Early this morning, @comex, @chpwn and @saurik worked together to get the latest version of JailbreakMe.com up and running for the masses. To be clear, comex is the genius responsible for this new jailbreak, but chpwn and saurik are helping him out as well. I’m beginning to think that comex is the only person on the iPhone Dev Team. 😀
Anywho, if you’re feeling adventurous, head over to the website and click the “Free” button. It will change into an “Install” button and tapping that will automatically jailbreak your iOS device directly from Mobile Safari. Unlike tethered jailbreaks, this actually exploits the device using a PDF vulnerability and works without wires, just an internet connection. With this new jailbreak, users will be able to install Cydia (a third-party app store) for customized themes, banned software, added features, etc.
JailbreakMe 3.0 also adds support for the iPad 2 — it’s the first jailbreak to do so — as long as it’s running firmware 4.3.3. This jailbreak is compatible with the latest version of iOS for each device. While some older versions are compatible, comex doesn’t support all of them. The Dev Team is planning to include support for some older firmware but wanted to get the jailbreak out the door as soon as possible. Here’s a list of the currently supported firmware:
- iPad 1: 4.3 through 4.3.3
- iPad 2: 4.3.3
- iPhone 3GS: 4.3 through 4.3.3
- iPhone 4: 4.3 through 4.3.3
- iPhone 4 CDMA: 4.2.6 through 4.2.8
- iPod touch 3g: 4.3, 4.3.2, 4.3.3
- iPod touch 4g: 4.3 through 4.3.3
A Jailbreak is not an Unlock. Jailbreaking merely allows you to free your device. Unlocking allows your device to work on other carriers. Unfortunately, there still isn’t any information about unlocking the latest iPhone software. So if you’re still running an unlocked iPhone, stay where you are and do not update. We’ll let you know when/if a new unlock becomes available right here on the blog. We’ll type up a detailed, step-by-step guide for the jailbreak and unlock process when/if something new comes out.
Remember — backup your iPhone before installing any jailbreak. You can always restore your iPhone to factory settings if something goes wrong… but no one wants to lose their pictures from the Rick Astley concert.