Sure, iPhone OS 3.0 may look all shiny and new with its copy ‘n’ pasting and its microtransacti-whatsits, but surely its going to put the kibosh on those who like to Jailbreak their phones? Relax, say the Dev Team, it should be business as usual.
The iPhone 3.0 update isn’t as would usually be the case, going to block out Jailbreak apps like PwnageTool. The Dev Team (the iPhone geeks behind PwnageTool) confirmed on their blog:
“And for those wondering, yes the 3.0 OS is jailbreakable on all devices.”
Jailbreaking – removing Apple’s protective software layer to install non-Apple-approved apps – is frowned on by Apple to the point where they have tried to have it declared illegal in some countries. The company has made several attempts to tblock Jailbreaking techniques via updates to iTuines and the iPhone OS.
The Dev Team has been following the iPhone 3.0 announcements and reckons its techniques will still work even after the upgrade.
There is one possible fly in the ointment, however – while Jailbreaking should work straight out of the gate, unlocking (freeing th eiPhone up to use any network’s SIM card) will almost certainly have problems. The Dev Team warn unlocked users with ‘itchy upgrade fingers’ to hold back until they can develop an iPhone 3.0 version of the unlocking tool yellowsn0w.
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