The iPhone Dev Team has announced that they have successfully upgraded a jailbroken iPhone 3GS from OS 3.0 to 3.1 without losing the jailbreak. This means that there will probably be an update to the PwnageTool soon to support making a custom IPSW for upgrading the iPhone 3GS. We'll let you know as soon as it drops.
The iPhone Dev Team informed users of their jailbreaking software that redsn0w should continue to work with iPhone OS 3.0.1 that was released yesterday, the only difference being: "when redsn0w asks you to identify the IPSW used, point it at the 3.0 IPSW instead of the 3.0.1 one. After the jailbreak, reinstall ultrasn0w 0.9 if you need the unlock."
The iPhone Dev Team has posted a notice for iPhone 3GS owners hoping to jailbreak. A jailbreak will be released relatively soon, they say, but certain files will be needed. They have a new, more reliable method for obtaining these files, but it will only work if you do it before Apple releases another update and if you don't have the OS 3.1 beta. It should also be noted that this method may update you to the 3.1 beta if it's on your computer, which would remove your chances of using Ultrasn0w in the future.
The Dev Team posted a warning on their blog reminding users that if you want to maintain the ability to use the Ultrasnow unlock for the 3.x firmware, don't upgrade to anything past 3.0, including the recently seeded developer copy of the OS 3.1 beta. 3.1 updates the baseband, breaking the ability to be unlocked by the Dev Team's exploit. The warning applies only to 3G and 3GS devices.
The iPhone Dev Team has announced that they are delaying their iPhone 3GS jailbreak in the interest of those who have not yet purchased a 3GS but are planning to. They explain that they want to keep it under wraps until more people have adopted the 3GS so Apple doesn't break it before more people get a chance to use it. You can get a more detailed explanation at their blog.
The Ultrasn0w OS 3.0 unlock for the iPhone and iPhone 3G demoed last Friday is now available in Cydia and Icy.
Ultrasn0w for iPhone 3G is ready!
- Please add the repo repo666.ultrasn0w.com to cydia or icy
- Search for ‘ultrasn0w’ in cydia or icy and install ultrasn0w
- Reboot your iPhone 3G
- T-Mobile USA users should disable 3G before using ultrasn0w
The iPhone Dev Team has posted an iPhone OS 3.0-capable version of the PwnageTool for unlocking iPhone, iPhone 3G, and first-generation iPod touch running the OS 3.0 released Wednesday. It should be noted that it will not work for the iPhone 3G S posted a guide detailing how you should use their jailbreaking and unlocking tools based on your situation is.
The iPhone Dev Team has announced that they will be doing a live demo of their yellowsn0w iPhone 3G carrier unlock running on the official release of OS 3.0 on Tuesday evening. MuscleNerd will be tweeting a link for the video stream, so follow him or check back here for the link. The Dev Team has also said that a jailbreak for iPhone 3.0 is in the final testing phase and will work with iTunes 8.2
The iPhone Dev Team has posted a warning on their blog not to download the iTunes 8.2 update released yesterday if they want to maintain the ability to jailbreak or unlock their iPhone. As iPhone Alley reader back2thebeatof84 pointed out yesterday, the new version of iTunes breaks YellowSn0w, QuickPwn and the Pwnage Tool. They list four reasons why not to update.
MuscleNerd from the iPhone Dev Team has posted a video demonstration of their iPod Touch jailbreak. The video reveals that redsn0w is a patch that keeps the iPod from detecting their jailbreak and stopping it from booting. We suspected that redsn0w was related in some way to an iPod Touch jailbreak, and now we know we were right. You can check out the video on Qik.