The iPhone Dev-Team have confirmed that there is no need for them to release new tools for jailbreaking the latest firmware 3.0.1.
They released this information:
The 3.0.1 release is a “branch” from 3.0 that occurs (code-wise) before all the 3.1 betas. The programs redsn0w needs to change for the jailbreak are identical when you compare the 3.0 and 3.0.1 versions. It seems pretty much the only changes Apple made were for the SMS bug, which affects programs that redsn0w doesn’t touch. That’s why you can re-use redsn0w 0.8 on 3.0.1 even though it was written for 3.0.
And since 3.0.1 doesn’t touch the baseband either, ultrasn0w 0.9 works for those needing the soft unlock. Just install it from the repo666.ultrasn0w.com repository using Cydia as usual.
We’ll at some point fix redsn0w to recognize both 3.0 and 3.0.1 IPSW’s, but really that’s the only change that would be made to it. Everything else would be identical, so there’s no need to wait for the “proper” version that recognizes the 3.0.1 IPSW as valid.
So to jailbreak the new firmware just use the old tools and you should have no problems.
Apple earlier today released the latest iPhone OS, version 3.0.1. This update fixes the major SMS security issue that they have finally fixed.
There hasn’t been many changes in the latest firmware release that have been found other than the SMS fix, feel free to email them in if you find any.
If you want to jailbreak your device it has been reported that in most cases it works fine but maybe wait a while until everything gets checked out.
Now that Apple has released iPhone OS 3.0, The Dev-Team can now release the jailbrake for the new firmware. There is already 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.
As 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.
If 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.
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.
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.