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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. ThinkTank's Avatar
      ThinkTank -
      Quote Originally Posted by mvhurlburt View Post
      As a side note it seems as if geohot is no longer active in deving JBs, rather unfortunate if that is in fact the case...I wish he would collab again with the dev team but sh!t happens I guess...
      I think the guy was not happy bcos the dev team called him uneducated.
    1. dthomp22's Avatar
      dthomp22 -
      I so can't wait.
    1. stlcaddie's Avatar
      stlcaddie -
      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
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      I thought we all knew this already? It's like the 8th time we've said "its coming".

      Yes we know it's in development.... Lol they keep reminding us.
    1. brotherbond007's Avatar
      brotherbond007 -
      "one phone to rule them all"....
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      As long as it's out before I get my iPhone 4 White, it's all good.
      Also Comex is the ****
    1. delizaza23's Avatar
      delizaza23 -
      I will be donating at least of $10. Many thanks guys I want to unlock my Iphone 4.
    1. iphone1027's Avatar
      iphone1027 -
      Awesome news. I will gladly donate. I appreciate all their time and effort.
    1. mastaryan's Avatar
      mastaryan -
      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!
    1. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      What did I miss? Comex has said nothing about a release date! If he holds onto it until Aple releases their "bar fix" firmware well that could be a month from now.

      It just seems the article can be a little misleading. No one knows when Comex is releasing so I don't know how you can write "very near future"
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      first flash and now this..
      wow
      hope it comes out in 2 weeks. im going on holiday and i want to use mywi with my laptop
    1. iPhoenix3g's Avatar
      iPhoenix3g -
      I hope they do hold it till the update is released, and it will give everyone else time to buy their ip4.
    1. lunercrab's Avatar
      lunercrab -
      Sweet. I've been holding off buying the iPhone 4 til this drops.
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      i'll gladly donate when it is released as well!
    1. allicatmeow's Avatar
      allicatmeow -
      definitely hope this is released before apple does their update. lots of us with iOS4 on the 3GS that can't do anything!
    1. djerrol's Avatar
      djerrol -
      sweet!
    1. reyg25atx's Avatar
      reyg25atx -
      Release the beast!
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      How soon will this be getting released? I have a 3GS on IOS4 that badly needs to be jailbreaked and unlocked.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      I hope they wait. No sense in burning a bridge when we know Apple has to patch a HUGE bug asap.
    1. Os7.1.0's Avatar
      Os7.1.0 -
      Gr8 news i ,ll make sure me and my friends donate for them happy jailbreaking!!!