The new MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops take Apple’s penchant for marrying high-technology with high-style to a whole new level. We won’t get into how cool the solid aluminum casing is, nor how much more productive the huge all-glass trackpad allows us to be – that’s not our niche, so we’ll steer clear. What we do want to talk talk about is the new MacBook and MacBook Pro’s most significant feature that you’ve likely never heard about.
Turns out, Apple’s war against iPhone hackers and the “jailbreak” community has trickled into the company’s laptop lineup. The new MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops are apparently breaking the iPhone Dev Team’s PwnageTool jailbreak utility.
That’s right, Apple has tweaked the MacBook and MacBook Pro to thwart jailbreaking efforts using the popular Pwnage Tool solution.
iPhone and iPhone 3G users with the new all-aluminum MacBooka and MacBook Pro laptops are reporting that current jailbreak solutions fail to recognize their iPhone in DFU restore mode. Since both Quickpwn and PwnageTool require that the computer recognize the iPhone in DFU restore mode in order to perform the jailbreak procedure, the new laptops are effectively killing the jailbreak option for many Mac users.
Speculation places the blame on some software changes specific to the new MacBook and MacBook Pro that is preventing iTunes and Quickpwn from recognizing the iPhone in DFU restore mode.
The alternative? Go find an older Apple laptop or a Windows machine and jailbreak your iPhone.
If you’ve run into this problem on your new MacBook, leave a comment and let us know!