The amazing Geohot has recently released his purplera1n iPhone 3Gs jailbreak! Check it out on his blog, or head straight to the website to grab your own copy.
Anyway, I had the privilege of working with him and westbaer (and the rest of the chronic dev team) on the Mac version of purplera1n, which we released a few hours ago. It works very well, and requires no interaction with the iPhone at all! Even better, you can use the iPhone Dev Team’s ultrasn0w for an iPhone 3Gs unlock!
So, enjoy your jailbreak, and if you appreciated my work on the Mac version, feel free to donate!
By the way, we’re working on a new interface for it… The original interface looked like this, but we wanted it to be consistent across platforms
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If you’d like to download 3.0 for the iPod touch without the $9.95 fee, I just wrote a quick script that generates a URL to the 3.0 IPSW for the iPod touch for your downloading pleasure. Apple, if you don’t like this, feel free to ask me to take it down.
1st Generation: http://ariweinstein.com/free3.0.php?gen=1
2nd Generation: http://ariweinstein.com/free3.0.php?gen=2
UPDATED for the new 3.1 update.
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Hey everyone! I spent most of my night working on this iPhoneTether program that allows you to tether your iPhone (probably 3G only) to a computer in order to receive internet access through your phone’s connection! This is only for those who have installed iPhone OS 3.0, and works on most carriers (for example, not T-mobile Austria, apparently, unless you have the IPCC for it). It connects to Apple’s iTunes version server, and allows you to choose a carrier that it will automatically modify to allow tethering. Thanks to Erica Sadun et al (not sure who exactly was involved) for coming up with this method, and of course Steven Troughton Smith, who discovered this. Without further ado, here is the application.
If you liked this, feel free to donate to me at the iJailBreak site.
UPDATE 6/17/09: Since 3.0 is out to the public now, people are actually starting to use this. However, in the final iTunes, before using iPhoneTether, you will have to run the Terminal command “defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool TRUE”. I will release a new version of iPhoneTether shortly that does this automagically for you. Also, a few days ago, I updated iPhoneTether to a new version that has an “Other IPCC…” button to allow you to specify your own carrier file. Good luck, and spread the word!
UPDATE 2: iPhoneTether has been updated to 1.1 with full compatability for iTunes 8.2 and 3.0 final, no Terminal hackery needed.
UPDATE 3: iPhoneTether does not currently work on iPhone OS 3.1.
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