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  • The Future of Jailbreaking: New Developments!

    Two big new developments concerning the future of jailbreaking and unlocking our iPhones have arisen recently. @Comex, the developer of the insanely-popular one-click Spirit jailbreak, has officially announced that a jailbreak for ALL iOS 4 devices has already been developed and will be made public in the very near future. As of right now, 4.0 can currently only be jailbroken by updating an already-jailbroken 3.1.2 device using PwnageTool or sn0wbreeze, so while 3G and iPod touch G2 owners can simply downgrade their devices to 3.1.2, devices that use the Apple update verification method (3G S or newer) can only downgrade with SHSHs on file, and therefore, have to have been jailbroken previously.

    iPhone 3GS (old bootrom) users must have an already jailbroken device on 3.1.2 or must downgrade to 3.1.2 with SHSHs on file with Cydia before jailbreaking up to 4.0 using PwnageTool (mac) or Snowbreeze (win). iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G (old bootrom) users can simply upgrade to 4.0 via iTunes and jailbreak with redsn0w. New bootrom iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 2G users can not currently jailbreak 4.0. There are guides for all the above in our guides section. Of course iPhone 4 users can not jailbreak right now.

    In addition, @MuscleNerd and @planetbeing are hard at work developing a carrier unlock for the new iPhone 4. Being in possession of the new iOS 4 jailbreak from comex, they can develop and ready an unlock before the new jailbreak is made public.

    The future of the jailbreaking scene is looking bright; be sure to thank and donate to these hard-working hackers!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The Future of Jailbreaking: New Developments! started by n00neimp0rtant View original post
    Comments 275 Comments
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      Quote Originally Posted by paganizonda83 View Post
      Well he had a couple of iPhone related tweets today so we'll see.

      @mj0528 - Those app devs are still making money off of the multitude of 2G, 3G, and 3GS owners.
      True, but still money lost though
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by mj0528 View Post
      True, but still money lost though
      No, if anything it's just money deferred. The money in question would only be income from brand new apps that came out after the i4 or from first time jailbreakers. Cydia allows apps to be registered to 5 idevices simultaneously so most i4 owners will just be registering their new phones to their accounts. The amount of new purchases is going to be much lower than you are thinking.


      Finished writing what should hopefully be the "production" payload for the unlock. Now it just needs a loader and a userland app.
      Tweeted by PB just a moment ago!
    1. kmmxracer's Avatar
      kmmxracer -
      Damn you beat me to it. This is awesome new!!!! planetbeing is the s***
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      Just to give you an example, I would immediately buy the new mywi. Hence money suspended or lost if I don't keep the phone and return it before the 30 days. Just playing devil's advocate. Don't hate the player!
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Money suspended = money deferred, like I mentioned.
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      Not unless the phones are returned like I mentioned. No phone = no money

      Don't get me wrong, I am greatly appreciative of all the people that have put in hard time. I couldn't do it and I completely undestand that good things take time. It's just hard to function without mywi. I could use at&t's tethering but no, i'll pass. I guess what I'm saying is that its my fault for jumping on the i4 train so quickly. I'm not hating on anyone or placing blame on anyone but folks need their tethering for jobs like mine. I can only go so long without it, thats all.

      Thanks again to everyone that puts their hardwork and time in!!
    1. wreclusrob's Avatar
      wreclusrob -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      ^If you do kill yourself can I have your iPhone 4?
      lol right
    1. [NG]I_KEEL_YOU's Avatar
      [NG]I_KEEL_YOU -
      I hate to say it and risk sounding like everybody else, but I am chomping at the bit to get my device JB. Has there been any recent news that they can go ahead and release the tool or provide info as to when?...

      Also I am grateful that we have people that are dedicated to making sure our devices stay free and will donate a good chunk of change to the DEV team for their efforts, as well as musclenerd and others. Thanks Guys!!
    1. kwickone's Avatar
      kwickone -
      ^ Just FYI, the Dev Team does not take donations.
    1. [NG]I_KEEL_YOU's Avatar
      [NG]I_KEEL_YOU -
      Gotcha... Noted..
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kwickone View Post
      ^ Just FYI, the Dev Team does not take donations.
      Comex takes donations though and he's the one responsible for the jailbreak. Spirit
    1. billinaz's Avatar
      billinaz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Comex takes donations though and he's the one responsible for the jailbreak. Spirit
      And I for one will donate to help with future efforts. If everyone did I think that there would be more than enough incentive to contine with the jailbreak train..........
    1. TheOnlyest's Avatar
      TheOnlyest -
      I have $50 in my Paypal with Comex's name on it, but I just can't justify sending it until the iPhone 4 jailbreak is released. Every day that goes by, i'm less optimistic that it will ever come.
      And if no jailbreak comes by the 27th, my iPhone 4 is going back to AT&T anyway, and i'll just stick with my jailbroken 3GS on 3.1.2 for another year.
    1. skblut's Avatar
      skblut -
      It is a microsim card so it is smaller you can use a sim card cutter and cut it but without an unlock I think the only sim you can use is an O2 sim which would have be cut you can get that from best buy.There was a video about this on this website just check the news page hopefully there will be a jailbreak and unlock solution soon.

      Hopefully they will have it soon if not mine is going on ebay
    1. masarripa's Avatar
      masarripa -
      kudos for the dev team and all their hard work, hope a 3gs 4.0 jailbreak comes soon.