An iPhone 4 jailbreak tool has already been developed. So why are we still waiting for it to make its way out into the wild? It seems coders and Apple are once again engaged in standoff with the devs waiting for Cupertino to drop the next iOS4 update before they reveal the iPhone 4 jailbreak to the world. Read on for the latest iPhone 4 jailbreak news emerging from the iPhone underground…
Comex, the iPhone jailbreaker who showed the iPad Flash hack yesterday, has an iPhone 4 jailbreak tool ready and waiting. The news comes from the delightfully-named Musclenerd of the iPhone Dev Team. He revealed in a tweet: “Jailbreak for all devices at 4.0 is already handled by upcoming @comex release so good time for iPhone 4 unlock stuff.”
The reason why the iPhone 4 jailbreak hasn’t broken cover yet is that Apple is gearing up to release iOS 4.01 in response to the iPhone 4 signal problems. If the iPhone 4 jailbreak creators showed their cards now, it’s likely that Apple would stick a patch in the update to block the hack.
The Spirit iPhone 4 jailbreak tool will also work for other iOS 4 devices including the iPod Touch and iPhone 3GS. In another tweet, Musclenerd promises that the tool will be a “painless install”. He’s also offered up proof that the iPhone 4 jailbreak works with a screenshot showing the unofficial Cydia app store at work on a new iPhone.
Another iPhone 4 jailbreak coder, Planetbeing revealed that Apple is still working hard to stop the jailbreakers with code specifically geared to stop previous methods: “Apple added an anti-blacksn0w trick this time around…”
Given their success in the past though, we wouldn’t bet against the iPhone jailbreakers skirting round Apple’s best efforts. The question is: will you be hunting down an iPhone 4 jailbreak tool? And why? Is the idea of FaceTime 3G calls the biggest draw?
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