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    Default Let me see if I understand PWNAGE concept...

    I would just like to confirm my understanding of what PWNAGE is and high level of how I would use it.

    My understanding is that Pwnage modifies a 'virgin/original' Apple firmware build in the the Jailbreak/Activate/Unlock and produce another firmware with the built-in capability of J/A/U. This firmware is then loaded into iPhone as normal via iTunes. Is that correct?

    Now the way to do this in my simplistic understanding of it is :-
    (Assuming iPhone is already at 1.1.4 firmware with 4.6BL)
    (iPhone is NOT connected to computer at this point)
    1) Open Pwnage tool
    2) Load 'virgin/original' Apple 1.1.4 firm into Pwnage
    3) Check the Jailbreak/Activate/Unlock check boxes
    4) Save the new Firmware to PC
    5) Close Pwnage tool
    6) Open iTunes
    7) Connect iPhone to Computer in Recovery mode
    8) click restore in iTunes and find new 'modified' firmware to use to restore
    9) iTunes will load new 'modified' firmware
    10) {Something happens after restore is completed, not sure what it is}?
    11) iPhone will reboot
    12) iPhone will have Bootnueter and Install app
    13) Use bootnueter to set toggle for Jailbreak/Activate/Unlock
    14) {Not sure if anything needs to be done about BootLoader version at this point if it was already 4.6BL already}?

    So it that about right? May be someone can explain 10) and 14) or the whole thing in very simple wording.

    TIA



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    You basically got it right, but are missing a key step.

    Before you go ahead a create a custom .ipsw with the J/A/U and boot-neuter for your iphone you actually have to "Pwn" your iphone using the button above the .ipsw builder. This requires your phone to be connected and is the magic behind Pwnage. It exploits security permissions in the iPhone bootloader that allows you to subsequently load a custom .ipsw file that isn't digitally signed by Apple.

    So yea, "pwn" the phone, create the custom firmware, boot in restore mode, restore using custom firmware, phone will reboot, Bootnueter will run on first boot and flash your baseband to unlock etc etc, its all automated so very easy. You don't need to change your bootloader from 4.6 though hypothetically you could go to 3.9 as it is reversible.

    Your phone will then load normally and have installer App as well as the BootNeuter App installed should you need to reverse anything.

    Hope that helps

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    Thanks for the clarification, so the following steps would go after step 1) in my orig post :

    1a) Connect iPhone to computer (Not in restore mode)
    1b) Click button to 'Pwn" the iPhone
    1c) After 'Pwning' is complete disconnect iPhone from Computer (How does one know that 'pwning is complete?)
    1d) goto Step 2) in orig post.

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    Why is it that some people have reservations about copyright infringements, or downloading certain files via torrents? This looks to me as if no copyrighted or tampered with material seems to come from anywhere... Am I wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naujoks View Post
    Why is it that some people have reservations about copyright infringements, or downloading certain files via torrents? This looks to me as if no copyrighted or tampered with material seems to come from anywhere... Am I wrong?
    The pwn tool is not, however you will need the BL files and the original IPSW file from apple and it is illegal to distribute them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jbloggs View Post
    Thanks for the clarification, so the following steps would go after step 1) in my orig post :

    1a) Connect iPhone to computer (Not in restore mode)
    1b) Click button to 'Pwn" the iPhone
    1c) After 'Pwning' is complete disconnect iPhone from Computer (How does one know that 'pwning is complete?)
    1d) goto Step 2) in orig post.
    Basically yes. But the phone needs to be in restore mode to pwn.
    The phone restarts automatically after pwning.

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    Ah Thanks. So the phone needs to be connected in restore mode both times. First time to Pwn it, then you would need to disconnect from computer and reconnect it again restore mode to load the 'modified' firmware, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbloggs View Post
    Ah Thanks. So the phone needs to be connected in restore mode both times. First time to Pwn it, then you would need to disconnect from computer and reconnect it again restore mode to load the 'modified' firmware, correct?
    Actually you don't have to disconnect the phone. You can just leave it connected and load the new firmware with iTunes. You don't even have to put it in restore mode.

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    Oh, So you don't need to put the iPhone in Restore mode to connect to iTunes to load the new 'modified' firmware? How would you ge the "Restore" button in Tunes then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA20 View Post
    The pwn tool is not, however you will need the BL files and the original IPSW file from apple and it is illegal to distribute them.
    But the IPSW files for starters have been available on unlock.no forever, so if not from anywhere else, then this would be a very safe source, so that the chance of getting a (maliciously) corrupted IPSW file is close to zero.


 

 
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