Well, that didn’t take long. The iPhone Dev Team has released Pwnage Tool 2.1 and QuickPwn 1.1, both designed to jailbreak and unlock iPhones running the brand new 2.1 firmware. Considering that the new firmware was only released barely 2 days ago for the iPhone, this must be some kind of a record!
QuickPwn is a very simple “express tool” and Pwnage Tool allows for more customization. I initially wanted to wait a bit before upgrading, but I have not heard any horror stories so far. So I downloaded the Quickpwn tool as soon as I heard it was available.
QuickPwn will only work if you have the latest version of the firmware on your iPhone. The first step is to update your iPhone through iTunes. For me, this took a while because of the backup time. After the backup was done, then it was quite smooth all the way. The iPhone rebooted at the end of the update, and that was it.
When your iPhone is updated with 2.1, QuickPwn should recognize that immediately and do it’s magic trick. This is a relatively painless process and you don’t have to fiddle with a lot of settings. QuickPwn will prepare the hacked firmware for you and also guide us through getting the iPhone into the all-important DFU mode. QuickPwn is supposed to take only a few minutes to do its job.
In theory, that’s how it’s supposed to work, anyway. For me, I had a very pleasant surprise because after my firmware update on the iPhone was done, iTunes 8 recognized my iPhone immediately. I didn’t have to do anything at all. My iPhone is still unlocked and all my software was still intact. Since I haven’t yet run QuickPwn, I lost Cydia and Installer.app (for running “unauthorized” third party applications), but I can live with that for a little bit longer.
I am now the proud owner of an unlocked first generation iPhone, running 2.1 firmware. I hope your experience is as good as mine!
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