This past Sunday the iPhone DevTeam released their jailbreak for iPhone 2.1 firmware to Mac users, who greeted it with open arms and smiling faces. Unfortunately Windows users were left waiting, while WinPwn worked on catching up with the DevTeam’s blazing pace.
WinPwn is still working on getting their jailbreak for Windows out but in the meantime I have good news! I just couldn’t wait to get my phone setup with all the latest fixes and updates that 2.1 brings to the platform. So with a little Googling I found a method that will allow Windows users to jailbreak their iPhones on the new 2.1 firmware!
I have a few suggestions that will speed the process up for you though:
1. Ignore steps 1 through 6.
2. Backup your phone.
3. Download and install iTunes 8 [and reboot]
4. Have iTunes download the latest 2.1 firmware and install it on your phone
5. Resume tutorial at Step 7 -> QuickPWN appears to work just fine with iTunes 8…
There are some custom IPSW’s that Mac users have been kind enough to share with the community but after restoring from one I downloaded I lost all ATT service and had to start over- that’s why I recommend this route.
Note: When using TotalCommander to update the MobileInstallation file on your phone, you must drag from the left pane to the right pane or vice versa- if you attempt to drag from an outside window or app it will give you a “write protection error”.