Yesterday @ih8sn0w had promised to release Sn0wbreeze 1.8 to jailbreak iPhone 3GS on iOS 4.1 and iPod Touch 2G/3G running iOS 4.1. Today, @iH8sn0w has officially released sn0wbreeze 1.8 to jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 2G.
Currently sn0wbreeze 1.8 only supports jailbreaking the iOS 4.1 beta based devices including iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G. iPhone 3G users will have to use redsn0w 0.95 to jailbreak their iPhone.
If you are using iOS 4 and are looking for an iOS 4 jailbreak, you will have to use redsn0w 0.9.5 to jailbreak iOS 4 iPhone 3G /iPod Touch 2G and sn0wbreeze 1.7 to jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G.
If you have updated to iOS 4.0.1 you can also jailbreak iOS 4.0.1 on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G and unlock iPhone 3G 4.0.1 with Ultrasn0w. If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 4.1 yet, you might also want to backup your iOS 4 SHSH blogs, before Apple stops allowing you, so that you can downgrade iOS 4.1 to iOS 4.
Once again, this jailbreak is only intended for developers, so stay away from it if you are not one. Download sn0wbreeze 1.8 from here, here or here.
If you have updated to iOS 4.0.1 you can jailbreak iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G (non-MC model) using redsn0w 0.9.5 beta 5. The iOS 4.0.1 jailbreak won’t work for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod Touch yet.
Here is some good news from the Dev Team, in addition to jailbreaking iOS 4.1 for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G (non-MC model) redsn0w can also jailbreak iOS 4.0.1 on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G. Users who have upgraded to the latest iOS 4.0.1 can jailbreak their devices using redsn0w 0.9.5 beta 5. The process to jailbreak will remain the same, however, users will have to point redsn0w to use the 4.0 IPSW (the public one, not the developer GM one) instead of iOS 4.0.1 IPSW.
This couldn’t get any more simpler for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G users. We are expecting an iOS 4.1 jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G soon too. Also don’t forget to Save your iOS4 SHSH Blobs to jailbreak iOS 4.1 in future, you can learn how to save iOS 4 SHSH blobs.
We will update you when a new jailbreak becomes available for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 3G, till the subscribe to our Mobile News section to get regular updates on iPhone jailbreaks and unlocks. You will find the latest details about redsn0w 0.9.5 beta 5 and downloads for redsn0w 0.9.5 beta here.
iOS 4.1 beta was released yesterday and a iOS 4.1 jailbreak for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G is already possible through redsn0w 0.9.5 beta 5. However, jailbreaks for iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G is not yet available.
However, according to @iH8sn0w, who is the developer behind sn0wbreeze, sn0wbreeze 1.8 will be able to jailbreak iOS 4.1 Beta on iPhone 3GS, however, you will require to have a pre-jailbroken phone running iOS 4. Though the date of the sn0wbreeze 1.8 iPhone jailbreak is not yet know, it should definitely be out in the next few days.
iOS 4.1 is still a beta software and there will be a lot of changes before Apple releases the final product to users. In addition to that, they have also released iOS 4.0.1 to fix signal bars issue, but users are advised to stay away from it for a while till the Dev Team work on a fix to jailbreak iPhone and unlock iPhone.
If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 4.1 yet, you might also want to backup your iOS 4 SHSH blogs, before Apple stops making them available so that you can downgrade iOS 4.1 to iOS 4 in future. We will keep you posted when a new jailbreak for iOS 4.1 becomes available, stay tuned and subscribe to our Mobile News to know when it happens.
Apple has released a new update to iOS 4 with a minor revision of iOS 4.0.1, the new update for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch tweaks the signal indicator which displays the signal strength.
The iOS 4.0.1 update is not the same as the iOS 4.1 beta released yesterday and does not improve the signal strength but only changes the way the signal bars are displayed. According to Apple, the algorithm they had earlier displayed additional bars which is why people had seen the drop in signal bars.
However, this just looks like a cover-up and may just resolve the display issue and not the actual call dropping aka Death Grip issue which has been plaguing a lot of users. To upgrade to iOS 4.0.1, plug in your phone or iPod touch to your PC and click on the "Check for Updates" button in iTunes. Did you update to iOS 4.0.1 and see the call drop issue vanishing or did it just fix the display?
