iPhone OS 4 Jailbreak Hits the Streets

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iPhone OS 4 won’t be publicly available until this summer and has been in the hands of developers for only a few days, but that hasn’t stopped iPhone Dev Team from jailbreaking the beta version of the operating system.

Jailbreaking is the process of hacking an iPhone or iPod touch so that third-party apps Apple hasn’t approved for distribution through the App Store can be installed.

Like iPhone OS 4, the redsn0w 0.9.5 jailbreak is also a beta and comes with its own list of potential issues. The redsn0w beta, for example, currently only supports the iPhone 3G and requires Mac OS X.

“This is a beta release of redsn0w targeted at developers of jailbroken apps,” the iPhone Dev Team Web site said. “Please not that this beta is not meant for the average end-user. There are many things ‘broken’ with jailbroken apps in the 4.0beta1 environment right now.”

The group released the redsn0w beta so developers of apps that require jailbreaking could start working on iPhone OS 4 compatibility updates ahead of the planned summer release. The group is advising regular end users to stay away from the hack for now, which sounds like pretty good advice.

Comments

Tiger

Considering iPhone OS 4.0 offers almost NOTHING to the iPhone 3G, what’s the point in making a statement publicly now? That’s like offering water to a drowning man.

trucklover

I have a jailbroken iPhone 3G running 3.1.2 and I don’t plan on updating the software on it anytime soon. I have far too much functionality with the extra applications that I have on it and tethering capability. I rely on tethering every single day as it is my only internet connection at my house. I can multitask with apps that can run in the background if I want, like Pandora. I also have 3G unrestrictor installed. Any app that I want can be “tricked” into thinking that it’s on a wifi network instead of the 3G or Edge network. This lets me download podcast and use apps that are normally restricted for use at home or the coffee shop. The phone does run a bit slower than a non jailbroken iPhone but it’s worth it to me. Having more runtime memory would be nice but not worth the upgrade fees of buying another iPhone when the next version comes out.

James P

New jailbreaks so good, really worth a go, got mine at a new little website, iappledev.com.

Macy Trifecta

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computerbandgeek

The nice thing about jailbreaking the 3G on 4.0 is that it is incredibly simple to enable multitasking, which works perfectly (I’ve been trying it since this jailbreak was released). It turns out that the limitation is simply another ploy by Apple to coax people into a hardware upgrade.

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