Use PwnageTool to free your iPhone!

I know a lot of people think that the iTunes App Store makes jailbreaking the iPhone pointless now. Still, I constantly amaze my friends with my awesome skins and apocryphal apps like Pwn your Phwn and get on dwn with the undergrwnd!


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via Lifehacker: Featured Mac Download by Gina Trapani on 8/9/08

Mac only: The iPhone 2.0 jailbreak utility for Mac, PwnageTool, has just been updated to accommodate the latest iPhone software update from Apple. Re-jailbreak your iPhone 3G, first gen iPhone, or iPod touch running the 2.0.1 software with PwnageTool 2.0.2. PwnageTool creates an alternate firmware bundle to install on your device, that includes an app called Cydia—and new to this version of PwnageTool—a new beta of Those two apps serve as gateways to software repositories you're not going to see in iTunes' App Store. Here's a screenshot of just a few apps I installed via Cydia and the post-jailbreak.


On the top left you see Installer and Cydia, then gTxtEdit (a better text editor than Notes), ModPlayer (plays more file formats than your iPod), SynchStep (plays songs with beats that synch to how fast you're walking—seriously), MxTube (a YouTube clip downloader), and the NES emulator.

If you install OpenSSH from Cydia, you can also copy media and voicemail from it to your computer and tether your iPhone to your Mac to get online anywhere.

Here’s the step-by-step for jailbreaking your device with PwnageTool; developers recommend upgrading via the original PwnageTool’s built-in update system. PwnageTool 2.0.2 is a free download for Mac only.


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