iPhone 4.0 Beta 1 Jailbreak Released
The iPhone Dev Team has released redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta with the ability to jailbreak the iPhone 3G with Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iPhone OS 4 Beta 1. Videos of a working jailbreak solution were on youtube within 24 hours of Apple announcing the new update last week, but many believed that the public would have to wait until June to see a jailbreak tool.
In the past, when Apple has released developer betas for their upcoming major mobile OS releases (iPhone 2.0 in 2008, iPhone 3.0 in 2009), the iPhone Dev Team has written blog posts preaching patience to anyone looking for a jailbreak. They believed that by releasing a jailbreak solution while the operating system was still in beta would only give Apple the opportunity to patch the exploit used by their jailbreaking software.
While the Dev Team has not commented in detail on their exploit methods, it may be possible that they have multiple options and chose to risk one and provide jailbreak developers with an opportunity to get a hold of the new OS, allowing them to prepare their apps for iPhone OS 4.
Please keep in mind that iPhone OS 4 is still very unstable and is not intended for normal users, and that the same is doubly true for the jailbreak solution. Furthermore, this version of the jailbreak currently only functions on the iPhone 3G, and does not include “hacktivation,” the feature that activates your jailbroken iPhone. Users will need valid developer UDIDs with Apple if they plan on getting past the activation process. If you are not an iPhone developer, steer clear until the final OS update is released in June. If you are, and are willing to accept all the risks, Redsn0w 0.9.5 is available for download here.