WinPwn Beta 2 Update Released

I just upgraded one of our 1st Gen iPhones to 2.0.2 firmware form 2.0 and kept getting an error using the QuickPwn feature of WinPwn. Luckily there is a new release of WinPwn that fixes these types of errors. You can download the update here. When upgrading, don’t forget to uninstall your previous version of WinPwn if you have one. To update just click the pinapple in the very top left corner and then click for updates. After the update the jailbreak went smooth with no problems.

WinPwn 2.5

WinPwn 2.5 is finally here! This is a very nice jailbreak application. I just upgraded to iPhone firmware 2.0.2 and jailbroke my iPhone 3G using the QuickPwn part of WinPwn 2.5. You can jailbreak the iPod Touch and both the 1st Gen iPhone and the iPhone 3G all on firmwares 2.0, 2.0.1 and 2.0.2. You can also unlock the 1st Gen iPhone but not the iPhone 3G.

Again, I used the QuickPwn part of WinPwn because I can’t unlock my iPhone 3G and didn’t want to restore. To switch WinPwn 2.5 into QuickPwn Mode just click the Custom icon at the top and it will switch to QuickPwn mode. The steps are really easy and the big difference with this version is WinPwn is it’s design and usability. If you’ve been afraid to jailbreak your iPhone or iPod Touch because it looks too hard, it’s now become even easier. [Read more…]

QuickPwn – A “New” Beta Jailbreak Method for Windows Users

Dev TeamIt seems the DevTeam has released a quick jailbreak method for Windows users. QuickPwn is still in beta but, it seems to be proof of concept that makes pwning and jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod Touch much quicker. Basically you are able to jailbreak without creating a full IPSW. After taking a look at it, there isn’t much of a user interface at this time and it seems that you can only use it if you are on firmware 2.0.1 (be sure to read the README file). But, if you are into trying the newest hack…you may want to give it a shot. Below is a snippet from the DevTeam’s blog.

We’ve got something for you! (No, it’s not the 3G unlock, but still something very useful.)

It’s a tool we’ve been working on to jailbreak a phone more quickly and easily, without requiring a full restore. Unless you are making a custom firmware with specific features, there is nothing inherent in the pwnage process that requires a restore, and we have been planning this tool for some time. It’s more convenient because you do not need to make a full IPSW and use iTunes with it, but your phone still ends up pwned and jailbroken.

In an attempt to be more open about our development process, we’re releasing a beta version of quickpwn, for Windows only. Other platforms are coming soon.
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WinPwn Released

WinPwn has been released. This will jailbreak firmware 2.0.1. Firmware 2.0.1 has some good upgrades that speed up the iPhone and keep the iPhone from crashing so much. The 2.0.1 firmware upgrades the modem firmware and has not been unlocked yet.

I am in progress of backing up my iPhone, upgrading and jailbreaking. I will update with more info later.

WinPwn 2.5 Screenshots

As the developers of WinPwn continue to work on version 2.5 which is said to be, “a lot easier to use and should help a lot of people having issues,” they will continue to give us screenshots so that we can see the progress. Below are today’s screenshots.

WinPwn 2.5

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WinPwn 2.5

It seems that the developers of WinPwn are in the process of developing a new WinPwn that is, “a lot easier to use and should help a lot of people having issues.” I’m not exactly sure what that means…the current process seems to be decent. So, I guess we will just have to wait any see. They say WinPwn 2.5 will be released “very soon.” We will keep an eye out for it!


An updated version of WinPwn was released yesterday. Doug and I had a chance to test the new version last night and it worked great. Doug is in the process of trying to convert and edit a demo video on how to use WinPwn so, keep an eye out for that. Below is a list of fixes for WinPwn and upcoming features in the future. Fixes:
    • Cydia/XP/Writing root FS bug.
    • Failed to remove ipsw directory after a ipswBuild failure.
    • iPwner now only accepts custom ipsws.
    • Remove 345 ipsw support. WinPwn only supports 347 2.0 ipsw’s.
    • Various other fixes.

Upcoming Features:
    • Parition resizer
    • Auto updater
    • DFU Helper function/Wizard mode

WinPwn 2.0

It’s here! We’ll be testing soon. Again, no Installer yet, but you want to try it here’s the instructions and downloads (be sure to also read the Important Notes section below):

– 1) Uninstall WinPwn 1.0 first.

– 2) First create a custom IPSW using the IPSW Builder.
– a) you will need the 2.0 firmware file. The one for the 1st Gen is different than the 3G. You can download them from our firmware page or you can click upgrade in iTunes and then unplug your iPhone to force iTunes to download it. The file will be stored in your local drive, usually C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR WINDOWS USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

– 3) Click “Ipwner” and browse for the custom IPSW that you just created. This will pwn itunes and allow you to flash Custom IPSW files via DFU mode

– 4) Once you have pwned Itunes, put your phone into DFU mode. If you don’t know how to do this click Here.

