The infamous iPhone Dev-Team has finally released a new version 3.1.3 of PwnageTool which can jailbreak iPhone OS firmware 3.1 running on the original iPhone (Edge), iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (first-gen) and iPod touch 2G. Follow the step-by-step instructions below in order to jailbreak iPod touch 2G (second generation) running on firmware 3.1.
When trying to restore your iPhone or iPod touch in iTunes with iPhone 3.1 firmware, you may get an error message followed by an error code 1601, 1602, 16xx or 21. To get around this problem, iH8Sn0w has released a handy little tool called iREB (iTunes Restore Error Bypasser) for both Windows and Macs which can help bring your iPhone back to life. The latest version of this program supports iPhone 3.1 firmware running on the original iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPod touch 1G.
Those of you who have updated to iPhone OS 3.1 firmware (jailbroken) might have noticed that your jailbroken apps (installed manually outside from App Store) have stopped working. Even if you have tried reinstalling them they wont work because these apps require a patched version of MobileInstallation file on your iPhone. Here’s what you have to do to patch the mobileinstallation file on your iPhone.
The new iPhone OS 3.1 firmware for iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS and iPod touch was released at “Rock and Roll” event in San Francisco. I have received lots of questions by emails related to upgrading to iPhone OS 3.1 firmware. Instead of replying to them individually, I thought it would be useful to make a short post and answer the most frequently asked questions.
Apple is expected to announce the new iPhone OS 3.1 firmware at their “It’s only rock and roll, but we like it” event this Wednesday. All iPhone users who have either jailbroken or unlocked their iPhone with firmware 3.0.x should avoid updating to iPhone OS 3.1 unless the infamous Dev-Team releases updated versions of redsn0w and ultrasn0w for firmware 3.1.