Dev-Team has iPhone 3GS jailbreak–but the wait continues

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Owners of the latest iPhone can look forward to using it with other carriers and installing their own software–but not yet. Dev-Team has a new crack completed, but intends to hold onto it until the right moment.

“We can jailbreak the 3GS right now,” writes an anonymous developer at the iPhone-dev.org blog. “But making our jailbreak public at this point in time would benefit relatively few people. It would in fact be detrimental to many more people than it would help. So we feel it’s best to keep our version of the jailbreak out of Apple’s sights for the time being.”

As Apple will be able to identify the bug they exploited once they go public, the team plans to release only after an imminent firmware update (and more international launches of the iPhone 3GS itself) before exposing their methodology.

The comment thread contains some superb internet complaining, running the gamut from allcaps rant to exquisitely-crafted insinuation. Would you like some whine with that sense of entitlement, sir?

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4 Responses to Dev-Team has iPhone 3GS jailbreak–but the wait continues

  1. Brainspore says:

    Clever tactic. Hopefully they’ll build enough publicity that by the time they release the hack everyone who wants it will be ready to download it promptly.

  2. OrObOtO says:

    You dont need to jailbreak your phone to use tethering and mms.. Just a little research.

  3. Worth pointing out that there ARE jailbreaks available for old phones that just updated to the new iPhone 3.0 OS, even though those with the new 3GS phone are out of luck.

    One major benefit of jailbreaking the 3.0 iPhones is the use of tethering (ability to use your iPhone as a usb modem for your PC/Mac) without having to pay a HUGE extra fee to your wireless co.

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