Submitted by Bob Bhatnagar on
Five days after Apple released the 3.1.3 iPhone OS update the Dev-Team has countered with PwnageTool version 3.1.5, making a jailbreak of the latest firmware possible. This software currently only runs on Mac OS X, and works by updating your firmware to 3.1.3 with a custom IPSW file.
If you are already running the official 3.1.3 firmware on your device the jailbreak will not work. Dev-Team also reports that unless you have a problem with the reporting of your battery percentage, there's probably no good reason to update. If you're already jailbroken/unlocked with 3.1.2 you can use PwnageTool to safely update to 3.1.3.
As always, Dev-Team brings several factors to our attention regarding the update:
- If you're currently using the blacksn0w unlock with baseband 05.11.07, you must keep your firmware at 3.1.2.- If you accidentally update to the official Apple 3.1.3 firmware you could lose your unlock, possibly forever.
- All iPhone 3GS users should back up their "SHSH hashes" via Cydia before running any 3.1.3 jailbreak tools. A mistake could leave you with official 3.1.3 and no way to return to 3.1.2 or jailbreak at all.
Newest iPhone FAQs
- PwnageTool 3.1.5 will create a custom IPSW file for the iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch 1G. It also works on the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 2G with early bootrom. With these last two devices, Dev-Team recommends you determine your bootrom version before proceeding.
Dev-Team also assures the jailbreak community that no new exploits are revealed to Apple in the latest version of PwnageTool. Grab the latest PwnageTool for Mac OS X directly from the Dev-Team.