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  • Jailbreaking & Unlocking iOS 4 : What You Should Know
    Note: This Post will be udpated as news becomes available. Please share your experiences in this thread. It is highly suggested you do not update to iOS 4 right away. Please be patient.



    Today, as expected, Apple released iOS 4 to the public. But before you get too excited, there are some things you should know before updating to iOS 4. If you want to play Jailbreak with your iDevice, make sure you read through this.

    iOS 4 is compatible with the 3G, 3GS, the newest iPod Touch and iPhone 4. Those of you that have played with the GM release, the build number on this public release is exactly the same; 8A293. So as for changes since the GM there are none in this release.

    Update:
    Quote Originally Posted by bennyg View Post
    there are actually differences in the GM and public release. Notice no game centre in the public release? Also if you go to http://oo.apple.com to opt out of the iAd data collection stuff on the GM release it states your not on iOS4!

    Jailbreaking

    iPhone3GS & iPod3G owners (especially if you used Spirit for your first JB) should stay away from iOS4 for now

    Wizdaz has kept the community in the know, informing us that PwnageTool is currently being updated as we speak. PwnageTool 4.0 will support the iPhone 3G (with Pwnage exploit), iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 2G (both with 24kPwn exploit). Keep in mind this means no support for the newer bootom. Remember the tethered days? If that was you, then you will need to wait until Spirit is updated or a new tool is updated for such.

    There is of course the Redsn0w option if you have a 3G, but stay away from any custom packages. The Dev-Team has written it well, and because of their credibility, here is exactly what they say

    We are working hard on a release to our tools that will jailbreak your device (or give you iOS 4 via the jailbreak train) and provide you with a carrier unlock.

    Until these tools are released you should hold off on updating your device until we have fully tested our tools with all the relevant devices.

    If you rely on hacktivation or a carrier unlock (ultrasn0w) then you should not upgrade until we have fully tested and released our tools.

    Don’t be tempted with unofficial PwnageTool/redsn0w bundles or releases, just check here or our team twitter for real time release information.

    Remember, we risk our devices so you don’t have to (but this time anyone who has made a mistake upgrading their baseband firmware at 3.1.3 or 4.0 should be OK real soon Now!
    iPhone Dev-Team
    WizDaz


    Unlocking iOS 4

    The iPhone Dev Team has released ultrasn0w 0.93 for unlocking your new iOS 4. Simply add the Cydia repo: repo666.ultrasn0w.com. This version of ultrasn0w will unlock basebands 04.26.08 thru 05.13.04. If your unsure, that means that ultrasn0w unlocks ALL basebands since iPhone OS 3.1. Even more specifically, 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.15.01, and 05.13.04. Remember to disable 3G on T-Mobile USA.

    So on the unlocking front, you're pretty much golden. However it's still recommend to wait just a little bit longer before making the plunge for iOS 4.

    iPhone Dev-Team
    MuscleNerd
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Jailbreaking & Unlocking iOS 4 : What You Should Know started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 470 Comments
    1. energiesource's Avatar
      energiesource -
      is this out in canada yet? doesnt seem to want to update on itunes, just 3.1.3
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      I'm gonna update anyways, it's always cool to play around with a big upgrade for a few days before jailbreaking
    1. Lt.Pyro's Avatar
      Lt.Pyro -
      Awesome
    1. owais123's Avatar
      owais123 -
      you must update your itunes first
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      I'm gonna update anyways, it's always cool to play around with a big upgrade for a few days before jailbreaking
      from the looks of things is we UPGRADE we could be screwed from EVER jailbreaking
    1. mudslag's Avatar
      mudslag -
      Quote Originally Posted by bobright View Post
      from the looks of things is we UPGRADE we could be screwed from EVER jailbreaking
      Not true, the GM was jailbroken, no reason to think this cant be
    1. Rinnycoop121's Avatar
      Rinnycoop121 -
      Why do we need to disable 3G service when unlocking
    1. Liberator1077's Avatar
      Liberator1077 -
      Cannot wait. Os4 looks awesome, can't wait to see what them savvy hackers come up with.
    1. flintoff's Avatar
      flintoff -
      Quote Originally Posted by dmcm33 View Post
      Yes, 3gs 3.1.3 is unlockable.

      hey how ??/ can you tell in details please ??
    1. knguyen's Avatar
      knguyen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rinnycoop121 View Post
      Why do we need to disable 3G service when unlocking
      Most people unlock to use their phone with TMobile, and TMobile's 3G band is not compatible with the iPhones.
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      Nice!, Standing by for the certified jailbreak instructions. I'm in no rush. I'll have the new iPhone 4 on Thursday and my 3GS will become my spare/test/around the home idevice.
    1. bbushyy's Avatar
      bbushyy -
      Quote Originally Posted by dmcm33 View Post
      Nobody is unlocking iOS 4.0. It's theoretical, once a legit program to jailbreak 4.0 is released, then people can unlock it. What they're saying is that the unlocking capabilities are already here, just not the jailbreaking.
      wrong! just jailbroken and unlocked offical 4.0 on my iphone 3G
    1. drWidowmaker53's Avatar
      drWidowmaker53 -
      IOS 4 is pretty sweet. Cant wait to Jailbreak it thought!
    1. scooby4's Avatar
      scooby4 -
      you can already jailbreak 4.0, just use the same redsn0w 0.9.5 beta and have running the official 4.0 and when redsn0w asks you for the ipsw just enter the goldmaster 4.0, they both have the same build so it works...but only on ipod touch 2g and iphone 3g
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      those thay have ifs and donts stay away until its 100% sure so u dont cry that ur locked out. simple as that
    1. iphoneprogrammer's Avatar
      iphoneprogrammer -
      RedSn0w 0.9.5b5 just jailbroke my iOS4 ipod touch 2nd gen. The version that Apple just released today, the version available from itunes.
    1. lkailburn's Avatar
      lkailburn -
      really really want to update but will bite my lip until i see official JB for it.

      -Luke
    1. bbushyy's Avatar
      bbushyy -
      Quote Originally Posted by flintoff View Post
      what about 3.1.3 3gs ?? is it unlokable yet?
      yes it is
    1. aaddaam's Avatar
      aaddaam -
      [SIZE="6"]hello guys

      today when the iPhone 4 unlock came out I opened cydia to add ultrasnow's new repo to unlock. After adding it said that cydia needs to be updated so I tap on essential updates. During installation it got stuck at springboarb reloading. I got confused and after waitin for a long time I manually rebooted iPhone. After that the Apple logo appeared and stayed on for about 5 mins and than phone came into normal form but now cydia just doesn't installs anything. Either I try to upgrade or install any new app or even cydia isntaller new update it just doesn't installs and after the process show that it's still not installed. What should I do? I need to get it working cuz I need to unlock
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      Quote Originally Posted by okaybn View Post
      I am a bit confused.

      If i have a brand new 3GS from apple today, would I be able to unlock it?

      How are people unlocking iOS 4.0 if there isnt even a jailbreak for it yet? This is whats confusing me.

      If someone could clear that up for me itd be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks guys.
      Because you can jailbreak an iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G which I believe then can be unlocked using apps in cydia, and you might be able to jailbreak, idk about unlock bc we have new bootroms in the new 3GS's, they changed them randomly during their sales. Though I'm sure the DevTeam is working with the new bootrom, as it should be assumed it could be used in iPhone 4.