It looks like iOS5 will finally let Apple put a stop to some of the jailbreakers they've been after. The latest beta prevents users from downgrading to earlier versions of iOS. Meanwhile, untethered jailbreaks are effectively out the window.
After the developers' release of iOS4 was cracked earlier this month, the same team has pulled their finger out and released PwnageTool 4.01 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and the second-gen iPod Touch.
A Gold Master release of iOS 4 (née iPhone OS) was seeded to developers yesterday. And the next iPhone's software has been surprisingly accommodating to jailbreakers' attempts to crack it wide open.
The Dev Team has cracked the iPhone 3GS (as if there was any doubt). Trouble is, if they released it now it would do far more harm than good.
Not that anyone ever had any doubts that the Dev Team would be able to work their magic on the 3GS, but this is quick: within a week of the phone's launch, the hackers say they've figured it out.
The Dev Team just released the Pwnage app, which jailbreaks 2.2.1 iPhones on Macs. If you're ever going to SIM unlock your phone in the future (use it on another network), use this, not QuickPwn.
The 2nd generation iPod touch proved a tricky customer to break, but the Dev Team has made the first big step toward a full-on jailbreak.
They did it again: iPhone Dev Team has unlocked the iPhone 3G. They are now packaging the user-friendly software for a December 31 release.
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The iPhone Dev hints rather strongly on their official blog that the much anticipated Pwnage tool that'll jailbreak phones running the 2.0 software so you can install unofficial apps alongside those from the App store will be released tomorrow. Usually I hate Sundays, but apparently not tomorrow. UPDATE: Nevermind, …
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