Ever had the frustration of having to shell extra bucks for Apps for IPhone/Ipod/Ipad while buying them from the I-Tunes store. With the jailbreaking hacks now available for latest Firmware updates v4,4.1 with back-compatibility for Iphone/Ipod vs 3G, one can unlock the full potential of the I-”gadget”.
WARNING : Though jail-breaking your Apple product is legal, it may render your warranty null & void.
What is jail-breaking ?
iOS Jailbreaking allows devices running Apple’s iOS operating system to gain full access (root access) to all features of the said operating system, thereby removing limitations imposed by Apple.
- Allows for installation of free 3rd party apps, eg Cydia repository(by Jay Freeman), which are excellent if not better replacements for the AppStore of ITunes.
- Allows torrent downloads via 3G connection.
- VoIPOver3G: Tricks apps into thinking they’re connected over Wi-Fi, even if they’re connected to 3G. (iPhone, iPad 3G). So you talk free of cost.
- Fully customizable interface with themes, fonts & blinds.
- Very useful for countries where ITunes does not allow download of Free Apps.
A high chance of data corruption and even permanent device failure if done incorrectly. However most problems if any can be solved by just plugging the IPhone to your PC and letting ITunes restoring it to default config.
The Latest iOS is 4.2.1. The following are some of the latest jail-breaking tools. I recommend hacks by Geohot as they are the most stable followed by the Cydia repository installation via Wi-fi.
|Software Name||Release Date||Platform||Hardware||Firmware||Publisher|
|Sn0wbreeze 2.1||November 13, 2010||Windows||iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 2G, 3G & 4G, iPad, Apple TV 2G||3.2.2 & 4.1 (Untethered)||ih8sn0w|
|Limera1n RC1b||October 9, 2010||Windows, Mac OS X||iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G & 4G, iPad, Apple TV 2G||3.2.2, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.1 (Untethered)||Geohot|
|Greenpois0n RC4||October 12, 2010||Windows, Mac OS X and Linux||iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 2G, 3G & 4G, iPad, Apple TV 2G||3.2.2, 4.1 (Untethered)||Chronic Dev Team|
|PwnageTool 4.1.3||November 28, 2010||Mac OS X||iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G & 4G, iPad, Apple TV 2G||4.1 (Tethered)||iPhone Dev Team|
|redsn0w 0.9.7b6||January 10, 2011||Mac OS X||iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, iPad||4.2.1 (Untethered)||iPhone Dev Team|
|Rubyra1n RC1||Coming Soon||Windows, Mac OS X||iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS New/Old bootroom , iPod touch 4G & 3G, iPad||4.2.1 (Untethered)||Geohot|
The Pwnage Tool, Spirit tools can be found “HERE” along with latest firmware updates for easy restore.