The iPhone dev team struts a little today with a new post on their blog with a video demonstrating video demonstrating access to the baseband chip. Important progress towards a soft unlock for the 3G iPhone.
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It has been a couple of months since Apple released the 2.0 iPhone firmware and launched the iPhone Application Store and now there are over a thousand 3rd party applications that have passed through Apple’s approval process.
Even so, there are still great reasons to install unofficial 3rd party apps, like IM apps and other things that run in the background.Ã‚Â Eventually too, there is the hope of a network unlock for the 3G iPhone.
The ever-awesome iPhone Dev team recently released an updated version of the PwnageTool for OS X which lets you jailbreak iPhones running the 2.0.2 firmware to run third party applications.Ã‚Â For more information, and a link to the file, I refer you to their website:
PwnageTool 2.0.3 is available. This version provides support for iPhone/iPod firmware 2.0.2 5C1, it has an updated Installer.app beta b6 and contains a new .de localization for our large amount of German friends. The application SHOULD ONLY be downloaded as a .tbz file from our servers and should NOT be decompressed using the application called Ã¢â‚¬Å“the unarchiverÃ¢â‚¬Â this breaks permissions within PwnageTool just use the standard OS X built in Ã¢â‚¬ËœArchive UtilityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ to decompress. The SHA1 sum of PwnageTool_2.0.3.tbz is 91e670e0c623cd43f5e8cfbfaae6c23d98d8f31b
As predicted, there was a jailbreak released today for iPhones running the new 1.1.3 firmware.Ã‚Â The jailbreak allows the installation of unofficial apps on the iPhone.Ã‚Â It does not unlock the phone so it can be used with carriers other than AT&T, but with any luck, an unlock for 1.1.3 will be coming soon now.
Windows and Mac versions are available.Ã‚Â It requires an iPhone running 1.1.2 or earlier firmware.Ã‚Â If you are already running the 1.1.3 firmware, you’ll have to downgrade.
Hackers discovered a security flaw in the iPhone software when they were trying to figure out how to install unofficial 3rd party apps. Now some of them have created an exploit that takes advantage of that flaw to jailbreak your phone and install 3rd party apps just by visiting a website.
I don’t know how I feel about this. On the one hand, I appreciate the simplicity. On the other hand, I’m not thrilled that an exploit for the TIFF image security flaw has been released into the wild. On the other foot, it’s cool that this hack patches that security flaw. Of course, all this means that Apple will be releasing a security fix soon. I’m just hoping that it doesn’t block other methods of jailbreaking the iPhone.
If you want to try it yourself, visit Jailbreakme.com to add 3rd party apps to your iPhone or iPod Touch
- Jailbreaks iPhone/iPod Touch on 1.1.1
- Patches Springboard to load third party apps
- Activates non-AT&T iPhones automatically, while leaving already activated phones alone
- Fixes YouTube on non-AT&T iPhones automatically, while leaving already activated phones alone
- Installs Installer.app v3.0b5 on the iPhone/iPod Touch
- Fixes Apple’s TIFF bug, making your device MORE secure than it was without AppSnapp!
An automated windows tool called iDemocracy for “jailbreaking” iPhones running the 1.1.1 firmware to allow the installation 3rd party apps has been released.Ã‚Â If you’ve unlocked your iPhone, make sure you “revirginize” it first.
This will allow you to install the latest version of the free AnySIM unlocking tool.