Geohot, the non-iPhone Dev Team iPhone hacker who brought his first tool purplera1n has created another breakthrough which sees him once again take the lead in releasing a working jailbreak solution for the new iPhone OS update 3.1.2.

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This time though, the new jailbreak tool is called blackra1n

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The iPhone Dev Team have released their latest updated version of PwnageTool, 3.1.3. This new jailbreak tool extends its reach to the third generation iPhone 3GS as well as second generation iPod Touch. For those who would like full confirmation, the new PwnageTool 3.1.3 now supports iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and first and second gen iPod Touch.

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If you’ve got a non-jailbroken iPhone 3GS running 3.1, now’s your chance to redeem it into a proper iPhone once more. The upgraded PwnageTool allows the 3GS (and the second gen iPod touch) to be jailbroken thus allowing users to gain access to third party apps on Cydia for example. That’s the good news, there is one bad news though. The new PwnageTool still lacks the ability to jailbreak brand new iPhones which have come straight-out-of-the-box installed with iPhone OS 3.1.

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As we have reported just a few days ago, if you’re an iPhone 3G / 3GS user who’s unlocked your iPhone using ultrasn0w, you’re advised not to update to the latest iPhone OS 3.1.1 (3.1) which was released earlier this week.

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Apple has just made available through iTunes iPhone OS firmware version 3.1.1 (or just 3.1 as many are calling it). Its a major update covering a number of new fixes and support for the new iTunes 9 (full details of the software update after the break) However, if you’re an iPhone 3G / 3GS user, and you have unlocked your iPhone using the iPhone Dev Team’s ultrasn0w unlocking tool / software / application, you are advised to hold back just for a few days.

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The video below proves that the iPhone 3GS is capable of playing back 720p and 1080p HD videos and not just VGA. But why won’t Apple allow it? Its looks like if the videos are not converted to the iPhone’s liking, or too demanding, the audio driver will crash. But certainly this is something Apple can correct via future firmware updates. Play the video for more details…

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Newest to arrive the App Store is the TomTom GPS application for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. Versions specific for countries can now be found, these include the US and Canada, UK and Ireland, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

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Though pricing may be an issue for some with its App Store prices ranging from $79.99 to $139.99, it does mean that iPhone users will now have more choices when it comes to choosing the most suitable turn-by-turn GPS car navigation application.

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You and I may not be thinking about it as we cheerfully type away on our Mac keyboards but actually our Apple keyboards are highly vulnerable to tweaks and malicious attacks, one honest hacker recently revealed.

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