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  • Kaatje Jailbreaks OS 4.0 Beta 4 on iPhone 3GS


    It appears that a hacker from Amsterdam by the name of Kaatje, has managed to create a custom firmware that allows iPhone 3GS users to jailbreak the newest iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4.

    The iPhone Dev team released Redsn0w 0.9.5 to jailbreak iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4, however it was only compatible with the iPhone 3G. With Kaatje's work, we now have reports of a jailbroken 3GS running 4.0 Beta 4. And to top it off, she has managed to do so without upgrading the baseband, thus preserving the ability to unlock on blacksn0w if you wish to go back or stay on the safe side.

    The method she describes requires a custom firmware using a patched PwnageTool. The patch will not work with the iPhone 3G, but thats what the current redsn0w release is for.

    “I accomplished this by patching asr, lockdownd, LLB, iBEC, IBSS, iBoot, kernelcache, MobileSafari, Services.plist, and fstab. The binaries were patched with IDA Pro and OxED and were then diffed against the original pwned files with bsdiff to create patch files. I then took the diff files and built a firmware bundle that I dropped into Pwnagetool and updated the cydia tree within Pwnagetool as well. Once this was done, I created a custom ipsw with Pwnagetool, unzipped it, applied a pwned LLB from a pwnagetool generated 3.1.3 ipsw, zipped it back up and restored to my device.”
    Although it's great news and fun for us users on 4.0, not all apps will be compatible of course. Cydia still has some issues loading and many applications install but fail to load and end up crashing, Those of you wanting to use apps such as mobileterminal, sbsettings, five icon dock will be out of luck for now.

    Note: She will NOT be releasing this custom firmware at this point due to prior agreements with the dev teams and of course for legal reasons and because they gave her many parts of the jailbreak.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Kaatje Jailbreaks OS 4.0 Beta 4 on iPhone 3GS started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 104 Comments
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nickaroni22 View Post
      You go girl!
      So agreed
      Will there be one for itouch 2g :P?!?
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      LOL Trust me fellas, keep it in your pants.
      She's ... uhh... not interested

      congrats kaatje
    1. xXrkidXx's Avatar
      xXrkidXx -
      Congrats! Oh and to the people making sex comments, put your **** away, nobody wants to see that poor excuse for a vagina.

      Are we going to see a guide anytime soon or was this just laughing in Apple's face ?
    1. Eninety2's Avatar
      Eninety2 -
      I'm curious to see what legal reasons would prevent a release. I agree though that releasing it this close to 4.0 is a bad move though.
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      awesome work kaatje
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      wait, she did it but isnt releasing it?!
    1. xXrkidXx's Avatar
      xXrkidXx -
      Quote Originally Posted by Eninety2 View Post
      I'm curious to see what legal reasons would prevent a release. I agree though that releasing it this close to 4.0 is a bad move though.
      ..? are you legit right now? 4.0 is still under STRICT NDA, it's against the law to distribute IPSW's anyways.. Except for the ones the device shipped with/free.

      but a guide on the other hand...
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Did you read the whole article waldo?
    1. allanes5's Avatar
      allanes5 -
      Excellent Kaatje and congrats.
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      These hackers need to keep the specifics of they do what they do until 4.0 is released, lest Apple patch up their vulnerabilities.

      Quote Originally Posted by The Maestro View Post
      I think what bravo may be referring to is that's not much of an acomplishment.

      Everyone of us excluding this girl jailbroke 4.0 before beta 1 was out
      How did you jailbreak 4.0 before beta 1 was out? That's be tough considering beta 1 was the first release. So I'm guessing you mean you jailbroke 4.0 after beta 1 was out. Regardless, no need to be condescending; what is it you've managed to accomplish?
    1. lividian1's Avatar
      lividian1 -
      It's great to see more and more people coming up with jailbreaks for these phones. Helps us lazy non coding people out. Keep up the good work
    1. smooth22's Avatar
      smooth22 -
      Thats cool a woman is jail breaking! the more the merrier!
    1. Forgoten Dynasty's Avatar
      Forgoten Dynasty -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      These hackers need to keep the specifics of they do what they do until 4.0 is released, lest Apple patch up their vulnerabilities
      Quickly reading threw her method of exploiting im assuming she did it on a 3gs that was 24k PWNable so its not like it would matter because they already patched it.
    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      well color me retarded! Who am I to say both software and hardware (3GS) weren't already exploited a few months ago? put it out now so both 4.0 and the new iPhone won't be vulnerable. there's a plan here this way you guys get a nice jailbreak and possibly unlock shortly after the née phone drops. can anyone who's official here cosign?
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Wow. I understood none of what she said. Since when were women this smart? Dang
    1. JedixJarf's Avatar
      JedixJarf -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kaatje View Post
      Problem with that description Bravo?


      pwnt.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
      pwnt.
      I dont see how.
    1. ro0oney's Avatar
      ro0oney -
      epic win! big time!!
      can't wait for the actual release, way to goo Kaatje!!
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Great work!!! Let's keep 'em coming. We need as many hackers as possible. Specifically some who aren't so full of themselves.
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      It's threads like this that make me glad to have an iPhone


      Oh, thanks for putting the beta4 on your site Stealth, forgot to mention that a good while back. I've since been back to being able to download from iTunes without looped reboots.