iPhone Jailbreak Broken With iTunes 8.2 Update

The iPhone Dev-Team has confirmed that updating to iTunes 8.2 will make the current versions of QuickPwn and Pwnage Tool inoperable. They are warning users who wish to jailbreak iPhones to wait until the new versions of their tools are available before upgrading iTunes to the new version.

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The Dev-Team plans to release updated jailbreaking software after Apple makes a public release of iPhone OS 3.0. An update to the unlocking software yellowsn0w will also have to wait.

According to the Dev-Team, any possible release of a yellowsn0w version for basebands newer than 02.28.00 would only come after iPhone OS 3.0 is out of beta.

Jailbreaking the iPhone provides added functionality to the user by making it possible to run software not approved by Apple. The yellowsn0w tool is available on Cydia and allows jailbroken iPhones to be used with any GSM carrier.

The iPhone Dev-Team has determined that iTunes 8.2 has updated a low-level USB protocol and this inadvertently breaks the jailbreak tools.

From the Dev-Team Blog, the reasons jailbreakers and yellowsn0w-users should NOT update iTunes to version 8.2:

It breaks your ability to use QuickPwn, PwnageTool, and iPhone Tunneling Suite (ssh over usb). We don’t think this is a deliberate breakage of these tools. It’s just that Apple has updated a low-level USB protocol that normally only Apple cares about (but jailbreakers care about).

So far, the only appreciable change to iTunes 8.2 is the Genius function working on videos.

On an added note, the Dev-Team also thinks the iTunes 8.2 update may break the Palm Pre's ability to communicate with iTunes.



Just for the record, I have updated to 8.2. (did it before I read this article) and everything is working fine. I have a 1st gen iphone with the 2.2.1 firmware.

I think they are saying that if you need to jailbreak your iPhone, don't do it with iTunes 8.2.

You probably jailbroke your iPhone in an earlier version of iTunes and have since updated to 8.2, which you only use for syncing and media management purposes.

well i updated. i did not read this before now the phone wont sync. this blows

hey i didnt read this atical (wish i did now) i just bourt my new laptop and was gunna upgrade my frimware to 2.2.1 so i downloaded itunes 8.2 then jailbreaked it now my iphone is locked to 02 -.- and wont let me unlock any help? please

Hey man did you get the iphone unlocked in the end? Ive done the same bloody thing and its showing the itunes locked screen all the time! What did you do to sort it?

I have tried quickpwn on an old version on Itunes but still no luck!

R u using 3g iphone? which version r u now?
Remember read before u installation, Notice! take note on Hold Power & Hold home button!

samething with me, and now im trying to figuare things out to get my iphone working again... but it does suck.

i have the 1g 8kb iphone and ive upgraded using itunes 9.0 and now its bricked...ive tried to download itunes 7.5 but it says itunes could not use it because they have a later version of it then i tried to download itunes 8.2 and it says to run the program so i run it but nothing happens what can i do now?

So what... if i havent updated to itunes 8.2, and have jailbroken the iphone, is it safe to update to OS 3.0 yet?

Hi, I am using iMac Desktop PC inside already got itunes 8.2 original version, Can use jailbreak itunes 8.2 version overwrite current Itunes 8.2?

Thanks for support n reply!