Avoiding that new, performance-enhancing iPhone 2.0.1 OS update for fear of losing your jailbreak applications? Don’t want to risk not being able to unlock your iPhone 3G after updating to the iPhone 2.0.1 OS? Well, good news, you iPhone hacking fiend, you. The always reliable iPhone Dev Team has released their latest PwnageTool update. PwnageTool 2.0.2 brings with it fresh compatibility with the iPhone 2.0.1 OS and even includes the anticipated Installer 4 beta.
Last we heard, the iPhone 2.0.1 OS was bundled with a new baseband firmware (the code responsible for getting your iPhone’s GSM radio to connect to the appropriate signals) that was speculated to prevent future SIM-unlocking methods. And, to make matters worse, the iPhone 2.0.1 OS update essentially broke the Pwnage Tool 2.0.1 jailbreak process, making it impossible for anyone wanting to sport the latest iPhone firmware from running jailbreak applications.
But, now that the DevTeam has gone public with their PwnageTool 2.0.2, iPhone users can again jailbreak all firmware versions of the iPhone OS – on iPhones and iPhone 3Gs alike. That means the jailbreak applications that you’ve come to know and love will now work with the latest Apple iPhone OS.
Better yet, the Pwnage Tool 2.0.2 creates custom .ipsw files (the iPhone OS files) that magically replaces Apple’s new iPhone 3G baseband firmware with a more unlock-friendly baseband firmware. So, PwnageTool 2.0.2 preserves your iPhone 3G’s future compatibility with whatever SIM unlock solution that the DevTeam launches (if they ever do).
And, PwnageTool 2.0.2 brings back the long-absent Installer.app application to the iPhone 2.0.1 OS. Installer makes its re-debut as Installer 4 beta, and promises all to bring back all those unauthorized applications that iPhone and iPhone 3G users will no doubt flock to.
To grab PwnageTool 2.0.2, simply fire up PwnageTool 2.0.1 (you do have it installed already, don’t you?) and update the software through its internal update mechanism. If you don’t have PwnageTool 2.0.1 installed, or just want to grab a fresh copy, download the new Pwnage Tool 2.0.2 here, here, or here (DO NOT use anything other than your Mac’s built-in decompression tool to unarchive the .tbz file – unless you like corrupt files).
Otherwise, happy jailbreaking!
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