– 5) Once you are in DFU mode Itunes will pop up and then you can hold shift and click restore and browse to your custom IPSW file.

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WinPwn Getting Closer

Well, according to guys over at they are testing the latest version of WinPwn and we should see a release soon! Maybe the next couple of days?! Hold tight…we are almost there.

WinPwn…Getting Closer to being Ready for Firmware 2.0

Though we have already seen the release of Pwnage 2.0 as a jailbreak option for firmware 2.0, some of us (that includes Doug and I) are anxiously awaiting the release of WinPwn, the windows version of Pwnage. We do not have any hard evidence of when it is going to be released but the guys over at say that we can expect to see it in the next few days. I guess we will just have to wait and see. Once it has been released we will do a full article on how to use it and how it worked for us. Though, as of now, Installer is still not available for firmware 2.0 and there have not been many application ported over. Let me know in the comments if those of you on 1.1.4 and below will update to 2.0 and jailbreak right away or if you will hang out on your jailbroke 1.1.4 for a little while.

PwnageTool 2.0 Video Demo

gilliam The Dev Team has released a video demo of PwnageTool 2.0. It seems that they have been working hard and the results look pretty good. The new GUI interface appears to be simple and user-friendly. Pwnage 2.0 is not available yet however, they say it will be soon. It will including the ability to jailbreak firmware 2.0. YAY! Below is what they have to say and a video demo.

“We’ve added lots of new features, including 2.0 support, spotlight file indexing of .ipsws, canned websearches, installer custom configuration, custom root partitions and various other things that you’ll see on the release. Release date is soon although not this weekend. So check out the video, hopefully it will hold you off until we release. [Read more…]

WinPwn and iTunes 7.7 – Not Compatible

ais Doug just restored his iPhone to the current 1.1.4 firmware using iTunes. He then tried to use the firmware he had created via WinPwn to jailbreak his iPhone. Well, he found out the hard way that the firmware you create using WinPwn no longer works with version 7.7 of iTunes. Meaning, you cannot restore and jailbreak your iPhone using WinPwn if you have upgraded your iTunes to 7.7…even firmware 1.1.4 and below. Doug had not upgraded to 2.0, it was just a normal jailbreak of 1.1.4…the kind we have done a million times. So it seems that iTunes 7.7 breaks the WinPwn jailbreak. If you have upgraded to iTunes 7.7 and need to down grade so that you can do restore your iPhone if needed…HERE is a link to iTunes 7.5.

Note: Updating to version 7.7 of iTunes will not break your current jailbreak. However, you will not be able to restore using WinPwn if you have version 7.7. The only reason to update to iTunes 7.7 is to get the App Store. If you do not need the App Store because you are not upgrading to the 2.0 firmware…there is no need to update to version 7.7 of iTunes.

New Poll

AppleiPhoneSchool It’s poll time again! The last poll was – Now that we know what the iPhone 3G offers….what will you do? Below are the results based on when we added the poll about week ago.

* Sell my iPhone & buy an iPhone 3G (19%, 417 Votes)
* Keep my iPhone & buy an iPhone 3G (22%, 497 Votes)
* Keep my iPhone & not buy an iPhone 3G (36%, 799 Votes)
* Buy an iPhone 3G (I currently do not have an iPhone) (13%, 292 Votes)
* I don’t really care about the iPhone 3G (9%, 209 Votes)
Total Voters: 2,214

Doug and I will both be keeping our iPhones and buying 3G iPhones. So, we are both among the 22% who will be doing the same! I am interested to see how this whole activation thing is going to work out…I have a feeling that is why a lot of people will not be upgrading! You can still vote on this Poll in our Poll Archive page. You can also vote/view all the past polls on the Poll Archive page as well. Here is the new poll:

What is your preferred method of Jailbreaking version 1.1.4?

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WinPwn is no longer in beta!

WinPwn released version 1.0 today officially bringing it out of beta! YAY! Welcome to the world of full fledge applications WinPwn!

The new features include:
– Completely rewritten installer app that adds support for nearly every package (Including Cydia)
– You are now able to remove items from installer
– Change logos without restoring. This was requested by a LOT of people
– Various Bug fixes & features

We haven’t had a chance to use version 1.0 yet however, my iPhone is about to the point where it usually starts acting crazy. So, you might see a post about it soon!

winpwn worked for me… kinda

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. [Read more…]