Gaining Pardon: How Pwnagetool 3.1 Can Set You Free From Apple’s Apps Lock-Down

Nothing stinks more than owning a piece of equipment that you paid for, have to maintain and; depending on the damage, fix if anything goes wrong yet, you do not get to decide how you use it. If you are an Apple customer then this sounds very familiar. Take for instance your iPhone, although it is yours, Apple calls the shots. They choose which apps you use and who you do business with, which does not always work out in your pockets’ best interest.

Well, if you are over the Apple Monopoly and are looking for a way to use SIM cards from providers apart from your own as well as install customized firmware packages, you now have a way so long as you are the user of an original iPod Touch 1G, iPhone or iPhone 3G. The name of your ‘get out of jail free’ card is the PwnageTool 3.1.

Launched by DevTeam, the PwnageTool 3.1 allows users of the aforementioned handsets to bypass Apple’s restrictions allowing them flexibility. By SIM unlocking your iPod Touch 1G, iPhone or iPhone 3G you can easily choose how you use you Apple device which can be liberating not only for your imagination but also your budget!

The problem with PwnageTool 3.1 is the limitation outlined so far: it works with the Touch 1G, iPhone and the iPhone 3G ONLY. So if you are the proud owner of an iPhone 3GS, you are just going to have to wait for DevTeam to come bail you out. Luckily for you, it may only be a matter of weeks before you get your taste of freedom too.

PwnageTool 3.1 was launched a mere seven days after Apple introduced its iPhone and iPod 3.1 software updates and wasted no time, but it has not yet found a way to rescue iPhone 3GS users because Apple is not about to make hacking this or its second generation iPod easy and she has firmware updates to prove it. In the meantime DevTeam is advising iPhone 3GS users who have already unlocked their phones to avoid using the official 3.1 firmware released by Apple recently.

Also, using the PwnageTool gives you two options: stay hitched or lose you warranty. So if your warranty is important to you, you may opt for passing up this chance at freedom because it means that you have to take on the responsibilities your warranty would normally cover.

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