Geohot untethered jailbreak for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad coming soon!

One of the most frustrating things with jailbreaking the latest generation of Apple devices (most iPhones 3GS, iPod Touches 2G and 3G) is the requirement to have it connected to PC/Mac and pressing the “Make it rain” button on each reboot. The extent of the issue is clearly shown by the recently reported project of making a special iDongle to avoid the dependency on a desktop computer. Unfortunately for @mrbreakit (the inventor of the iDongle) this may soon cease to be an issue.

Geohot has reported in his blog:

The jailbreak is all software based, and is as simple to use as blackra1n. It is completely untethered, works on all current tethered models(ipt2, 3gs, ipt3), and will probably work on iPad too.

To strengthen his claim he also published a Youtube video showing the solution in action.

It seems the free-minded community will soon be able to breath easier, especially if the solution works on the iPad as well (OMG, how I wish to see ZodTTD’s emulators running on the iPad!). And meanwhile remember:

Don’t ask about a release date. You won’t make it happen any sooner.

  • Thunderclaw

    I beg to differ. The actual iPod Touch 2G does not require the “make it rain” after each reboot.

    When Apple released the iPod Touch 3G, with the faster processor, it only affected the 32GB and 64GB. So all of the iPod Touches with 8GB were exactly the same as before, except it was more difficult to jailbreak. These iPods were referred to as 2G, even though they came out at the same time as the 3G.

    My proposition:
    Original iPod Touch= iPod Touch 1G/1st Gen
    Second Generation= iPod Touch 2G/2nd Gen
    Third Generation 8GB= iPod Touch 2G Hybrid
    Third Generation 32GB and 64GB= iPod Touch 3G/3rd Gen

  • Thunderclaw,

    the deal with the iPod Touch 2G is the same as with the iPhone 3GS – the older ones have the old bootrom (the same used in iPhone 2G and 3G and iPod Touch 1G) and are freely jailbroken using the current methods. Newer items of the same model, however, have an updated bootrom (the chip used in the boot process) and are only susceptible to the tethered JB, at least for now.

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