Information on Jailbreaking 3.1 from BigBoss

Jailbreaking 3.1 Below is some information via BigBoss on the 3.1 firmware and jailbreaking. If you have an iPhone 2G or 3G, you are able to restore. If you have a 3GS, it is a little different story. Check out the info below. You can check out his original post HERE.

So as of today, Apple has stopped signing 3.0 and 3.0.1 restore files. That means that if you have a 3GS iPhone you cannot restore any firmware other than 3.1. If you are happily jailbroken today and something goes wrong you are pretty much screwed. Here is a summary:

1) If you have an iPhone 3g or 2g, you are fine and should be able to restore.

2) If you have a 3gs, you can only restore 3.1 (and kiss your jailbreak good bye). If you did not get an IBSS/IBEC signature before now and you restore, you may never be able to jailbreak again.

3) If you have an iPhone 3GS and you used Cydia to save your TSS or did purplera1n or similar a while back and saved your IBEC, then you will be able to restore in the near future, but you must wait for someone smart to write a utility that will let you do it. Chances are good that such a utility will come out in a couple days. If you can be patient and wait, do so. No one wrote this utility prior to this because we were not sure if Apple would actually stop signing 3.0 – only that they *could*.

It looks like an exploit has already been found in 3.1 firmware so it sounds like a jailbreak will be possible, but again, hold out for a bit.

Original Tweet:
“iPhone 3.1GM is still vulnerable :)” – chronicdevteam

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  1. Good to know…

  2. TheBaldEagle says

    I think it’s disgusting what Apple have done, they realy like to piss customers off. Spent a fortune on a device that I cannot do what I want with. I haven’t and will not upgrade yet, even though i have my iBEC and iBSS files and also on Cydia. Apple are scumbags and should listen to customers and let them do what they want with their iPhones!!!!!

  3. i will wait patiently for the 3GS 3.1 jailbreak.

  4. So what do we do to jailbreak the new firmware 3.1?