Ok, so I’ve been trying to get my iPhone the way I want it all day. Last night I decided that I was going to restore my iPhone using winpwn. It’s been about 2 months since I have synced my iPhone with iTunes because for some reason iTunes hasn’t recognized it. I backed up all my data either via SSH or TimeCapsule. I fell asleep after finally backing up all options in TimeCapsule. When I woke up this morning my iPhone was running REALLY slow. Like 10 second delay everything I did something. No idea why this was but I didn’t really care since I was going to restore.
I started by restoring with iTunes to 1.1.4. Everything seemed fine, I could make calls, YouTube, etc. I finally figured out how winpwn worked. (it helps to read the instructions) One problem I was having was the version I was using didn’t look the same as the help version. I finally figured out it was a new version. Also figured out that it creates a custom firmware. So basically you creat a hacked firmware and when you restore in iTunes you select that firmware to restore with.
Once I figured all of this out I could not get the iPhone activated. I even tried selecting activate in winpwn but I still got nothing. I ended up using ZiPhone (which worked perfectly again). After installing a bunch of stuff and realizing I was running out of space on my Application partition, I installed BossTool and moved my fonts and ringtones. There has been some problems with moving applications recently. I’ve talked to BigBoss about it… he knows there is a problem and he said that I should only need to move fonts and that will give me enough space. When attempting to move ringtones Installer just closed and I got the SWOD (spinning wheel of death). I tried to SSH the last few programs but it didn’t help. I was forced to restore again…
I decided to research a little and see if I could find a fix for winpwn no activation issue. I really want the custom boot logo! I finally found an answer and it worked great! This applies to winpwned iPhones trying to activate with AT&T:
Install BSD Subsystem + OpenSSH.
Download lockdownd file here: http://rapidshare.com/files/108537986/114_lockdownd_original.zip.html
Connect via OpenSSH and overwrite the file here: /usr/libexec/
Set permissions to “0755″
Reboot your iPhone
Now my iPhone is pwned and I have sweet boot and recovery logos! I installed BossTool right away and just to see what would happen I ran the action to move apps. It worked! If it doesn’t work it will just stop the spinning wheel and not say “apps already moved”. You may also get some apps disappear, even stock ones. Try this at your own risk. So, after all that, I am finally where I want to be after about…. 6-8 hours! Here’s a few screenshots: