Pwnage Tool is an amazing testament to the iPhone hacking community’s (namely, the Dev Team) ability to crack Cupertino’s code for the betterment of iPhone users worldwide. Unfortunately, the Pwnage Tool jailbreak solution that creates custom iPhone OS packages (ipsw files) requires that you perform a full “Restore” on your iPhone before getting access to your iPhone and iPhone 3G’s file system. In that regard, the Pwnage Tool is a bit of a hassle.
It’s not really that big a hassle, but the DevTeam apparently realized the iPhone community’s desire for the simplest, safest jailbreak solution and announced their lightweight jailbreak solution – QuickPwn. The new QuickPwn utility is available in developmental form to anyone looking to bring the DevTeam’s work to market, and will allow iPhone users to jailbreak their handset without having to perform a full “Restore.”
So, if you’ve been holding off on jailbreaking that iPhone or iPhone 3G of yours because you just didn’t want to go through the hassle of backing up and restoring your Apple handset, sit tight, the DevTeam is working on a simpler solution!