iPhone 3GS Jailbreak & Unlock Possible via 24Kpwn Exploit

Dev TeamGreat news! It looks like the same exploit used to jailbreak the 2nd Gen iPod Touch will work on the the new iPhone 3GS. No date on when it will be released but now that we know it can be jailbroke it shouldn’t be too much longer. Here’s what the Dev Team has to say:

About 5 hours ago (Thursday evening, less than a week after the 3GS launch), we were able to verify that the 24Kpwn exploit that the hybrid team used on the iPod Touch 2G is still applicable to the bootrom of the iPhone 3GS. That means we can use the same sort of technique used by our current redsn0w tool to jailbreak and unlock the iPhone 3GS.

This is great news, but how did it happen? Why didn’t Apple fix this in their normal cat&mouse fashion? Well it seems this bootrom was cut in about the August 2008 timeframe, so the unintended early reveal of 24Kpwn earlier this year didn’t affect the iPhone 3GS.

You can read more at their website at blog.iphone-dev.org

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  1. We’re getting closer & closer by the day! I have had to hold off on my 3GS purchase because of the lack of the jailbreak option for now, and this just got me that much more excited! Can’t wait!

  2. i can hardly wait. It will make the 3GS perfect :)

  3. Jedoonat says

    Great news indeed! I miss Winterboard and the SBsettings. As I was reading this, I’m just wondering how the iPhone 3GS is gonna react to jailbreak. Would it slow down like the 3G? I’m really hoping that it’ll be able to keep up the fast performance. Then again, we’ll find out soon won’t we? I’ve got everything already backed up. I can hardly wait to test out the iPhone 3GS jailbreak. :)

    • toNYc311 says

      I was actually thinking the same thing. I’m not sure where I read it but someone was saying that the jailbreak doesn’t slow down the 3G but yes it does. I think it also depends on the theme you’re using etc. Mine definitely slowed down with all the add-ons for mobilesubstrate.

      I think the 3GS will slow down as well but not as badly as the 3G. In other words my theory is it’ll be tolerable. At least I’m hoping it will be.

    • smackiesfunkies says

      mobilesubstrate is the big one I have to keep an eye on. I’ve been watching what I install and how it affects my memory and so far attatchmail= mailto: so far as I can tell it was really the only one that hogged my memory so I uninstalled…pity but I’d rather have more memory and be able to actually play games then use ifile. I have a few themes installed and so far no real memory usage same with sbsettings

  4. very nice

  5. toNYc311 says

    I have a 32GB 3GS and I am dying lol. I definitely have iPhone Jailbreak Withdrawal Syndrome (iJWS). Fortunately the 3.0 software has been keeping me busy. Internet tethering alone has me happy. But I have to admit I cannot wait for the jailbreak. The 3GS is so freakin fast it’s amazing! None of my games crash anymore! The Safari browser tabbed windows actually STAY OPEN when you are doing other things on the phone then come back to it! Mail works the way it’s supposed to! I mean the overall speed is just awesome!!! Apple should have released the iPhone like this from the very beginning. But I guess better late than never…

  6. Yablonsky says

    Anyone like the new Copy & Paste features? I upgraded to 3.0 on my 8G 2G and the copy paste really sucks….it doesn’t have a stack like hClipboard

    • toNYc311 says

      I actually like the Copy/Paste feature in 3.0. But I also miss the certain aspects of Clippy on the jailbroken iPhone. But for what it is I think Apple did a pretty good job with it.

  7. Curious if anyone else thought of this.. All of us on at&t (sigh) who cannot MMS till the end of summer. Do you think apple will come out with 3.0.1 to enable that? Because my 3GS and 3G don’t have that handy little camera option in the corner when I text.. I assume that will happen with a fw update? Or am I way off?

    • What’s gona happen is that there will be a carrier update for At&t it’s happened before an actually there At&t carrier setting 5.0 that’s in use to enable tethering. Don’t sweat to much emailing photos still works though

  8. Seijinzero says

    Does anyone remember when the Dev Team said they had no interest in jailbreaking the iPod touch 2g? Now, turns out the jailbreak for it is gonna save them to jailbreak the 3GS. I love the dev team, but that is some delicious irony!

  9. Bottom line it4me,can we JB 3gs 32GB yet,if so what do I use? Sum1 plz help!

  10. I love landscape for SMS I just have to remind myself that I have it tho. I miss theming my 4ne it’s so naked rt now it hurts. Backgrounder n winterboard is what my 3gs craves