Jailbreak for Newer Devices on iOS 4.0.2 / 3.2.2 to be Skipped in Favor of iOS 4.1
The iPhone Dev-Team has just posted an update on their official blog, giving warning to all those with newer devices like iPhone 4, iPad (on iOS 3.2.2), iPhone 3GS (New bootrom) and iPod touch 3G / 2G (MC-Model) to not update to iOS 4.0.2 as they wont be wasting another exploit for this minor firmware update. Instead, the focus will now be on finding a new exploit which could be used on the next major firmware update i.e. iOS 4.1. I’ll say that is a good move on their part given that final version of iOS 4.1 could be out as early as next week.
Now it’s a few weeks later, and Apple has closed the jailbreakme.com hole. They’re shipping devices with FW 4.0.2/3.2.2, impervious to this particular jailbreak. So now, people will begin to ask: will there be a jailbreak for devices that shipped with 4.0.2/3.2.2, out of the box?
Once the jailbreak for iOS 4.1 is out, it will of course be compatible with iOS 4.0.2 and / or any previously released firmware. So you have been warned ! DO NOT update to iOS 4.0.2 or iOS 4.1 until the new jailbreak tools are available.
Oh and if you have one of those iPhone 3GS with old bootrom on iOS 4.0.2, you can use our step by step guide posted here to jailbreak it using the unofficial version of PwnageTool. iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G (Non-MC Model) users can follow the guide posted here to jailbreak their devices on iOS 4.0.2 using Redsn0w. Once done with the jailbreak, you can follow the complete step by step guide posted here to unlock iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G, on iOS 4.x, on any baseband using Ultrasn0w 1.1-1.
If you are on iOS 4.0.2 with SHSH blobs saved, and want to downgrade back to iOS 4.0.1, you can follow the step by step guide posted here.
We will of course let you know whenever the new jailbreaking and unlocking tools are available for the newer iOS based devices. Stay tuned ! [via Dev-Team Blog]