On Monday we reported that the iPhone Dev Team had decided not to release the jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS until the next iPhone OS (3.1) update was released.
GeoHot ( the guy who discovered the hole) has decided he doesn’t want to wait for the iPhone Dev Team to release it and has decided to release it himself, check out what he has to day about it below.
“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.”
Apparently after performing the jailbreak on the iPhone 3GS it can then be unlocked using ultrasnow, this version will only work on Windows.
If you want to unlock your iPhone 3G you can use redsn0w.
Head on over to Geohot’s website for more details on purplera1n.
Update 6th July 2009
There is now a Mac version of purplera1n available.
Update 8th July 2009
The iPhone Dev Team have now released the latest version of redsn0w which works with the iPhone 3GS.
Update 14th July 2009
There is now another iPhone 3GS unlock available which was developed by George Hotz
Update 16th July 2009
The iPhone Dev Team has released a new version of Ultrasn0w, you will need to jailbreak your iPhone or iPhone 3GS with Redsn0w first.
Update 10th September 2009
Apple has released a new version of the iPhone OS, version 3.1
Update 3rd October 2009
Update 12th October 2009
George Hotz has released his Blackra1n Jailbreak for iPhone OS 3.1.2
Update 13th October 2009
The iPhone Dev Team have released PwnageTool 3.1.4 for Mac OS X
A new jailbreak has been released for the iPhone 3GS with iOS 4.1.