iPhone 3GS Jailbreak & Unlock Coming Soon

The Dev-Team announced today that the 24Kpwn exploit that the hybrid team used on the iPod Touch 2G, is still Jailbrakeapplicable to the bootrom of the iPhone 3GS, therefore meaning the same sort of technique can be used as current jailbraking tools such as redsn0w.

The good news is also ultrasn0w can used used on the iPhone 3GS, without any modifications.

Apple are still continuing there effort to fix these flaws in the iPhone which allow for jailbraking and it will take a while for the Dev-Team to safely work out the new efforts made by Apple, ready for the new tools.

Ultrasn0w Released!

The Dev-Team today announced the release of the avidly awaited Ultrasn0w soft unlcock for iPhone & iPhone 3G, not the Jailbrake3G S yet, as that’s not been jailbroken.

Follow these instructions to get Ultrasn0w:

  1. Ensure you have upgraded to iPhone OS 3.0
  2. Jailbreak your iPhone 3G using redsn0w or PwnageTool (this will also install Cydia/Icy)
  3. Run Cydia or Icy
  4. Please add the repo repo666.ultrasn0w.com to Cydia or Icy. That last “o” is actually the number zero “0”! If you use the letter “o” you’ll get an error.
  5. Search for ‘ultrasn0w’ in cydia or icy and install ultrasn0w
  6. Reboot your iPhone 3G
  7. T-Mobile USA users should disable 3G before using ultrasn0w
  8. Enjoy

The Dev-Team Have Jailbroken 3.0 [Updated]

For all those who updated the iPhone/iPod firmware to 3.o, like me, many of you will be waiting for a jailbrake for the JailbrakeiPhone Dev-Team. They have jailbroken the firmware, as they did the Beta’s but are trying to sort out some deep issues with the YouTube app, however as they stated on their blog:

“we’ll try our best to get it fixed but we may end up releasing a preliminary jailbreak in which YouTube doesn’t work for hacktivated devices, and then follow that up with a more complete jailbreak when we can.”

According to the Dev-Team’s blog however the YouTube app problem only affects those who unofficially activated their device, so for all the rest the more complete jailbrake wouldn’t be necessary.

The release of the tools to jailbrake the devices should of been released soon after Apple’s release of 3.0, however due to these completcations they should be releassed later today along with ultrasn0w. For those who have gotten a iPhone 3G S, you will have to wait a little while longer for the jailbrake.

Official Torrents:

PwnageTool 3.0 (Mac)
Redsn0w 0.7.1 (Windows)
Redsn0w 0.7 (Mac)

HTTP Downloads:

PwnageTool 3.0 (Mac)
Redsn0w 0.7.1 (Windows)
Redsn02 0.7 (Mac)

Jailbreak For iPhone OS 3.0 Due Soon

Now that Apple has released iPhone OS 3.0, The Dev-Team can now release the jailbrake for the new firmware. There is Jailbrakealready a jailbrake for the beta’s of the new firmware but it’s not advised you use it, as it could have cause some problems.

The release is said to be shortly after the release of the firmware so keep your eyes on here and I will post when it’s been released with download links.

Just a note to those who jailbrake not all the Cydia/Icy app’s will work on 3.0 yet so don’t expect all of them to work straight away.

Also on friday, the Dev-Team will be releasing ultrasn0w which will allow you to unlock the new firmware.

Jailbrakers Should Wait To Install iPhone OS 3.0

JailbrakeAs a jailbraker myself, although upgrading to iPhone OS 3.0 on Wenesday might seem like a great thing to do just wait until the Dev-Team have sorted out a jailbrake even though I doubt it will be long as they have a jailbrake for the Beta firmware.

Best idea is wait till the Dev-Team have released the jailbrake and then update to the new iTunes and install the new firmware.

The New iPhone Ideas

iphone30So with WWDC rolling ever closer we’re expecting the release of a new iPhone. With the references found in the firmware and the release of the new iPhone OS 3.0 all arrows are pointing to a new phone. But what will change and what will remain.

  • The screen on the device will most likely remain the same, or at least the same resolution as all the App’s for iPhone and iPod Touch are programmed to a certain size so it’s unlikely they change the screen size.
  • Improved battery life, this will be a great impovement, hopefully the new iPhone software has some tweaks to keep usage down and maybe a better battery in the new device.
  • A better camera is almost certain seeing as Apple want to compete with other phones on the market and the fact they orderes 3.2 and 5 megapixel sensors.
  • More RAM, so that we can have App’s running without crashing.
  • Faster CPU, the iPod Touch 2G has a faster processor than the iPhone so it’s time for an upgrade for it to run games and App’s more smoothly and quickly. However, this will mean that hacking the device will take longer as it did for the iPod Touch due to the new processor.
  • Video Recording has been rumoured with screenshots and is technically possible as shown by Cycorder, the jailbroken video recording App.
  • Bigger Capacity, 8GB will probably be dropped and 16GB and 32GB brought in.
  • Zoom on the camera, due to the fact if they have a bigger sensor the image won’t look as bad.

All of these are just based on rumour or idea of what the new iPhone will have. Now we just have to wait till June time for more info on the possibility of the next iPhone.

Redsn0w Beta Released!

JailbrakeIf your like many 2nd gen iPod Touch owners, you’ve been wanting to jailbrake your device for a long time now. There have been ways but they either cost money, or were not mainstream user friendly. The Dev-Team have finally released the beta of Redsn0w which is set to simplify the process.

Redsn0w is currently in beta because it relies on the user running it from the command line, but the code is being added to a GUI which is set to be realsed soon, so for those who don’t trust themselfs with command lines, wait till the release of the GUI soon.

Head over to the redsn0w.com to grab the beta.

iPhone OS 3.0 Features Without the Wait

Many of the new features coming with the new iPhone OS are features that are already available and also one’s we wanted, but didn’t get are also available.

Now for these you do have to jailbrake your iPhone/iPod Touch, which as Apple recently stated is illegal, so we don’t encourage you to do this but we are giving you the information so that if you wish to do so then you know how.

First of you must Jailbrake you iPhone or iPod Touch now for this go to the QuickPWN site or for more information go to the Dev-Team’s Blog.

Cydia

The features, followed by there Jailbroken alternatives (available on Cydia):

Copy & Paste – hClipboard

Video Recording – Cycorder

Flash – iMobileCinema

Background Processes – Backgrounder

Tethering – Modem

Spotlight – Searcher

MMS – SwirlyMMS

YouTube Downloading – MxTube

Organised Icons – Categories

They may not be exactly like how Apple has implemted them in the 3.0 OS, but whilst you wait for the release of OS 3.0, you can give these a shot.