Jailbreak update: iPhone Dev Team and Chronic
Good news from the team who have consistently bettered the iDevice by stripping away as much of Apple’s restrictions as possible: with some limitations, Pwnage Tool 3.1.3 now supports the 3GS and the iPod touch 2G. They are as follows:
The iPhone 3GS is now supported in PwnageTool 3.1.3, assuming the phone was pwned at 3.0 or 3.0.1 – PwnageTool does not support the 3GS out of the box. If your iPhone 3GS has 3.1 preinstalled and is not Pwned then there is no tested jailbreak solution at the moment.
The iPod 2G is now supported in PwnageTool 3.1.3, assuming the iPod 2G was pwned at 3.0 or 3.0.1 – PwnageTool does not support the iPod 2G with 3.1 software out of the box.
If you had the bright idea to update your device to 3.1 the Apple way, there is not yet a consistent way to return your device to Jailbreaked status, but not to fear, someone will suss it out. In the meantime, another development team, Chronic, are working specifically on 3.1 for the 3GS and iPod touch 3G -even for those who blindly updated their devices to 3.1.
While there is no timeline for release, a few fans claimed to have tested the crack and that it works.
Jailbreaking is not for everyone, it represents an important strain in iPhone development. Specifically, Apple have held back many features from users in efforts to make them upgrade to the next device, and otherwise, strip functionality on the basis that users either don’t ‘need’ or ‘want’ it.
The fact that the iDevice is a handheld media device makes it no less a computer than what sits atop our desks; Apple’s restriction of the OSX device is blind obstinacy.
The new files can be found on the iPhone Dev Team’s webpage. Green Poison from Chronic is not yet publicly released.