iDongle – Boot your tethered jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch without a PC

One of the issues for the free-minded owners of later versions of the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 2G & 3G is the inability to do an “untethered jailbreak”. These devices CAN be jailbroken but have to be connected to a PC on each reboot and be jailbroken again, or else be stuck in recovery mode. There is still no word from either Geohot or the iPhone Dev Team when or even whether an untethered jailbreak will be possible for the latest Jesus devices.

Meanwhile, Mribreakit, an electronics engineer from France has decided to go the other way and make a dongle-type device to make a standalone tethered boot of a jailbroken device. And while it’s still in prototype stages at the moment, it seems like a new round of Apple vs Community battle has begun.

Product info, video and some pictures after the gap.

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