iPhone Dev Team releases PwnageTool 2.0.1, free unlocking tool for Apple iPhone 3G

The iPhone Dev Team has released PwnageTool 2.0.1 which addresses the following issues:

• It auto-finds the bl39 and bl46 files better, if they’re on your computer
• It creates the ~/Library/iTunes/Device Support/ folder if not present, which should help with some 1600 errors people have been having.
• Many people have reported the PwnageTool not starting up at all (the icon never stops bouncing). This issue should be resolved now.
• The Sparkle AppCast URL is fixed in this version, so automatic updates should work for future releases.

More info here.


  1. unlocking is to use any GSM carrier, and jailbreaking is to add 3rd party Apps (not thru the App store)

    unless they have fixed since yesterday, this only jail breaks 3G iPhones

    Update 1: Just to clear up some confusion over what this actually does: yes, it jailbreaks and unlocks older iPhones, and jailbreaks iPhone 3Gs and iPod Touches. We only support the 2.0 firmwares.

    I upgraded my old iPhone to 2.0 using this yesterday

  2. I upgraded before they issued 2.0.1…

    This works fantastically! All we need now are the developers of the 1.1.4 applications on Installer and Cydia to update their programs. They will get there, albeit slowly.

    Keep up the great work everyone!

  3. I also upgraded my old iPhone (BL 4.3) yesterday and here is what I found:
    1.-Once you have created the Custom firmaware, you can deply it to other iphones with out rebuilding the firmware or installing the Tool.

    2.-In “simple mode” some times does not detect the firmware or the BL files, swap to “Expert mode” and it let you browse for the file.

    3.- Old “Installer.app” applications won’t work on the new firmware, backup all the applications you have and also make a back up of the iPhone using iTunes (its back ups the call history, messages, contacts and all that).

    Good luck!

  4. Perhaps I should explain a little. How is installing software that continues to render certain advertised features of an iPhone (visual voice mail, automatic updates) unusable, an upgrade? It may be a revision of the old software that allows it to be installed on a new iPhone, but an upgrade it is not.

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