iPhone Dev Team has launched PwnageTool 4.3, a new version of their popular jailbreak utility now capable of hacking most iDevices running the latest version of iOS.Via a typical announcement on the Dev-Team Blog, the infamous group of hackers informs that “Three years ago (almost to the day!), the first version of PwnageTool was released for firmware 1.1.4.”
The team is now “excited to release another edition of both PwnageTool and redsn0w to bring an untethered jailbreak for Apple’s latest firmware, FW 4.3.1,” reads the announcement.
Courtesy of Stefan Esser, a security researcher based in Germany, an 4.3.1 untether exploit has been implemented in both jailbreak utilities, enabling both Mac and Windows PC users to hack their iDevices.
“Stefan has a long history of vulnerability research,” the Team writes, “and ironically his first contribution to the iPhone jailbreak community was improved security — last year he beat Apple to the punch and implemented ASLR for jailbroken iPhones with his “antid0te” framework.”
“We’re happy to see that Stefan then turned his iPhone attention over to an untethered jailbreak exploit!” adds the iPhone Dev Team.
The iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak via PwnageTool 4.3 and Redsn0w 0.9.6rc9 supports pretty much all devices. The iPad 2 remains the only unsupported device.
As such, today’s jailbreak tools support iOS 4.3.1 on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM), iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G, iPad 1, and AppleTV 2G (PwnageTool only for now).
Last week, Softpedia ran a story about how currently existing jailbreak tools were not recommended, despite availability of several jailbreak guides, some more comprehensive than others.
Although we maintain our stance regarding the practice of jailbreaking your iDevice, the latest PwnageTool and Redsn0w releases effectively lift the warning we posted over the weekend.
This article has a purely informational purpose and doesn't, in any way, suggest that you should hack your Apple device.
Using hacks may render your device unusable, or may reduce the quality of your experience employing the respective device.
If you choose to download and install jailbreak tools, you will do so at your own risk. Unlocking / jailbreaking your iPhone / iPod touch / iPad / Apple TV may violate your warranty or the EULA with Apple and / or your cellular-service provider.