iPhone 3GS jailbreak leaked, Dev Team slammed

George Hotz put out an iPhone 3GS jailbreak for Windows, with OSX to follow soon. This allows the installation of third-party software not approved for Apple's appstore, but doesn't unlock it for use with T-Mobile or other GSM networks.
Download it. Make sure you have windows(but not 7), the latest iTunes installed, and an iPhone 3GS with 3.0 firmware. Connect your iPhone normally. Click "make it ra1n". Wait. On bootup, run Freeze, the purplera1n installer app. Hopefully you'll figure out what to do from there.
Hotz explicitly calls out the iPhone dev-team for waiting until 3.1 to release the crack.
Normally I don't make tools for the general public, and rather wait for the dev team to do it. But guys, whats up with waiting until 3.1? That isn't how the game is played. We release, Apple fixes, we find new holes. It isn't worth waiting because you might have the "last" hole in the iPhone. What last hole...this isn't golf. I'll find a new one next week.
Fantastic. I wonder if this alternative release will provide Apple with an opportunity to quickly jail the 3GS again in 3.1. Preventing just this scenario was ostensibly the reason for Dev-team's decision to wait. I make it ra1n [iPhonejtag]

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4 Responses to iPhone 3GS jailbreak leaked, Dev Team slammed

  1. Kenai says:

    I agree with Matthew and Hotz on this one. Additionally, by releasing this jailbreak now, the hackers that be might find the 3gs’s jailbreak-for-life exploit sooner rather then later. Maybe Apple’s new firmware could be the direct cause of this. Whatever the case, I am glad that Hotz did this.

  2. brittney Carlos says:

    i dont now why but my screen will stay on the pic of the guy i am getting so frustrated that it wont work everyone has a jail broken fone except for me!!!! HELP

  3. Jonone says:

    im waiting for the jailbreak iphone 3gs 3.1 to come out, anyone help?

  4. Matthew says:

    Well, as Hotz has stated, the game is a “cat and mounse” thing. Apple releases, geniuses put out the exploits and the cycle goes on and on… Even if you wait forthe 3.1 soon as the exploits is release Apple could just as easily come up with another release — so why wait?

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