted then pulled

Update promised

High performance access to file storage

Hours after the latest version of the iPhone Dev Team's PwnageTool iPhone cracking utility hit the servers, the group appears to have pulled the app.

However, it promised the app will return later today.

PwnageTool 2.0.3 was announced late last night. This morning, attempts to grab it using PwnageTool 2.0.2's on-board update facility proved unfruitful, and a number of download links to the iPhone Dev Team server posted on a variety of websites only yielded 404 errors.

PwnageTool

PwnageTool: new update 'coming today'

The new release was eagerly awaited by many iPhone fans looking to update their handsets to the latest firmware, version 2.0.2, and - in the case of the original iPhone - unlock them for use with carriers not sanctioned by Apple. The iPhone 3G remains unlockable by this method.

This morning, the iPhone Dev Team warned that the PwnageTool 2.0.3 doesn't work too well with the iPod Touch. "In certain conditions, incorrect permissions will be used and the keychain doesn’t save passwords."

It told owners of that device to "wait for the next release, we’ll push out the updated version... as soon as it is tested".

It's not clear whether the same issue affects iPhone owners, or the Dev Team is just playing it safe and keeping the app away from everyone for now.

In response to a forum poster asking about auto-update errors, the Dev Team said: "Yes, we hope to release an update sometime today."

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Nvidia gamers hit trifecta with driver, optimizer, and mobile upgrades
Li'l Shield moves up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, GameStream comes to notebooks
AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'
The Radeon R9 295X2: Water-cooled, 5,632 stream processors, 11.5TFLOPS
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android
Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable!
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.