Pwnagetool or Blackra1n which is better

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Wicked1, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    I have used pwnage tool in the past but what is the difference between
    pwnage tool and Blackra1n I am just looking for a Jailbreak not
    an Unlocking tool
     
  2. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Use PwnageTool. People have reported fewer problems using it. Blackra1n is easier and quicker, but causes issues for some people.
     
  3. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    After you have Jailbroken it using Pwnage Tool can you Unlock it then, and how do you Unlock a Jailbroken 3GS with version 3.12
     
  4. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    First of all, as others have pointed out to you, it is 3.1.2 not 3.12. Those would be very different things. Please pay attention to this detail.

    Secondly, yes, you can unlock. What unlock you use depends on what version of the baseband you have. If you have 4.26.08 then you use ultrasn0w; if you have 5.11.07 then you use blacksn0w. Check Settings > General > About > Modem Firmware to find out which you have.
     
  5. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    I have used Blackra1n since the day it was released on my 3GS, My girlfriend's 3G and my brothers Touch 2G and no problems whatsoever on all 3. I recommend you use Blackra1n. It's easier to use and gets the job done.
     
  6. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Vandam, the OP has used PT before and probably has 4.26.08 which means that he can preserve the possibility of an ultrasn0w unlock. Since that is the case, and since there have definitely been issues reported with blacksn0w, he would be very wise to use PT, especially since he already knows it and will have to upgrade anyway. Finally, while your blackra1n experience has been good, there are definitely people who have problems after using blackra1n. I think it is irresponsible to recommend blackra1n to someone in the OP's position.
     
  7. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

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  8. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    No, you were talking about 3.1.2.
     
  9. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    LOL! i would have hoped you but as you continued to write 3.12 (very comical i might add)i guess you don't.
    Seriously though, it can be quite important using correct terminology in these circumstances because next time you need help on a certain product there might actually be product/firmware equivalents of 3.12 and 3.1.2 and you would get the wrong advice.
     
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    In my experience, I have found that posters who cannot discern details well enough (in this case to be able to relate what firmware they have installed) are generally the same posters who cannot accurately follow the steps in a tutorial.

    ie, they cannot get details correct and their next post always begins with "Help".

    I have seen this a hundred times in posts here...... can't get the details correct equates to probably gonna screw up the jailbreak process. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Just to prove the point I knew what I was talking about and to please everyone, ok it was 3.1.2 (7D11) and I do not start my threads with HELP, I am fairly well enough on my own, but I reach out mostly for opinions, but I can see where that gets me here sometimes...LOL

    :eek:
     
  13. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    I used Pwnage Tool. I liked being able to have more control and customization options.
     
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  15. Paul B macrumors 6502

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    I don't like the Pwnage Tool icon so I use blackra1n.
     
  16. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    I hate to see how you deal with humans.

    Pwnage tool uh...pwns black rain. Much more reliable and customizable.
     
  17. thelordnyax macrumors regular

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    the icon? the one on your desktop?
    because jailbreaking with PwnageTool doesn't require their icons on your phone...
     
  18. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Wait for the Dev Team to release. Redsn0w .9 is still in private beta.
     
  19. jaycarroll macrumors regular

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    I've used Blackra1n/Blacksn0w multiple times on 3 different 3.1.2 iPhones - 2 3GS, 1 3G. Never once had an issue - gotta hand it to Mr Hotz. :cool:
     
  20. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I think he meant the small pineapple that comes up when its booting.
     
  21. Paul B macrumors 6502

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    Yes.
    I just prefer the stock Apple logo to the Pwnage Tool pineapple, what's wrong with that?
     
  22. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    You do realize that the PwnApple logo is entirely optional, right? All you have to do is uncheck the checkbox to change boot logo. There may be many reasons to choose blackra1n over PwnageTool, but the PwnApple is not one of them.
     

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