The Dev Team has released an update for the popular PwnageTool which will jailbreak and unlock iOS 4.2.1 on iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4-Verizon, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad and AppleTV 2G.
The new PwnageTool 4.2 consists of a untethered jailbreak for all the above devices. In addition to allows users to jailbreak their devices, iPhone unlockers can also restore to a custom 4.2.1 IPSW and retain their current baseband and unlock. PwnageTool currently does not support iPod Touch 2G.
Well in the case of an HFS volume name on iOS, an untether exploit â€” as the Chronic Dev Team revealed last week with an untether for the 4.2.1 jailbreak, which had previously been a tethered JB for most recent devices since 4.2.1’s release in November. With their permission, we’ve incorporated their 4.2.1 feedfaceuntether into today’s PwnageTool 4.2. This means iPhone unlockers can safely restore to a custom 4.2.1 pre-jailbroken IPSW and retain their current baseband and unlock. PwnageTool also supports all the other 4.2.1 devices other than iPod touch 2G:
PwnageTool also pushes a fix for iBooks by @comex and @pushfix which fixes a bug so that it works as intended with DRM books along with fixing a WiFi problem on Apple TV 2G. All these updates will be available in the Cydia package updates.
For more information on the PwnageTool 4.2 release, and the download links visit the official Dev Team Blog.
iOS 4.1 for iPhone and iPod Touch was released earlier today (iOS 4.1 Direct Download Links) and it looks like the jailbreak for iOS 4.1 might take longer than usual. According to some Twitter updates from the Dev Team, an exploit for iOS 4.0.1 was found found when 4.1 went live.
Crazy timing that @pod2g got latest exploit just as 4.1 went public (lots of work left…keep away from 4.1 for now!)
A concrete jailbreak for iPhone or Unlock for iPhone is not yet available and the Dev Team even went ahead and posted about the iOS 4.1 update being a trap to possibly permanently get rid of jailbreaks and unlocks, you can read the post here.
There is no release date available on the iOS 4.1 jailbreak, however, considering that iOS 4.1 beta versions were already jailbroken, it might come out sooner than expected.
If you have a jailbroken iPhone or jailbroken iPod Touch you are advised to stay away from this update. A jailbreak/unlock for iOS 4.1 should be available shortly.
We will keep an eye for updates from the Dev team on new jailbreaks/unlocks for iPhone and iPod Touch running iOS 4.1. Stay tuned.
Apple recently released iOS 4.0.2 to patch an exploit used by Jailbreakme.com to jailbreak iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices. However, the dev team has been silent on a jailbreak or unlock for the latest iOS, until today.
Earlier today, the dev team officially announced that they will not be working on a jailbreak or unlock for iOS 4.0.2 and will instead focus on doing the same for iOS 4.1. Jailbreaks for iOS 4.1 beta is already available and there are several ways in which you can jailbreak you device.
The reason given by the dev team seems pretty reasonable:
Now it’s a few weeks later, and Apple has closed the jailbreakme.com hole. They’re shipping devices with FW 4.0.2/3.2.2, impervious to this particular jailbreak. So now, people will begin to ask: will there be a jailbreak for devices that shipped with 4.0.2/3.2.2, out of the box?
No, there won’t be. FW 4.0.2/3.2.2 was *only* released to fix the jailbreakme hole. With FW 4.1 still in its beta stages, it makes no sense to escalate the cat & mousewith Apple for FW updates that only fix the jailbreak holes. To quote WOPR, the only winning move is not to play.
So this means that if you have upgraded to iOS 4.0.2, you will have to wait till iOS 4.1 is released in order to be able to jailbreak and unlock your iDevice. However, if you had backed up your SHSH blobs, you can restore/downgrade iOS 4.0.2 to an earlier version.
Quite recently we told you about a new jailbreak for iPhone which worked on every iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad model available out there. This includes iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 2G and iPad 3.2.1.
To jailbreak iPhone or jailbreak iPod Touch running any iOS version including iOS 4 or higher just visit Jailbreakme.com through the Safari browser on your device.
When you visit the site you will see a control similar to unlocking your iPhone which says “Slide to jailbreak”. Just slide the arrow to the end and the jailbreaking process will start. It might take a few minutes for the entire jailbreaking process to get over. Once the iPhone/iPod Touch is jailbroken, the Cydia app will be installed on your device.
