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.
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.
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.
Just heads up to all PC users that the iPhone Dev Team’s latest release of redsn0w is compatible with Mac OS X and PC. Redsn0w has very similar functionality to Quickpwn, it will jailbreak firmware OS 3.0 running on first and second generation iPhone, iPhone 3G, first and second generation iPod Touch but not iPhone 3GS – now also jailbreaks iPhone 3GS!
If you’re a PC user and haven’t been able to use Pwnage Tool for jailbreaking your device due to its Mac OS X specificity then redsn0w is definitely worth having a look at as it essentially provides the same outcome. For full details, check out our full guide.
Update (08/07/2009): Newest redsn0w now jailbreaks all iPhones and iPod Touches, this includes iPhone 3GS as well!
Just as we expected everyone, jailbreak and unlocking tools for iPhone OS 3.0 have been released. Only first generation iPhone 2G and the first generation both generations of iPod Touch running the new iPhone 3.0 can be jailbroken and unlocked at this point. It is now probably the only time in iPhone hacking history which we have tools available to jailbreak and unlock all devices, these include jailbreak and unlock for iPhone 2G, 3G and 3GS. Jailbreak is also now fully successful for both generations of iPod Touch.
The day has finally come everyone, Apple has just released iPhone OS 3.0 (also iPod Touch 3.0). The biggest problem a number of you who have jailbroken or unlocked iPhones will soon be pondering about will be whether or not to click that update button. If that’s you, so far, we do not recommend you do that. However, having said that, first generation iPhone users are relatively safe given that you don’t mind having a locked iPhone for just a few days. For iPhone 3G users, from what we’ve read so far we would recommend you hold on abit.
More news to come later today folks but the iPhone Dev Team yesterday already confirmed the inevitable. iPhone OS 3.0 which is expected to be released and available for all to download later today will be unlockable using yellowsn0w, the Dev Team’s iPhone 3G unlock solution. The team has also confirmed that jailbreak using Pwnage Tool and QuickPwn through iTunes 8.2 on iPhone 3.0 should be and will be as snappy as versions before. More news on when these tools will be available soon.