The iPhone Dev Team has released the Mac OS X version of the PwnageTool application for unlocking and jailbreaking iPhone.

As noted by 9 to 5 Mac, the developers behind the unauthorised project have also confirmed plans to release a version of the software for Windows, with developer cmw managing to port the Mac tool to Windows in less than a week.

The Windows version of the software should ship "within 24-hours", the project team explained.

Introduction of a Windows version of the software wasn't originally planned on the basis of the lack of reliable Mac file system tools on Windows, and the fact that the task of porting them would be too time consuming.

The PwnageTook is a Mac application that will allow the execution of unsigned code on the Apple device. The application also processes and modifies existing Apple archives so that unique, custom rolled firmware bundles can be installed onto the “Pwned” iPhone directly from iTunes.

Apple executives have characterised the buoyant global market in unlocked iPhones as a positive thing, suggesting strong pent-up demand for the product.