iPhone hackers post latest jailbreak tool
The iPhone Dev Team has posted PwnageTool 184.108.40.206, a revised version of the iPhone hacking utility released yesterday then quickly removed.
The earlier release had mis-set file-access permissions, preventing upgraded iPod Touch - the code works with the music player as well as Apple's phone - from retaining Wi-Fi passwords and the like.
PwnageTool 2.0.3 was released this week to allow owners of these devices to upgrade to Apple's latest firmware, iPhone 2.0.2. The utility opens - aka 'jailbreaks' - the Touch and all versions of the iPhone to third-party apps released outside Apple's iTunes Application Store. It'll also unlock the original iPhone, but not the iPhone 3G.
The new code is available from the Team's website and through the auto-update mechanism integrated into earlier versions of the app.
Apple iPhone 3G
It works. Seems a lot more stable than the 2.0 firmware I was running - never once had an application crash on opening. Seems snappier to scroll through lists, too.
2G iphones remain unlocked, too: mine's on vodafone... Still no unlock for 3G.
Still crap bluetooth performance with some BMW bluetooth units. For me, it pairs for 10 seconds, drops for 2, pairs for 10 seconds, drops for 2 - rinse, repeat...
Only slight downside is the fragmentation in packaging that has been introduced as we've now got Cydia included next to Installer...
Shame theres little point in jailbreaking anymore.
Anyone who can write anymore than 10 lines of mac code is putting any old crap they make on the App Store, in the likely hope that the mugs who use it will buy anything.
And fair play to them, i'd do the same if i could.
So there hasnt been squat on Installer or Cydia for over a month now, anymore than a few summerboard themes.
Still, beats *paying* for a damn firmware update! (in the case of the Touch)