Updating software on jailbroken iphone
Here are some details on our latest version of Pwnage Tool 3.1.4 for Mac OS X which supports the 3.1.2 release of the i Phone software for i Phone 2G/3G/3GS and i Pod Touch 1G/2G.If you’re already jailbroken (by whatever means), you don’t need to mess around with DFU mode at all.
For best results, use the latest i Tunes (9.0.1) – which includes a nice new application organizer.This release allows your baseband to remain unlocked at 3.1.2, but it does not unlock a new baseband put there by restoring to official 3.1.x.It is super important that people who need the unlock to understand they can keep it only by starting at 3.0 (or earlier) and updating solely to custom IPSWs that don’t update the baseband.For those who have been onboard the “unlock train”, simply install ultrasn0w via Cydia once you’ve restored to your custom IPSW. Note for 3GS users not already jailbroken and stuck at 3.1.x: this version of Pwnage Tool has a side feature to jailbreak your 3GS.Don’t forget to turn off the “3G” setting in Settings-Network if you use T-Mobile in the U. It uses a simple implementation of the usb control msg hole found by chronicdev, geohot, and our very own gray.That’s because all jailbroken devices accept a custom created by Pwnage Tool.
(However, if you ran blackra1n on a 3G or 3GS that means you updated to stock 3.1.x, and the carrier unlock is now out of reach.
We’ll continue to work on a carrier unlock for the latest basebands, but the timeframe for such an unlock is unknowable.) Note: If you use internet tethering on a carrier that doesn’t officially support it, you’ll lose it by going to 3.1.x.
(Update: please make sure i Tunes and i Tunes Helper are not running when Pwnage Tool asks you if your 3GS is already jailbroken/pwned).
Now that the hole is public and in use, we expect Apple to close it by the next major firmware update.
That’s why 3GS users need to get their ECID hashes for 3.1.x now, and need to stay onboard the “jailbreak train” in all future updates.
For more details on what this means, please see our earlier posts or ask in our comments section (moderated by the always helpful @angie and @confucious! For the early adopters who ran blackra1n and are having problems with mobilesubstrate, winterboard, diskaid, or ifunbox, you can install a custom from Pwnage Tool to fix these issues.