redsn0w vs. pwngetool

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jmmo20, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006

    I gathered that pwngetool creates a ipsw file so you can do a restore using itunes. I've been doing this for almost a year now.

    Is there any specific advantage of this tool over redsn0w?
    redsn0w doesn't seem to make any ipsw but rather jailbreaks an iphone on the fly? is that right?

    i'm having pathetically bad battery with my jb (before, with the 3.0GM the battery was EXCELLENT, much better than 2.2.1) and the only reason, for now, for me to have the jailbreak is the sbsettings and bitesms.. but I can live without sbsettings for the time being..

  2. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Yes, PT creates an IPSW file.

    For some, redsn0w is easier (However, I personally have no trouble with PT in Expert mode, after you've done it once, it's cake)

    Not sure why some are having issues and some not.

    I am lucky, my 3.0 JB/UL iPhone is working perfectly.
  3. FuriousD macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2008
    i cant decide which to use, i have always used the easy option in Pwnage but RedSn0w is temptingly easy by the looks of it.

  4. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2008
    With redsn0w you wont have to restore ure phone from a made ipsw wiping everything you have. If you have stuff on your cell phone best way to go is redsn0w. Its easy at last, and jailbreaks fast!...
  5. FuriousD macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2008
    Thanks, however i will be restoring in a couple of weeks once i sell on eBay so i can get rid of all the personal stuff on there and then buy a 3GS

  6. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
    Make sure to DFU restore, and remove your sim before selling any iPhone.

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