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.
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