Today morning, iOS hacker iH8sn0w has released an updated version of his application sn0wbreeze which brings some nifty features for iOS device owners.
The latest beta of sn0wbreeze brings with it hosts of performance improvements and bug fixes.
The beta also adds an option to enable multi-touch gestures for iTouch devices running iOS 4.3. Yes, the same multi-touch gestures which were first introduced by Apple in the iOS 4.3 betas, which were seeded to developers.
Below is a video showing the multi-touch gestures :
However, these handy multi-touch gestures were dropped from the final version of iOS 4.3.
sn0wbreeze allows iOS owners to jailbreak their iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4 and the iPad 1/2. Readers can simply download sn0wbreeze from here and follow the on-screen instructions on how to jailbreak their device.
However, the app will only tether’ jailbreak your iTouch device running iOS 4.3, which means that the jailbreak will be lost once a user restarts his iTouch device.
Hopefully, the next major update of the iOS will bring these handy multi-touch gestures to all iTouch devices. Until then, iTouch owners can use sn0wbreeze to activate these hidden multi-touch gestures.
It looks like one of the most popular iPhone jailbreaking developers account has been hacked on Twitter. The account which went by the name of @iH8sn0w has now been renamed to @somedumbass.
iH8sn0w is the developer of the popular iPhone jailbreak software which goes by the same name. A few minutes ago the account sent out an update saying that the account is compromised. However, there is no news as to how it happened. We’ll continue investigating this and update the post once we have more news.
It was just a couple of days ago we told you that Geohot had managed to jailbreak his iPhone 4 on the day he got it. Sadly, he was in no mood to make the jailbreak public. Now, Geohot has updated his last blog post to say that he has taken a sort of temporary retirement from the iPhone jailbreak and unlocking scene.
Here is what the updated blog post says :
Sorry, this post was probably a bad idea. Next time I won’t say anything. I miss when this blog was actually about technical things(I’ve been reacting too much to the feedback, which led it to the place it’s in now). I didn’t fully realize most of the current scene don’t care unless they are getting something. Now I do. It’s late tonight, I’ll think about what to do about this in the morning.
The real reason behind no release isn’t technical. It’s just that it will never stop, after blackra1n, people demand unlock, after blacksn0w, people demand untethered. I miss the days when jailbreaking and unlocking were difficult, it attracted a much higher caliber crowd.
Also, to the haters, the picture is quite obviously fake
Quite a strange move from Geohot here. He was the first guy to unlock the original iPhone way back in 2007. Now the hope of all owners depends on Comex and iH8sn0w to release a jailbreak for the new iPhone 4.
iH8sn0w has just released a new version of the Sn0wbreeze jailbreaking application. We had told you yesterday that a new version of the Sn0wbreeze application is expected to be released today. The Sn0wbreeze 1.7 application now supports iPhone 3GS based on older as well as newer bootroms, along with iPod Touch 2G (MC and non-MC models) and the iPod Touch 3G.
Sn0wbreeze v1.7 is the first jailbreaking application to support iPhone 3GS based on newer bootroms. However, these newer bootroms based iPhone 3GS must be running on iOS 3.1.2 or must have their iOS 3.1.2 SHSH blobs saved. Without either of these, users will not be able to jailbreak their iPhone 3GS on iOS4.
In addition, this jailbreak will be a tethered one, which means users need to connect their iPhone to a PC, whenever they turn it off, to turn it back on. Readers can find the step-by-step guide to jailbreak their iPhone 3GS here.
As of now only iPod Touch, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS can be jailbreak’d using sn0wbreeze. iPhone 3GS on the newer bootroms still cannot be jailbroken. However, iH8sn0w has successfully been able to jailbreak iPhone 3GS based on newer bootroms using Sn0wbreeze. Sadly, this pwning method is only possible if users already have iOS 3.1.2 SHSH blobs saved.
iH8sn0w has written a very detailed and complex tutorial on how to pawn iOS 4 on the newer bootrom based iPhone 3GS. Here is the link to the full tutorial. On a personal note, I would suggest newbie’s to stay away from trying the above method. Only experienced users should try the above method.
iH8sn0w will release a new update of this hack tomorrow for newer bootroms based iPhone 3GS, which will not require 3.1.2 SHSH blobs. Sadly, users must be running on iOS 3.1.2 to use this hack.
Update: Jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G and iPod 2G running iOS 4 is now available. You will find more information on it here and here.