ZiPhone and Pwnage Tool

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by the_insider, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular


    Apr 20, 2005
    USA / UK
    I unlocked my otb1.1.4 8gb with ZiPhone not too long ago, and now with the Pwnage Tool coming out next week, my question is... Will it be possible for me to somehow restore my ZiPhone unlocked iPhone and then use the Pwnage Tool to unlock my phone instead?
  2. macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Yes. It will be the quintessential iPhone hacking tool.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular


    Apr 20, 2005
    USA / UK
    what if my bootloader is stuck at 3.9?
  4. macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    Shouldn't matter. Many iPhones have 3.9
  5. macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2008

    have the same config here as the_insider. An up and running iPhone 1.1.4 with ZiPhone 2.6c (i guess, but not 3.0). Wifi, BT, YouTube fine!

    Never change a running system... but... you know...

    Is it necessary to change to Pwnage or iLiberty+ to work properly with future OS versions (like 1.2/2.0)? Is it possible to use Pwnage because of this "NEVER USE ZIPHONE BECAUSE IT IS NOT REVERSIBLE"?

    Should I again unlock and jailbreak my iphone with iLiberty+ or Pwnage? Or should I leave it like this (works now 100%)

  6. macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2007
    If he ever needed warranty service on his device, a 3.9 bootloader on a phone that should have 4.6 would raise a red flag in an instant and they'd deny warranty service for software modifications.

    Just because "many iPhones have 3.9" doesn't mean its always the best choice.
  7. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Still, the question is not about warranty. Because if for that many people would have non, as Apple checks your cel number to see if you actually activated with the legit carrier. If you do not appear, then they still deny warranty.

    Now, back to the crox of the matter, yes using Pwnage one a ZiPhone iPhone is good, not bad. Because using Pwnage can restore your bootloader back to 4.6 even if it is 3.9 original.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2008
    thank you for this quick answer.

    but ...

    are you sure even if I show you this? I found it in the FAQs of iLiberty+

    Behavior an limitations of ZiPhone

    * ZiPhone automatically forces a permanent downgrade of the bootloader to 3.9. This cannot be undone and voids your warranty.

    hm... is Pwnage powerfull to reverse my ziphoned iphone so I can pwnage it? (love this vocabulary btw...)

    perhaps there is someone who could give us a GO because he did it successfully?
  9. macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom.
    Don't worry, it works.

    I have successfully used the pwnage tool on 2 iPhones which had been ZiPhoned and had had their bootloaders downgraded to 3.9.

    They are both back on 4.6 again!

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