This week, the iPhone Dev Team announced
a beta release of its redsn0w jailbreak tool, including a warning that says, “Targeted at developers of jailbroken apps.” The Team stresses that, by attempting to install and jailbreak OS 4.0, the average Joe may brick their device, therefore it advises against employing the hack tool and OS developer beta, which also requires an ID-based activation
“If you find that you want to back down from the 4.0beta1 until it's more useable, here's how to do it,” MuscleNerd, a member of the infamous iPhone Dev Team, writes
on iphwn.org. “Restore to official 3.1.2 or 3.1.3. Your baseband won't be downgraded, so you'll get error 1015 at the end of the restore. Use rslite or irecovery to get past error 1015,” the hacker explains, providing a download link to those in desperate need of assistance. MuscleNerd then posts additional, relevant details. “Your baseband will still be at 05.13 from the stock 4.0beta1, but FW 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 will work fine with it. The current carrier unlocks will not,” his post ends.
On the same page, the hacker posted instructions for developer types eager to download, install, activate and jailbreak the iPhone OS 4 beta from Apple. “Because it's meant for JB app developers, this beta redsn0w does not perform hactivation,” MuscleNerd warns. “You'll need a properly-registered developer UDID with Apple to get past the activation screen. For similar reasons, there is no Windows version of this beta redsn0w (since apps are developed on MacOSX). Please don't pirate Apple software,” his post reads. Softpedia doesn't encourage 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 employing 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.