The announcement regarding the new version (2.0.2) of the iPhone Pwnage tool, which is presumably just hours away, brought with it the news that it would not contain an unlock for the new iPhone 3G. The DevTeam, however, has indicated they are still hard at work on developing an unlock for the new iPhone's 3G/GSM baseband and given their long record of success, one can only assume it is only a matter of time before the 3G unlock arrives.
According to a post on the "unofficial, official" blog of the iPhone DevTeam, the latest version of their jailbreaking and unlock tool Pwnage is due to be released sometime today. Though the post did not specify when the release would occur, it did state that the new version of Pwnage is "undergoing final checks and will be packaged, signed and should be uploaded within the next few hours." The post also indicated that individuals could "count on it being released sometime on Thursday" (8/7).
The new version of the Pwnage tool will provide iPhone owners with the ability to jailbreak the latest release of iPhone firmware, a bug fix release made available earlier this week. Though the official stated reason for the iPhone OS 2.0.1 update was "bug fixes", it also rendered ineffective previously released tools that were able to effectively jailbreak phones running iPhone OS 2.0.
Unfortunately, the new version of Pwnage still does not offer
Though the Windows version of Pwnage, WinPwn, was originally slated for release shortly after the Mac OS X version became available on April 3rd, WinPwn has nevertheless been released and is now available. The currently available version, 0.99.1.8, is however a beta release and is cautioned by its author to be unstable and for beta testers only.
Despite their oh-so-clever April Fools' joke which suggested the DevTeam had been bought out and that Pwnage would not be released, nary a few days later, the iPhone DevTeam has released the OS X version of the highly anticipated one-time jailbreaking, unlocking, and more tool for the Apple iPhone.
Earlier today, iPhoneFAQ reported on the delayed release of the highly anticipated iPhone tool named "Pwnage", which was supposedly poised to bring about a new era in iPhone hacking/jailbreaking/whathaveyou tools. However, according to a recent press release published on the iPhone DevTeam's website, not only will Pwnage not be released, but the iPhone DevTeam has ceased all activity in the iPhone development community -- both a result of a buyout offer from an unnamed source.
Unlike other jailbreak solutions, which require users to restore and re-jailbreak and/or unlock their iPhones with each subsequent iPhone firmware release, Pwnage was touted to allow an individual to modify their iPhone only once with Pwnage, then subsequently perform normal iTunes updates while keeping the iPhone in a jailbroken/open state. As mentioned above, the release of Pwnage was expected over the weekend, but failed to come. The iPhone DevTeam updated their website on March 30th indicating tha the release of Pwnage would be delayed, but would be coming "sometime this week".
As it turns out, Pwnage will not be released. Earlier today, the iPhone DevTeam updated their website with a press release which indicates that the team will no