Note: If you have jailbroken your iPhone on iOS4, do not update to iOS 4.0.1 yet as it will render the iOS 4 jailbreak useless, also there is really no reason to update to iOS 4.0.1 as it just fixes the signal bar rendering and nothing else.
Apple has released an updated version of iOS 4 named as iOS 4.1 beta for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 2G. The new version has several changes which are intended for developers to work with.
If you are an Apple Developer, you can download iOS 4.1 beta from the Apple developer site here to try out and build applications with. However, if you are an iPhone 4 user do not expect this to fix the Death Grip Antenna issue, we earlier reported that iOS 4.1 does not fix Antenna issues, so these issues are purely hardware related.
Also, if you have jailbroken iPhone, it is highly advisable to stay away from this update until the Dev team and others work on a new jailbreak for iOS 4.1. New features in iOS 4.1 are not very noticeable except for a change in the network signal bars.
iOS 4.1 also lays foundation for Game Center which has not yet launched. In addition to that, iOS 4.1 does not have support for the iPad yet, so it iPad users may have to be content with using iOS 3.2 for now. Are your hands itching? Go ahead and download iOS 4.1 from the Apple Developer site here then.
Since iOS 4 was released, users who were using iOS4 on iPod Touch 3G and iPhone 3GS weren’t able to jailbreak their devices when they were running the new bootrom. However, thanks to iH8sn0w, there is now a jailbreak available for iPod Touch 3G running iOS 4 on new bootroom and iPhone 3GS running iOS 4 on new bootrom.
Sn0wbreeze 1.7 works on iPod Touch 2G (MC and non-MC models and iPod Touch 3G along with iPhone 3GS. In order to jailbreak iPhone 3GS you will require to be running iPhone OS 3.1.2 or have the SHSH blobs for iPhone OS 3.1.2.
The new sn0wbreeze jailbreak is a tethered one, which would mean that you will have to be connected to the laptop if the phone shuts down or the battery runs out and rerun the jailbreak again.
You can download the latest Sn0wbreeze jailbreak for iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 2G and iPhone 3GS running older and newer bootroms by visiting this page. For more information on jailbreaking iPhone or iPod Touch visit our search for jailbreak iPhone.
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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.
Apparently, the death grip was not the culprit behind the poor network reception of the Apple iPhone 4. Apple has written an official letter to all the iPhone 4 owners with regard to the poor signal strength. The letter says that Upon investigationthe engineers at Apple found that the formulaused to calculate the network strength was wrong.
In many circumstances, the wrong formula, used to display 2 more bars of signal than the actual network strength. To fix this issue, Apple is going to adopt AT&T’s network strength calculation formula. Along with this, Apple is also going to make the network bar 1, 2 and 3 taller so that users can easily see them. Apple is going to release a free software update to fix this issue.
The software update will be available within a few weeks and will use the new network signal formula. This software update will also be compatible with the iPhone 3GS, and the iPhone 3G. Reader’s can read the full letter from Apple here.
Apple recently released the iOS4 firmware update for the iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPod Touch users. Users updated to the new firmware anticipating new features and improved performance. Nevertheless, for some of them the opposite occurred, especially for iPhone 3G owners. Most of the iPhone 3G users are reporting very slow performance and applications crashing. The main cause of this problem is the slow processor and the low amount of RAM in the iPhone 3G.
Now there is no official way to downgrade to OS 3.1.3 from iOS4, but there is always an unofficial way. Here are the steps to downgrade from iOS4 to OS 3.1.3 :
1) First navigate to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\and open the hosts’ file in notepad. To do so, right click on the file and select Open With->Notepad. At the end of the document, add this string 22.214.171.124 gs.apple.com.
2) Now connect your iPhone to iTunes in recovery mode. To do so, first switch off your device. Then press the Home button on your handset and connect the USB cable. As soon as you connect the USB cable, the device will boot up and a Connect To iTunesscreen will be displayed. Users can now stop pressing the Home button.
3) Fire up iTunes now. You will see your iPhone/iPod Touch detected in recovery mode. Now, whilst pressing the Shift key for Windows users or Alt key on the Mac platform, click on the Restore option.
Now just select the original OS 3.1.3 and voila, you are done. Now you can again enjoy OS 3.1.3 on your iTouch device.