With the release of new Apple software, the PwangeTool Jailbreak for the iPhone has been updated to version 4.3.3 so that users can select custom firmware for Apple devices. The new PwnageTool allows users to maintain old baseband and still be able to jailbreak their devices.
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Download Pwnage Tool 4.3.3
You can grab a copy of the updated Pwnage Tool here
Users need to have the PwnageTool 4.3. before they can upgrade to 4.3.3. PwangeTool 4.3.3 can be used with the iPhone4, the third and fourth generation iPod touch, and the first generation iPad. However, like most jailbreak programs, it is not compatible with the iPad2, so iPad2 users should downgrade to iOS 4.3 or refrain from jailbreaking. To install the PwnageTool 4.3, devices will need to have iOS 4.3.3 firmware and iTunes 10.2.1, both of which are downloadable from Apple.
The New PwnageTool 4.3.3
First things first, the PwnageTool 4.3 needs to be downloaded for the iOS 4.3.3 firmware. Extract the .zip folder from the download and it will contain a .bundle file that will be used to upgrade the existing PwangeTool. For the iPhone4, the file should be called iPhone3,1_4.3.3_8H7.bundle. Once the .bundle file has been accessed, copy the PwnageTool to the applications directory. Right click on the tool and select Show Package Contents. Within the Contents, click Resources and then Firmware Bundles. Paste the .bundle file into this location (Contents/Resources/FrimwareBundles).
Creating Custom Firmware
Once the iOS 4.3.3 firmware file has been downloaded, find it and move it to the desktop. Start PwangeTool in expert mode and select whether an iPod, iPad, or iPhone will be jailbroken. After a selection has been made, a window will pop up from which you can select iOS 4.3.3 firmware. If PwangeTool cannot find the desired file, there will be a prompt to browse for it. Once the file has been found, click on the Build option to begin creating custom firmware. PwanageTool will then create the jailbroken custom .ipsw file.
Entering DFU Mode Using PwnageTool
Hold down both the home and power buttons for 10 seconds. Release the power button, but keep pressing the home button for an additional 15 seconds. After the 15 seconds are up, there will be a pop up stating that the phone has successfully entered DFU mode. Start iTunes and select the iPod, iPhone, or iPad that is being jailbroken. Hold down the left Alt button (Shift for Windows users), click restore and then release the Alt button. iTunes will ask for the location of the custom .ipsw files. Select the created file and hit open.
Installing the Custom Firmware
Depending on who’s asked, this is either the easiest or hardest part of jailbreaking, since it requires doing absolutely nothing. Once the file has been opened, ITunes will do the rest. The screen will show a progress bar indicating where the installation is up to. Simply let the device run and do not do anything that might mess with the installation. The installation may take some time, but once it is done, you can enjoy your device in an untethered jailbroken state on iOS 4.3.3.
Deciding to jailbreak an Apple device is not a decision that should be taken lightly, since it voids the warranty and opens the device up to malware and viruses. However, many programs are not compatible with Apple devices unless they have been jailbroken. In such a case, the Pwnage Tool 4.3.3 Jailbreak Update is very helpful.