Some of you may have read my post yesterday regarding a problem being suffered at the hands of people using an Apple device running iOS 3.1.3, if not then you can familiarize yourself by reading it here so that this update will make more sense. In brief, a large number of of iDevice users has reported via the Apple Support Communities forums that when attempting to access the App Store via a device running iOS 3.1.3 they were greeted with a non functioning platform. Some users experienced a total App Store black out with no functionality whatsoever, whereas some could actually download updates to already installed applications but could not browse or purchase new apps.
Starting from iOS 4.0, Apple completely cut off the support for aging original iPhone EDGE and iPod touch first-generation. Their decision of course was justified because of the low RAM found in these first-gen devices which were released back in 2007.
If you have an iPhone 3G and you have this feeling that upgrading to iOS 4 has slowed down your device and that you want to go back to iPhone 3.1.3 / 3.1.2. Or if you are one of those iPhone 3GS (new bootrom) or iPod touch 3G / 2G (MC model) user who has upgraded to iOS 4 only to find out that you cant jailbreak it can follow the instructions posted below to downgrade iOS 4.0 to iOS (formerly iPhone 3.1.3 or 3.1.2).
Redsn0w has just been updated to beta 4 to support the latest iPhone OS 4 Beta 4 firmware. iPhone OS 4 Beta 4 was released by Apple last week, which since Beta 2 has closed the jailbreak loophole used by Redsn0w 0.9.5b1 and b2 to jailbreak OS 4. But with this latest version of redsn0w, you should be able to jailbreak iPhone OS 4 again on iPhone 3G.
The developer behind Greenpois0n, p0sixninja has managed to port “Spirit” jailbreak tool to Linux. Spirit is an all-in-one untethered iDevice jailbreak for iPhone 3.1.3, iPad 3.2 and iPod touch 2G/3G. It was released earlier this month for both Windows and Mac OS X.
You might have already heard or read by now that comex has lived up to his promised and has released Spirit – the untethered userland jailbreak which works on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Spirit, which works on both Windows and Mac OS X can jailbreak all the newer iDevices like iPhone touch 3G and 2G (MC model), iPhone 3GS and the newly released iPad as long as they are officially activated via iTunes.
We did inform you all yesterday that Spirit untethered jailbreak for all the iDevices including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch will be released very soon. And now we have been tipped by our readers that it is in fact coming as soon as this Friday (if all goes according to plan) – the same day on which iPad 3G ships.
This is to inform you all that the software tool which promised to jailbreak and unlock iPhone 3.1.3 untethered on 05.12.01 baseband for all the iDevices has finally been released. And as I previously envisaged, the tool has now been confirmed as fake. The reason why the file is size is so huge is because the executable file unnecessary packs large amount of random DLL files which does absolutely nothing.
We saw a video a few days back in which Geohot performed an untethered jailbreak for iPhone 3.1.3. This will most probably also work on the iPhone 3.2 firmware for iPad. In the meanwhile, another iPhone hacker by the name of comex released another video, which showed off untethered userland (browser based) jailbreak for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. This new userland jailbreak of iPhone 3.1.3 by comex has now been given a name – say hello to “Spirit”, an untethered userland jailbreak for iPhone.
ToolJail has been just updated to version 1.3.2. This new version is only a minor upgrade, with updates to guides, and links to new versions of jailbreaking tools like Sn0wbreeze. For those of you who don't know, ToolJail (like f0recast) is designed to help iPhone newbie’s to jailbreak and unlock their iPhone and iPod touch. It contains all the necessary jailbreak and unlock instructions, along with how-to’s on DFU and Recovery Mode, downgrading firmware, and direct download links for all the necessary tools required.