May 4th, 2008 (Updated January 30, 2009)
The iPhone Dev Team announces the availability of “XPwn”, a fast
Linux cross-platform command-line pwnage utility that is a preview of a cross-platform pwnage library currently finishing development. XPwn includes the core functionality of the Mac PwnageTool in a flexible command-line utility for Linux hackers, enabling you to pwn your iPhone on more platforms than ever before.
However, the main significance of XPwn is the underlying library, which is a cross-platform implementation of many of the proprietary Apple containers and formats that are present in iPhone/iPod touch firmware packages. These include: Img2, 8900, complzss and iBootIm. Also included is a library that is capable of extracting, altering, and creating Apple .dmg files (an undocumented format) and HFS+/HFSX (the native filesystem of Mac OS X and the iPhone) without the aid of hdiutil or other Mac-only utilities. The dmg/hfs+ XPwn libraries have already been incorporated into the recently released WinPwn beta 2 (an independent work by cmw). The Dev Team hopes that these libraries will be helpful to the development community in exploiting pwnage.
UPDATE (5/17): The library is not fully polished yet, but early sources are available here: http://github.com/planetbeing/xpwn
The Linux and Windows binaries below are automatically generated every night from the latest source revision. The Mac version will lag behind unless somebody wants to donate space on a OS X machine that can run a cron job every night.
Linux binaries: http://iphwn.org/xpwn/xpwn-linux-x86-nightly.tar.bz2 (x86), http://iphwn.org/xpwn/xpwn-linux-x64-nightly.tar.bz2 (x64)
Mac binaries: http://iphwn.org/xpwn/xpwn-mac.zip
Current Version: 0.5.6