PwnageTool

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PwnageTool
PwnageTool Icon
Developer(s) iPhone Dev Team
Stable release 5.1.1 / June 4, 2012 (2012-06-04)
Written in Objective-C/Cocoa
Operating system Mac OS X
Type Jailbreaking
License Freeware
Website blog.iphone-dev.org

PwnageTool is an iPhone jailbreaking application for Mac OS X that creates custom iOS firmware images to user-defined specifications. These firmware images often contain the APT interface Cydia as well as additional APT packages.[citation needed]

Models supported[edit]

Model Since
iPhone 2G April 3, 2008
iPod Touch 1G April 3, 2008
iPhone 3G Jul 19, 2008
iPod Touch 2G Oct 2, 2009
iPhone 3GS Oct 2, 2009[citation needed]
iPhone 3GS New Bootrom February 15, 2011
iPhone 4 February 15, 2011
iPod Touch 3G February 15, 2011
iPod Touch 4G February 15, 2011
iPad (3G & WiFi Models) February 15, 2011
Apple TV 2G February 15, 2011

Releases[edit]

PwnageTool was initially released April 3, 2008. It became popular when version 2.0 of iOS was released July 19, 2008.[citation needed]

Stable versions are shown below.

1.x: Initial Release[edit]

Version Release Date Features
1.1.4 Apr 3, 2008

2.x: Second Major Release[edit]

Version Release Date Features
2.0 Jul 19, 2008
  • Added support for iPhone 3G.[1]
  • Jailbreaks iPhone OS version 2.0.
  • Allows editing of logos displayed upon boot.
  • Installs Cydia by default.
2.0.1 Aug 4, 2008
2.0.2 Aug 21, 2008
  • Jailbreaks iPhone OS version 2.0.2.[2]
  • Backwards compatible to iPhone OS versions 2.0.1 and 2.0.
  • Fixes a bug where clicking on a button does not always move you to the next page.
2.0.3 Aug 25, 2008
  • Compatible with iTunes 8
  • Jailbreaks versions 2.0,2.0.1 and 2.0.2
2.1 Sep 13, 2008
  • Jailbreaks iPhone OS version 2.1 on the iPhone, or version 2.2.1 on the iPod touch.
  • No longer backwards compatible with previous iPhone OS versions.
  • Can install Apt packages directly from the interface.
  • New graphics and sounds.
2.2.1 Nov 21, 2008
  • Jailbreaks iPhone OS versions 2.2 and 2.2.1.
  • Searches for firmware files faster.
2.2.5 Jan 30, 2009
  • Includes bug fixes.

3.x: Third Major Release of PwnageTool[edit]

Version Release date Features
3.0 Jun 19, 2009
  • Jailbreaks iPhone OS version 3.0. It does not jailbreak version 3.0.1.
  • Includes instructions on How to put your iPhone/iPod into DFU mode.[3]
  • Allows the addition of custom Apt sources to the created firmware image.
3.1 Sep 15, 2009
  • Jailbreaks iPhone OS version 3.1 for the iPhone 2G, 3G, and 3GS, as well as version 3.1.1 for the iPod Touch 1G and 2G.
  • Includes a workaround for a 1600 error when restoring the custom firmware image.
3.1.4 Oct 13, 2009
  • Jailbreaks iPhone OS version 3.1.2 for the iPhone 2G, 3G, and 3GS, as well as iPod Touch 1G, 2G (both models) and 3G/
  • Tethered jailbreak on devices not vulnerable to Pwnage, Pwnage2 or 24kpwn.
3.1.5 Feb 7, 2010
  • Jailbreaks iPhone OS version 3.1.3 for the iPhone 2G, 3G, and 3GS (old-bootrom only), as well as iPod Touch 1G and 2G (MB model only)
  • Backwards compatible with iPhone OS 3.1.2 (still tethered on iPod touch 3G, 2G-MC and new boot-rom iPhone 3GS)

4.x: Fourth Major Release Of PwnageTool[edit]

Version Release Date Features
4.0 June 22, 2010
4.0.1 June 22, 2010
4.1.3 November 28, 2010
4.2 February 15, 2011
4.3 April 3, 2011
  • Jailbreaks iOS version 4.3.1 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM), iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad, and Apple TV 2G (iOS 4.3 Build 8F202).
4.3.2 April 24, 2011
  • Jailbreaks iOS version 4.3.2 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM), iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad, and Apple TV 2G (iOS 4.3 Build 8F202).
4.3.3 May 6, 2011
  • Jailbreaks iOS version 4.3.3 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM), iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad, and Apple TV 2G (iOS 4.3 Build 8F202).
4.3.3.1 May 8, 2011
  • Jailbreaks iOS version 4.3.3 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM), iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad, and Apple TV 2G (iOS 4.3 Build 8F202).
  • Includes a fix for the iPhone side switch vibration issue.

5.x: Fifth Major Release of PwnageTool[edit]

Version Release Date Features
5.0.1 December 27, 2011
  • Jailbreaks iOS version 5.0.1 untethered for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM), iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G and the original iPad.
  • Cydia is updated to 1.1.3
  • No support for jailbreaking Apple A5.
5.1.1 June 4, 2012
  • Jailbreaks iOS version 5.1.1 untethered for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM), iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G and the original iPad.

Platform support[edit]

Although PwnageTool is only for Mac OS X, a Microsoft Windows version called WinPwn was developed but is now retired.

References[edit]