Jailbreaks for iPhone.
Apple recently released an iPhone 3GS that was an attempt to resist iPhone from Jailbreaking. But according to Gizmodo, it is already being cracked.
The crack is not perfect as you have to have your iPhone tethered to your computer to boot up, but it surely won’t be this way for very long.
According to sources:
It turns out the new boot ROM doesn’t totally prevent the 24kpwn exploit employed by the Dev Team hackers. [See update below] The result? You can still jailbreak your late-model 3GS, but the device needs to be tethered to your computer in order to boot up. It’s a major annoyance, especially given how crash-happy 3.1 phones—especially jailbroken ones—can be, but not necessarily a dealbreaker.
The boot ROM update does disable the 24kpwn exploit, which was the code that allowed for untethered jailbreaks in the first place. For what it’s worth, the Dev Team still sounds unfazed.
The iPhone Dev Team have released the PwnageTool 3.1.4 for Mac OS X in order to allow all iPhone 2G, 3G and 3GS, and iPod Touch 2G and 3G to be upgraded to iPhone OS 3.1.2.
The iPhone dev team has released a comprehensive guide for all iPhone OS devices jus to let users understand, what to do, and how to keep unlock if you bought it from a carrier.
The Pwnage Tool 3.1.4 doesn’t work with the latest iPod Touch aka iPod Touch 3G. The good thing is this tool can jailbreak units that previously couldn’t be jailbroken, so install it right away to get your apps back.
This release allows your baseband to unlock 3.1.2, but it does not unlock a new baseband put there by restoring to official 3.1.x. It is important that people who need the unlock to understand they can keep it only by starting at 3.0 (or earlier).
For those who have been onboard the “unlock train”, simply install ultrasn0w via Cydia once you’ve restored to your custom IPSW. Don’t forget to turn off the “3G” setting in Settings->General->Network if you use T-Mobile in the U.S.A.
To put it short PwnageTool 3.1.4 can now:
- iPhone 3GS (or if you have upgraded to 3.1.x in iTunes)
- iPod 2G, but you must already be jailbroken
But it can’t:
- support iPod touch 3G
At Geekword, we told you people about the latest iPhone jailbreak the other day, Blackra1n, unfortunately it was Windows only, but now the good news is that George Hotz has now released a Mac version too. The Mac version works exactly the same way as the Windows version and yes it so easy to use.
According to the sources Apple is now shipping a new iPhone 3GS that would resist any efforts to jailbreak the iPhone. Anyway Apple will be hoping that it can put an end to the jailbreaking scenario via its latest effort.
Want a jailbreak for the latest iPhone OS 3.1.2? It has been just a couple of days since Apple released iPhone OS 3.1.2. And already, the jailbreak is available now. blackra!n is the name of the jailbreak solution for iPhone OS 3.1.2.
blackra!n works on all generations of iPhone and iPod Touch. George Hotz claims that this jailbreak will take only 30 seconds to perform its intended task.
At the time of writing this post, the download link was not available. Hotz has stated that he will provide the download link once blackra!n becomes a trending topic on Twitter.
Beware iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS users
Hotz advises owners of iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS to avoid upgrading to 3.1.2 using iTunes if they want to keep their devices unlocked. The reason being that jailbreak cannot downgrade the Baseband.
So want to get your hands on the blackra!n you know what to do share this with others and tweet about this as much as possible.
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It’s purpose is to suggest applications to an iPhone user based on their past downloaded applications.
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Only a couple of days we reported that George Hotz became the first hacker to release a jailbreak app for the iPhone 3GS on Windows, now what I just saw that there’s a Mac-compatible version out too. The amazing hacker has recently released his purplera1n iPhone 3Gs jailbreak. This time, Hotz got some help from two fellow coders to be able to please the Mac folks, but he also made some improvements to the Windows verson.
Also, some more payload stability improvements were made, and the windows version was updated to RC2a. There is no reason to run RC2a if you already have RC2 installed.
George and his team is working on a new interface for it. The original interface looked like the picture below.
A blogger going by the name of George Hotz has posted what looks like the appropriate tool to jailbreak an iPhone 3G S. Which means that first jailbreaking application for the iPhone 3GS is now available. Have a look at the jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS.
To get started:
Go to purplera1n.com.
Make sure you have windows(but not 7), the latest iTunes installed, and an iPhone 3GS with 3.0 firmware.
Connect your iPhone normally.
Click “make it ra1n”.
On bootup, run Freeze, the purplera1n installer app.
Tutorial has a link from purplera1n site. Make a backup of everything before running. You can Reboot, if Cydia doesn’t show up after running Freeze. If you need help email email@example.com and attach your purplera1n.log file. The purplera1n jailbreak will free your iPhone from the limitations imposed on it by AT&T and Apple.
George Hotz wrote on his blog:
That isn’t how the game is played. We release, Apple fixes, we find new holes. It isn’t worth waiting because you might have the “last” hole in the iPhone. What last hole… this isn’t golf. I’ll find a new one next week.
The author of Purplera1n for iPhone 3GS concluded his post thanking everyone involved in the making of the jailbreak tool. Hotz said that the binary size of Purplera1n is smaller than C++ Hello World.
No 20MB thing that needs to be torrented. And no IPSW to download. This is how jailbreak should be!,
After jailbreaking, a user will be able to customize the iPhone with home-screen wallpapers and third-party ringtones.