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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. KingCane's Avatar
      KingCane -
      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.
      And I think Apple is waiting for the jailbreak to then patch it and release 4.01 (or whatever)!!! This is going to be interesting. I say hold the jailbreak until then!!! I can wait a little more!
    1. aimetti's Avatar
      aimetti -
      ya heck they are probably both waiting
    1. skolpo's Avatar
      skolpo -
      It's been a strange cycle hasn't it? Especially for 3GS MC users. First it was, "Wait for 4.0" when 3.1.3 came out, which was back in February. Now it's "Wait for 4.0.1" when 4.0 came out. If Apple was smart, they can continuously announce an upcoming patch every time they release a new one so they can intentionally stall the JB from releasing. No one really knows when 4.0.1 is going to come out especially since a firmware upgrade wouldn't solve a physical grounding issue with the antennae anyway. Since this is a userland JB, I understand the main concern is to prevent the exploit from being patched, but it will eventually be patched anyway. I guess waiting a few more weeks wouldn't hurt, but it sucks to be a 3GS owner and keep hearing about all these expected releases only to be held off week after week.
    1. uh duh's Avatar
      uh duh -
      New bootrom iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 2G users can not currently jailbreak 4.0.?

      will there be a jailbreak for these users soon? (i hope?)

      Rob
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      IF it isn't released, it isn't news........ yet. Either release it or quit teasing.

      I'm antsy
    1. allicatmeow's Avatar
      allicatmeow -
      Quote Originally Posted by uh duh View Post
      New bootrom iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 2G users can not currently jailbreak 4.0.?

      will there be a jailbreak for these users soon? (i hope?)

      Rob
      have you read ANY of this thread at all??
    1. drbf's Avatar
      drbf -
      Quote Originally Posted by KingCane View Post
      And I think Apple is waiting for the jailbreak to then patch it and release 4.01 (or whatever)!!! This is going to be interesting. I say hold the jailbreak until then!!! I can wait a little more!
      very possible.... when is update release from Apple
    1. allicatmeow's Avatar
      allicatmeow -
      Quote Originally Posted by drbf View Post
      very possible.... when is update release from Apple
      there's no official release date. speculation is a couple days to a few weeks.
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by allicatmeow View Post
      have you read ANY of this thread at all??
      The problem is in the OP. It uses the word "currently" instead of "publicly." Currently, they can be jailbroken. That's what the news is all about. "Currently," that tool/method is not yet public, but it is still "current."
    1. charlyc's Avatar
      charlyc -
      Quote Originally Posted by oakland6980 View Post
      Who did u donate to as the dev team doesn't take donations? Comex?
      Dev-Team Blog - Donations to /dev/null
      To his site Spiritjb

      Spirit
    1. ssfirme's Avatar
      ssfirme -
      They should just release it,then release another jailbreak for the new patch,we all have our money ready to donate,Anyone help please!!!!!!!
    1. iop9000's Avatar
      iop9000 -
      Frash and ip4 jb news on the same day .... Keeps getting better!
    1. unclebnz's Avatar
      unclebnz -
      If everyone donated 1.00 these guys would be rich and work harder.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      This is awesome. I can't wait.
    1. requieminadream's Avatar
      requieminadream -
      Does the edit in the post mean that even with this upcoming @comex release, those who haven't saved their SHSH blobs from 3.1.2 still won't be able to jailbreak their 3GS (Old Bootrom)?
    1. jamriman's Avatar
      jamriman -
      Thanks! What's comex blog for donation? I found musclenerds and planetbeings. Thanks.
    1. snowdrop2571's Avatar
      snowdrop2571 -
      as soon as the spirit jailbreak comes out for all 3GS phones on ios4 then i will donate to comex and his sheer genius skills
    1. Amadomon's Avatar
      Amadomon -
      How do you like 3GS iOS 4 jb?
    1. x2dope's Avatar
      x2dope -
      I think all this Jailbreak mumbo jumbo is to just keep us interested in their work. GeoHot has a fix for all but refuses to release it...charge 25.00 a pop and make it like an installer with a serial number you recieve via email to be able to use the jailbreak. Free updates until a major release of 5.0 and charge a 12.50 upgrade fee. Everyone will pay for these jailbreaks. Roll them out as fast as possible and we will keep paying for them!
    1. geoffe's Avatar
      geoffe -
      Thanks... If I have to look at this default theme much more I am going to freak out...