Geohot has released jailbreaks for all devices running firmware 4.0, 4.0.2 & 4.1 and the iPad running 3.2.2. Warning: this is not an unlock! Here are some helpful video guides to walk you through the process.
GeoHot was recently doing a presentation at a conference and talked all about the iPhone exploits. Be ready, he goes into some great detail about it but here’s the key phrase:
“There is also, I hinted to this a couple times, an unreleased exploit in every iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in the bootrom to get code execution. And you know if I ever do another jailbreak, that’s the exploit I have. If you’ve seen I posted like a picture of 4.0 jailbroken. I posted my iPad jailbroken. All before Spirit was released. And I used like a completely different set of exploits which maybe when iPhone 4 comes out will be out.”
The blacksn0w unlock has been released. blacksn0w is an unlock for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. It is available for both Windows and Mac. You can download blackra1n (which includes the blacksn0w unlock) at blackra1n.com or, you can add the blackra1n source in Cydia and get it via Cydia. The source url is http://blackra1n.com/.
The unlock works on both the iPhone 3G and 3GS and will unlock to any carrier. It is estimated to be released on November 4th and sounds like it will be installed via the blackra1n jailbreak. Check out the demo video below.
Quite a few people have been asking GeoHot, the developer of the blackra1n jailbreak, if he is going to look into an unlock… his answer is always a resounding, “No.
However, GeoHot has recently decided to look into an unlock for the 05.11.07 baseband. It seems that Jody Sanders, better known as the guy that sells the Dev-Teams unlocks, has offered GeoHot $10,000 to release the unlock.
If GeoHot does find an exploit for the unlock, it will be released to the community for free however, Sanders will continue to sell support for the the unlock to his customers.
According to GeoHot it should only take him a day or so to find the exploit. He started the search at 10:00pm EST last night.
So far, he still hasn’t found an exploit and is running out of places to look. We will just have to wait and see if he is able to find one!
Last night, GeoHot has released blakra1n RC2. The jailbreak offers a few more features such as a tethered jailbreak for out-of-the box 3.1 firmware as well the new iPhone 3GS that ships with the new bootrom. The new version of blackra1n also includes a working version of Icy… the previous version of the jailbreak included an older version of Icy which was causing issues for a lot of people.
A few days ago we told you about GoeHot and that he had found a jailbreak, which he is calling blackra1n, that would work on all devices. Well, last night, he released the jailbreak.
There are a few things to note.
- The jailbreak is for Windows users only. No Mac version yet.
- blackra1n does not hactivate your iPhone (fake activate it). So, in order to use this jailbreak you will need to have an iPhone on an official carrier.
- 3G and 3GS unlockers “do not upgrade to 3.1.2 using iTunes if you want to keep your unlock. Baseband cannot be downgraded. Check out the dev team’s offerings.”
- blackra1n does jailbreak the third generation iPod touch however, it is a tether jailbreak. ” In order to boot it, just rerun blackra1n.”
- blackra1n should work on devices using firmware 3.0 and up.
GeoHot, the developer of the purplera1n jailbreak, has just added an entry to his blog and this is what it says;
“And prepare to meet the program that will jailbreak them all. ”
Yep, you got it, he apparently has found a jailbreak that will work with all iPhones and all iPod touches on the 3.1 firmware. [Read more...]
Last night, GeoHot updated his blog in regards to the purplera1n jailbreak working on the 3.0.1 firmware. Below is what he had to say.
“Currently, it doesn’t work, and I don’t plan to ever make it work. Apple changed the kernel from 3.0 to 3.0.1, and I patch the kernel in a very specific spot. I code to make things simple, hacky, and fast. Dev codes to make things proper, slow, and complicated; redsn0w works OOTB. I could imagine a tool that takes the best of both worlds. No reason you need to push buttons or give the jailbreak program an ipsw; you can still write something generic that’ll work on every device and version. And be fast. But I’m too lazy to write it. [Read more...]