Please note that Apple has released iOS 4.0.2 and iPad 3.2.2 to patch PDF exploit, if you upgrade to iOS 4.0.2, the Jailbreakme.com site will no longer work for you. Also don’t forget to backup your SHSH blobs of iOS 4 or others iOS so that you can restore/recover the iPhone in future.
By the way, jailbreaking an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad is completely legal according to US laws.
After the successful iOS 4 jailbreaking by @comex through Jailbreakme.com, Apple has released a new update which patches the PDF exploit used by Jailbreakme.com to jailbreak iPhone and iPod Touch devices. The exploit which was used by @comex could also jailbreak the new iPhone 4.
Apple released iPhone iOS 4.0.2 and iPad iOS 3.2.2 which patch the PDF exploit used by Jailbreakme.com, the update will be displayed to you when you connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to iTunes.
If you rely on the jailbreak, it is highly recommended to skip this update since you will not be able to jailbreak iPhone or jailbreak iPod Touch once the new update is applied. This update will also the unlocked iPhone useless, so stay away from it till an update is available from the dev team.
(Source: Redmond Pie)
WOW, here is the simplest of all jailbreaks ever released for the iPhone. @comex has created a website called jailbreakme.com which will allow you to jailbreak iPhone, iPhone 4 using a web browser including Safari.
All you jailbreak fans out there, here is the simplest and most easy jailbreak you will ever come across, a software jailbreak through a website which makes use of an exploit. Just visit http://jailbreakme.com through Safari or any other browser you use and just "slide to jailbreak" your device with one easy step.
This is by far the easiest jailbreak ever released for any Apple devices and supports iOS 4, iOS 4.0.1, iOS 3.1.3, iOS 3.1.2 and iPad 3.2.1. Definitely a great job by @comex and kudos to him for achieving this.
P.S. The website may appear down for many of you since it is under very heavy usage, you might want to try it again tomorrow if it appears down for you.
Consumers who are using iPhone or any other smartphone which requires you to jailbreak of root your device can breath a sigh of relief. According to new Government rules announced today, jailbreaking, unlocking and installing unapproved apps on your mobile phone/smartphone device is now legal.
Companies like Apple and Google’s Android OS have been restricting users from installing applications that are not approved by them and available in the iTunes Store and Android Market place respectively. However, that will be a thing of the past as users will be able to legally install any app of their choice.
Consumers can also break access controls on their phone in order to switch wireless carriers, commonly known as unlocking iPhone. However, the new rules will still allow Apple to disable jailbroken phones with software upgrades, though this should not be an issue since iPhone jailbreaks are made available for free by the Dev Team for the new updates Apple releases.
The new rules which make jailbreaking and unlocking iPhone legal will take effect Tuesday and will remain in effect for the next 3 years at-least when they are reviewed again. So, starting tomorrow put off your fear of legal issues and jailbreak your iPhone to get most out of it.
It was just over a week ago, we had told you that Geohot will be leaving the iPod Touch/iPhone and iPad jailbreak scene. Geohot even wrote a blog post about this on his blog. He had also deleted his twitter account, and has made his blog an invite only one. Geohot had however said that he will make any major announcement through his friends Mike Cohen twitter account. Now, today mikecohenn tweeted that:
What’s a good time to make it ra1n?
Many of the reputed blogs online are saying that it might be possible that Geohot will return under a new name. It is also possible that he will release a new tool that will work for all iTouch devices and all the different versions of iOS before leaving the modding community, once and for all.
It is too early to speculate anything, and only time will tell us what Geohot is up to. However, many people are still pinning their hope on Geohot to release a new jailbreak application for the iOS4.
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.
Earlier yesterday, we told you that Sn0wbreeze 1.8 would be released soon and as promised @iH8sn0w has released an updated version to jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 2G. iPhone 3G users will have to use redsn0w 0.95 to jailbreak their iPhone.
Currently sn0wbreeze 1.8 only supports jailbreaking the iOS 4.1 beta based devices including iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G and should not be used by general public. Once again, this jailbreak is only intended for developers, so stay away from it if you are not one.
If you are looking for a iOS 4 jailbreak you will have to use redsn0w for iPhone 3G jailbreak or iPod Touch 2G jailbreak and sn0wbreeze 1.7 for iPhone 3GS jailbreak and iPod Touch 3G jailbreak. If you have updated to iOS 4.0.1 you can jailbreak iOS 4.0.1 on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G and also 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 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.
Download sn0wbreeze 1.8 from here, here or here.