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How to jailbreak and unlock iPhone 3G with firmware iOS 4.0.1





There is no official jailbreak utility for iOS 4.0.1. However you can still jailbreak and unlock iPhone 3G. Just do the following:

  • Download the latest RedSn0w 0.9.5-b5 in our utilities page here.
  • Download firmware images for iOS 4.0 here.
  • Run RedSn0w and point it at the 4.0 IPSW. (Yes – point it at the 4.0 IPSW even though you're at 4.0.1). This will also hacktivate your iPhone3G at 4.0.1 if you haven't already been activated by iTunes.
  • Install ultrasn0w in Cydia (add repository http://repo666.ultrasn0w.com) if you need a carrier unlock (and in the USA, remember to turn off 3G mode in Settings→General→Network).



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Here's what hackers say about new firmware iOS 4.0.1



Here's what hackers tweeted about new Apple firmwares 4.0.1 for iPhones and 3.1.2 for iPad:

DevTeam:

As with *any* new FW, jailbreakers + unlockers must avoid this upcoming 4.1 update until our tools are updated

3GS, ipt3G, iPhone4 users (regardless of current FW or JB status) should backup 4..0 SHSH blobs http://is.gd/dskh9 soon

MuscleNerd:

Obviously avoid today's 4.0.1 update until JB tools are updated. Luckily, no baseband change so ultrasn0w lives on :)

each FW version has unique blobs. But using http://is.gd/dskh9 you can get 4.0 blobs on PC while you stay at 3.1.2

Hah for those iPhone3G or ipt2g(non-MC) users at 4.1beta1: use redsn0w from 2 wks ago to JB http://is.gd/dstU3 :)


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Video of software unlocked iPhone 4



PlanetBeing successfully unlocked the iPhone 4 yesterday. Today he posted a video clip:




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The iPhone 4 Has Been Unlocked



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DevTeam hacker Planetbeing has just announced that the iPhone 4 has been successfully unlocked.

Looks like I now have an unlocked iPhone 4. :)

My soft-unlocked iPhone 4 (in Canada). I'll have video in a couple of hours once I can top-up the SIM. http://twitpic.com/24ycdv

DevTeam congratulated planetbeing in team's official twitter:

Congrats to @planetbeing for first ever soft-unlocked iPhone4 http://is.gd/dqwvv (now to streamline it!)

Musclenerd also mentioned one interesting fact:

We think we have 3 different ways to unlock once inside BB (the 3rd way was first to fully work for @planetbeing !)

Congratulations for accomplishing this in such a short time. The unlock will be publicly available shortly after comex releases his jailbreak utility for iOS 4.


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Geohot closed his iPhone blog and twitter



Geohot closed the iPhone blog that he used to announce and release jailbreaks and unlocks over the past few years. The site now says "This blog is open to invited readers only". Yesterday he posted his last public blog entry.

Geohot has also now shut down his Twitter account which has 113,761 followers. Visiting the account now says "This person has protected their tweets".


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Just one more step until iPhone 4 unlock



MuscleNerd has announced via twitter that there is just one more step left to get iPhone 4 unlock. The team successfully run the unlock as a background task:

Full i4 bars with custom "steve" background task spitting out "One more thing" http://is.gd/doJXt - all pieces in place:)

@davidamodt It means the "next step" demoed in http://is.gd/doLnz has been reached, so now there's just 1 final step :)

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Geohot May Stop Producing His Tools for iPhone



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Last Geohot's post on his blog reveals that he will not release any new tool for jailbreak or unlock in the near future. Moreover, he said that he misses those old days, when jailbreaking was a hard work to do:

“...Sorry, this post was probably a bad idea. Next time I won’t say anything. I miss when this blog was actually about technical things (I’ve been reacting too much to the feedback, which led it to the place it’s in now). I didn’t fully realize most of the current scene don’t care unless they are getting something. Now I do. It’s late tonight, I’ll think about what to do about this in the morning.

