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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. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      How soon will this be getting released? I have a 3GS on IOS4 that badly needs to be jailbreaked and unlocked.
      No one knows. Depends on what exploit it uses. If it's something that can be patched then most likely not till after Apple releases the next firmware update to fix the bars.
    1. Varmit's Avatar
      Varmit -
      Quote Originally Posted by Niner1000RR View Post
      Sounds awesome!

      Will also be donating!

      I hope they won't wait, I haven't noticed any real issues that would make me worry about updating anyway. I really hope they don't wait.
      I hope they do, Because if they release before Apple does, then Apple has the chance to close that hole up. If Apple doesnt know about the exploit to JB, then when the FIX does come out for 4.01, can use the same exploit to Jailbreak. So DEV's hold it till the Apple release.

      Of course just my opinion.
    1. thekid05's Avatar
      thekid05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      I still predict the jailbreak will be held until Apple releases their firmware update for the signal issue.
      Yep thats why hes holding off the release of the new spirit jb, plus who knows what these manditory updates will do to jailbroken devices...
    1. olivo42's Avatar
      olivo42 -
      A simple question: CAN I JB MY 3GS (NEW BOOTROM) iOS4 STUCK AT THE EMERGENCY SCREEN?

      PD. I didn't save SHSH
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      No.
    1. sh33436's Avatar
      sh33436 -
      That awsome news!!!! Can't wait.
    1. ninthchamber99's Avatar
      ninthchamber99 -
      Quote Originally Posted by olivo42 View Post
      A simple question: CAN I JB MY 3GS (NEW BOOTROM) iOS4 STUCK AT THE EMERGENCY SCREEN?

      PD. I didn't save SHSH
      Simple answer: No, new bootrom 3GS' can not be JBroken yet.


      Well, since I was patient back when the 3G/3GS' were released (I skipped the 3G and got the 3GS instead and when 3.1.2 was updated to 3.1.3 I did not update my phone (I have been on 3.1.2 JBroken for a LONG TIME) I was able to update to iOS 4 and JBreak it all this past weekend (I have an OLD bootrom of course). Now with this news I am debating getting a i4 now or waiting a while longer. Decisions, decisions!!
    1. g12007's Avatar
      g12007 -
      Good news. Can't wait
    1. inzandity's Avatar
      inzandity -
      Ugh, I don't know about anybody else but I hate these speculation posts. Where "very soon" can be interprited as within a couple hours or weeks. We know they are working hard on the next jailbreak...these posts just get everybody giddy and then you get the random high jacked questions like "Will this JB my iPhone 4?" Of course I am excited and can't wait to unleash the beast though
    1. thecrunked's Avatar
      thecrunked -
      hooray for the dev's

      i hope apple hurries up with their stupid patch so i can haz my jailbreaks
    1. strangiato's Avatar
      strangiato -
      Thank guys! I'll make sure to donate when this is ready. You totally deserve our support for your great work.
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      why everyone is saying they should release it now is beyond me. It would be stupid for the devs to release it now with 4.0.1 coming soon and its stupid on your part for even asking such a thing. Since you had to update your 3gs or buy the iphone4 now you have to do something you couldnt before.. WAIT
    1. carolinamic's Avatar
      carolinamic -
      No update is manditory, and if the only thing the update fixes is the bar issue then it's totally a waste of time for me bc I already fixed that with my $15 case. Please Release the Beast already. I will be donating also.
    1. lj22s's Avatar
      lj22s -
      These guys have been working very hard to say the least. We should all donate now to show our appreciation. At least we know its comming.
    1. Beej2211's Avatar
      Beej2211 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      I still predict the jailbreak will be held until Apple releases their firmware update for the signal issue.
      Agreed. For some it'll be a tough choice between an jailbreak and a phone with signal, it an easy one for me. JB FTW!
    1. monchy36's Avatar
      monchy36 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      I still predict the jailbreak will be held until Apple releases their firmware update for the signal issue.
      There's any info when this update is coming?
    1. oakland6980's Avatar
      oakland6980 -
      Quote Originally Posted by charlyc View Post
      Donated yesterday so they have an incentive wile they are hard at work.
      Who did u donate to as the dev team doesn't take donations? Comex?
      http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/41744653/donations-to-dev-null
    1. hacktarded1's Avatar
      hacktarded1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mastaryan View Post
      I think apple knows they'll wait for an update so apple will stall and it'll be a waiting game. Ah what do I know. Anyways, donated now too and can't wait for the i4 jb!
      Exactly what I was thinking. I hope they don't plan to wait to release it as Apple will just keep stalling their firmware update (which is a joke anyway and I have NO intention of updating to it so I see LESS bars as a signal, wtf?!?).

      I say release it ASAP and reep the rewards of all your hard work and then just do it again when necessary and accept MORE donations from the saps that will need it then.

      My $$ is waiting on you as soon as it's released. Nice work guys either way, most of us would be completely lost without all your efforts.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      I think people may be getting the wrong idea with the "signal fix" patch. I think we are getting no signal when there should still be a signal, but the software is telling the phone there is no signal and therefore not holding a connection. If that is the case, this signal fix could be a very significant one. I wouldn't write this off as a hardware issue until after we see a patch and continue to get the same reception issues. If we do, you can bet Apple will have some more explaining to do.
    1. turdsmoka's Avatar
      turdsmoka -
      Quote Originally Posted by hacktarded1 View Post
      My $$ is waiting on you as soon as it's released. Nice work guys either way, most of us would be completely lost without all your efforts.
      Mine, too. Release it today, guys.