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The Easiest Way to Jailbreak and Unlock an iPhone 4

by Eric Pena on August 30, 2010

iPhone 4

Finally, I’m able to jailbreak and unlock an iPhone again after months of watching from the sidelines as new model iPhones with enhanced operating systems were rolled out by Apple. You see, I’m still stuck with my old First Gen iPhone. Too bad, the latest and greatest iOS4 isn’t backward compatible with mine, so it […]


FW 3.1.2

Since Apple recently released the new iPhone OS 3.1.2 firmware, the iPhone Dev-Team likewise released an updated jailbreaking and unlocking tool–PwnageTool 3.1.4. It supports the iPhone 3GS OTB, iPhone 3G and 2G, and the iPod Touch 1st and 2nd Gen. PwnageTool is for Mac OS X only. Read First: This tutorial is for those who […]


PwnageTool 3.1

Read First: This tutorial is for those who already have a jailbroken iPhone OS 3.0 and upgrading to iPhone OS 3.1. If you have the first generation iPhone (2G), you can use this tutorial to jailbreak and unlock your phone. If you have an iPhone 3G, you can use this guide to jailbreak only. Then […]


Ultrasn0w Unlock

The iPhone Dev-Team thinks that it has finally fixed the vast majority of problems in unlocking the iPhone 3G and 3GS with Ultrasn0w version 0.9 that they posted tips for those still having some problems. Ultratips from the Dev-Team: Unusual battery depletion is almost always caused by people choosing to “Restore from backup” instead of […]


Ultrasn0w Version 0.9 Fixes Random Issues

by Eric Pena on July 19, 2009

Ultrasn0w 0.9

If you unlocked your iPhone 3G or 3GS using Ultrasn0w and are having random problems with it, try unlocking it again by running the latest Ultrasn0w version 0.9. According to the iPhone Dev-Team, this new version includes the following features:


Redsn0w Jailbreak

While GeoHot has already released his jailbreaking tools called Purplera1n for the iPhone 3GS on both Windows and Mac platforms, the iPhone Dev-Team followed suit today with an updated Redsn0w 0.8 after initially announcing that they will wait for the iPhone firmware 3.1. This Redsn0w 0.8 release can jailbreak the iPhone 2G, 3G and 3GS, […]


Jailbreak iPhone 3GS Using Purplera1n for Mac

by Eric Pena on July 6, 2009

Purplera1n Freeze

Purplera1n for the Mac has just been released by GeoHot. It has basically the same instructions as the Windows version that you can find in this video tutorial. From GeoHot’s bog: You asked for it, and we delivered. I’m not a mac coder, so AriX and westbaer stepped up to do it. Check out AriX’s […]



As I reported in an earlier article, while the Dev-Team has released Ultrasn0w to unlock the iPhone 3GS, it won’t be able to do a jailbreak. Without a jailbreak, there’s no way to use Ultrasn0w to unlock (Ultrasn0w can unlock the iPhone 3G by using PwnageTool or Redsn0w). Although the Dev-Team has already identified an […]


Home Button

The iPhone Dev-Team has verified that the exploit earlier found in the iPod Touch 2G, called 24kpwn, has been left unpatched by Apple and is still applicable to the bootrom of the iPhone 3GS.


Dev-Team Released Ultrasn0w & Tutorial

by Eric Pena on June 24, 2009

Ultrasn0w 0.9

The wait is over for all iPhone 3G users to unlock their jailbroken phones who previously applied yellowsn0w. The iPhone Dev-Team has fnally released their much awaited new tool—Ultrasn0w. Although Ultrasn0w should also be able to unlock the new iPhone 3G S, there is still no tool to make the required jailbreak before an unlock […]


Update: PwnageTool 3.01 is now available and is said to fix the PPC issue on Mac OS X and the Icy Installer bug. This guide will help you upgrade and jailbreak your iPhone v2.x to 3.0 firmware using PwnageTool 3.0 created by the iPhone Dev-Team. This tutorial is specifically for the iPhone 2G (1st Generation […]


The iPhone OS 3.0 Frrmware has been released by Apple officially a few hours ago. For those with unmodified iPhones, upgrading is as simple as doing an update from iTunes. But for those with unlocked and jailbroken phones, it is recommended that everyone wait for the iPhone Dev-Team to release their tools. If you are […]


Windows QuickPwn 2.1 Released

by Eric Pena on September 20, 2008

Just a short update. For those waiting for a Windows version of the iPhone Dev Team’s jailbreaking tool for iPhone 2.1, wait no more. Quickly grab Windows QuickPwn 2.1 from the links below: Official IDT Download: Windows QuickPwn 2.1 –> Torrent Download (sha1) = f8124d0e8f31f64ef3272de8fbc679e1dd1f93a7 Unofficial Downloads: You need iTunes 8 […]


From iPhone firmware 2.0.1, I upgraded to 2.1 using iPhone Dev Team’s newly released PwnageTool 2.1 for Mac (Note: If this doesn’t work for you, you can try QuickPwn 1.1 for Mac). As I mentioned in my other post, I didn’t upgrade to 2.0.2 because there wasn’t anything exciting with it. But 2.1 is a […]


PwnageTool 2.0.3 and Windows QuickPwn 1.50 Released

by Eric Pena on August 26, 2008

PwnageTool 2.0.3 The iPhone Dev Team has released an update to its PwnageTool that provides support for the iPhone/iPod firmware 2.0.2 5C1. You can click “Check for Updates” on your PwnageTool application or download directly here. Note from the iPhone Dev Team: The application SHOULD ONLY be downloaded as a .tbz file from our servers […]


The iPhone Dev Team has released a new tool that will allow an iPhone running firmware 2.0, 2.0.1 or 2.0.2 to be “Pwned” (the ability to install future custom non-Apple firmwares) and jailbroken. This time however, instead of releasing for the Mac first, the new tool, named QuickPwn for Windows has been released obviously for […]


This is a turorial on how to use PwnageTool 2.0.2 and update your iPhone to 2.0.1. For Mac only! Step 1. Download PwnageTool 2.0.2 here. Step 2. Backup your iPhone to iTunes Step 3. Open iTunes, and from the iPhone -> Summary tab, download (do not update) the latest iPhone firmware 2.0.1 (iPhone1,1_2.0.1_5B108_Restore.ipsw). Step 4. […]


Update: PwnageTool 2.0.1 Fixes Bugs

by Eric Pena on July 21, 2008

If you just woke up today and just found out that thousands have already upgraded their first generation iPhones to 2.0, you’re in luck because you can now have a much smoother upgrade of your iPhone 1.1.4. The iPhone Dev Team has just released PwnageTool 2.0.1 a day after the much anticipated PwnageTool 2.0 came […]


Update: PwnageTool 2.0.1 (still Mac only) has been released with bug fixes. This PwnageTool 2.0 Guide remains applicable. Note: PwnageTool 2.0 is for Mac only at this time. You also cannot upgrade from firmware versions older than 1.1.4. I suggest you use my other guide if you need to upgrade your iPhone to 1.1.4 first. […]


Downgrade from iPhone 2.0 to 1.1.4 Firmware

by Eric Pena on July 13, 2008

While waiting for a working solution to the iPhone 2.0 hack for both first and second gen iPhones, many have been asking how to downgrade from 2.0 to 1.1.4. These are mostly people who in their excitement have prematurely updated their firmware from 1.1.4 to 2.0 even before the official iPhone 2.0 came out. Now […]

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