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iPhone 4 Unlock: first steps done



MuscleNerd and Planetbeing have made some good progress on the iPhone 4 unlock. Here is a twitter message from MuscleNerd:

Next step is to keep the task backgrounded like we did for 3G/3GS http://is.gd/dh7Jh. Backgrounded task is the unlock.

Good progress on iPhone4 unlock with @planetbeing: http://is.gd/dh2WE < -injected cmd! (Akin to http://is.gd/dh2Ze on 3G)

This doesn't mean unlock is ready. These are just first several steps towards it. Take a look at screenshot and video below:

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Future iOS 4 jailbreak: all devices, all bootroms, painless install



Here is a small comment from MuscleNerd about the upcoming iOS 4 jailbreak:

the next jailbreak from @comex is like first Spirit..all devices, all bootroms, latest FW, painless install

Sounds nice!




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Jailbreak for all iOS 4.0 iDevices is coming



MuscleNerd, famous hacker from DevTeam, has announced via Twitter that an upcoming comex release will jailbreak all 4.0 devices. This will include latest iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, new iPod Touch and iPad.

jailbreak for all devices at 4.0 is already handled by upcoming @comex release :) so, good time for iphone4 unlock stuff

Comex is also well-known, he authored the 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 jailbreak called Spirit. He's also recently demonstrated Frash, an upcoming release of Flash for the iPhone and iPad.




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Flash is ported to the iPad



Flash has been ported to the iPad. Unofficially of course. The project is called Frash and is basically a port of Adobe Flash runtime for Android running on iPad using a compatibility layer. Its coming from a well known iPhone hacker named comex.

The YouTube description of the video explains everything about the port as follows.

Frash is a port of the Adobe Flash runtime for Android to the iPhone, using a compatibility layer, by comex ( http://twitter.com/comex ). Frash can currently run most Flash programs natively in the MobileSafari browser. Frash currently only runs on the iPad, but support for other devices (3GS+ only due to technical restrictions) is planned, as well as support for iOS 4.

A release is planned for when Frash is stable. Developers are welcome to join the effort at http://github.com/comex/frash – fork it and send a pull request with your patches.

Shot on an iPhone 4 and edited using iMovie on the phone.

Take a look at the video:




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Tethered iOS 4 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS with new bootrom



iH8Sn0w has successfully performed a tethered jailbreak for iPhone 3GS with new firmware  iOS 4 and the new bootrom. Unfortunately this jailbreak requires users to have 3.1.2 SHSH blobs saved.

Alright... If anyone has their 3.1.2 SHSH blobs, NOT 3.1.3. Then I'll see if I can produce a tool that will do this job...

Here is a video demo posted by AKinGdom1:

The utility will be available soon. Might be as soon as tomorrow.




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RedSn0w 0.9.5b5-5: iOS 4 jailbreak updated



DevTeam updated iOS 4 jailbreak utility redsn0w to version 0.9.5b5-5. That should fix any APN or MMS issues that users were seeing. It’s safe to re-run it on an already jailbroken iPhone without restoring. Just deselect "Install Cydia" if you do that.

Supported devices are still only iPhone3G and iPod Touch 2G (not MC)

You can download the latest version here.




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iPhone 4 has been successfully hacked (jailbroken)



Congratulations to all iPhone users. iPhone 4 has been successfully jailbroken. iPhone hackers @planetbeing and @chpwn has managed to get root access on the device using @comex’s userland jailbreak method. However do not expect new jailbreak utility soon. @p0sixninja has confirmed that it cant be released in its current shape because it contains some of Apple’s proprietary code:

@i_Enthusiast the jailbreak shown is a more of a stepping stone for us, it can’t be released because it includes some of apples software

You should not expect the carrier unlock soon too. This is because iPhone 4 uses a new baseband OS, which will require a complete rewrite for ultrasn0w unlocking tool:


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PwnageTool 4.01: iOS 4 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G



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DevTeam released update to their PwnageTool jailbreak utility. New version 4.01 supports iOS 4 jailbreak for iPhone 3GS (old bootrom), iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G (non-MC).

You can download the latest version here.

We recommend to read DevTeam instructions here before you start.




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