Weeks into the release of iPhone OS 3.1 and months into that of OS 3.0, iPhone and iPod touch users looking to unlock and / or jailbreak their devices are still having trouble with these two otherwise simple tasks. With the help of PwnageTool 3.1, or the latest version of redsn0w, iPhone and iPod touch owners can easily hack their devices.
However, sometimes it’s easier said than done, when it comes to the iPhone and iPod touch. For those looking to jailbreak an iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS, as well as any of the three iPod touch models available today, CultOfMac hosts what is probably the most comprehensive guide to unlocking and jailbreaking the iPhone and iPod touch to date.
Downloads are available for PwnageTool 3.1; Redsn0w 0.8; iPhone1,1_3.1_7C144_Restore.ipsw (first-gen iPhone); iPhone1,2_3.1_7C144_Restore.ipsw (iPhone 3G). iPhone 3Gs users are offered the iPhone2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw for the 3.1 jailbreak that is currently unavailable on Apple’s latest iPhone model. The iPhone Dev Team (responsible for the two aforementioned hack tools) are actively working on providing a reliable jailbreak & unlock solution for iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 2nd and 3rd generation for firmware 3.1. The guide also offers instructions on how to unlock one's iPhone in order to use a different carrier than AT&T.
Softpedia doesn't condone jailbreaking / unlocking the iPhone / iPod touch or any other device. This article has a purely informational purpose and doesn't, in any way, suggest that you should hack your Apple device. Using hacks may render your device unusable, or may reduce the quality of your experience using the respective device. If you choose to download and install jailbreak tools, you will do so at your own risk. Unlocking / jailbreaking your iPhone / iPod touch may violate your warranty or the EULA with Apple and / or your cellular-service provider.