However, PwnageTool 2.0.1 is now out. And, with a little modification, the tool enables you to jailbreak (run applications without Apple’s approval) on iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPod touch… all three now work with iPhone OS 2.0.
In addition, the update allows for SIM unlocking first-generation iPhone units with the updated firmware inside of iPhone OS 2.0. The iPhone Dev Team responsible for the creation of PwnageTool says that a release to SIM unlock iPhone 3G is forthcoming, but that they are waiting on Apple to issue a software update for iPhone 3G first.
As with many reports in the media, fools rush in, and reported on the initial release. PhoneNews.com held off on reporting until we got the tool working… properly.
Many may have issues with iPhone 3G’s jailbreak. This is because iPhone 3G has a slightly-different activation file that PwnageTool has trouble with right now. The best thing you can do is switch to Expert Mode, and simply uncheck the “Activate phone” option, and complete the process using the on-screen instructions. Doing so will defer to the standard activation. On iPhone 3G, this isn’t an issue since any valid AT&T SIM will work with iPhone 3G… something which we previously reported on.
Update: In addition, we strongly reccomend not SIM unlocking first-generation iPhones with this version. Our iPhone was permanently bricked when attempting PwnageTool 2.0.1, and it had not been unlocked prior to this. It appears that PwnageTool has a bug that can malform the configruation data, effectively destroying the phone’s baseband firmware.
To avoid this, go into Expert Mode inside of PwnageTool, and uncheck Enable Bootneuter after passing through the general configuraiton. That will strip your jailbreak of any unlocking procedures.