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GeoHot Discovers Jailbreak for iPhone 3GS?

GeoHot Discovers Jailbreak for iPhone 3GS?

Posted June 23, 2009 at 11:51pm by iClarified
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Geohot is back at it again and it looks like he has already found a method to jailbreak the iPhone 3GS!

Details of the exploit are still being gathered; however, it looks like GeoHot was able to insert a custom command to iBoot meaning sigchecks have been bypassed (thanks mav). This should be a start for the iPhone 3GS (N88AP) jailbreak which has been dubbed purplera1n.

Geohot has already activated purplera1n.com but is hosting nothing but an image as of now.


The really good news is that if the jailbreak is successful the UltraSn0w unlock should be compatible with the iPhone 3GS as well.

If anyone has a more detailed understand of the image below please post in the comments and we will update the article as new information is found.

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zalim
zalim - June 24, 2009 at 2:48am
Hot News, Hot news...
tinhbantotvn
tinhbantotvn - June 24, 2009 at 1:55am
:) . He tried to pull some of the data in the "image" out. IT seem like we can use iboot again. So, some of the good new is that......you guys will able to overclock your iphone 3gs to it true power (600mhz to 800 mhz).Once again, nicely done Geohot. It seem like the old way always work no matter what.....:)
MrEdofCourse
MrEdofCourse - June 23, 2009 at 5:10pm
This news makes my day! I've been checking like every hour for news on this since Friday. I'm going crazy waiting for a jailbreak for my 3G S. Seriously, without it, I think I would downgrade back to my old 3G. You rock GeoHot!!!
serag
serag - June 23, 2009 at 3:52pm
Guys ... i have a question ? if i buy a new iphone from o2 ireland .. not with contract " pay monthly " . is it unloack one and works with any sim like mine in libya .. or it just work with o2 .. thanks
Itaintrite
Itaintrite - June 23, 2009 at 3:55pm
I would say it's locked to O2. If it's a 3G, you can unlock with software. If it's 3GS, you're out of luck. Your only hope is to wait for jailbreak or buy a turbosim (rebel) that works with 3.0.
Ivan
Ivan - June 23, 2009 at 3:51pm
Hi, in case some of you want some clarification on the image, from my understanding, he managed to execute the echo command on the phone, which means the next command (in simple terms) could be install Custom Firmware, obv its more complicated then this, but thats just to get an idea.
Ivan Evstropov
Ivan Evstropov - June 23, 2009 at 3:45pm
this is great news! GeoHot, you are HOT!
Ko0lHaNDLuKe
Ko0lHaNDLuKe - June 23, 2009 at 3:33pm
Who comes up with these names? redsn0w and purple ra1n?!?
Jeff
Jeff - June 23, 2009 at 3:37pm
Just be glad it not called: The Nineteenth Annual Lesbian Dwarf Tomato Orgy. (( Some of you might remember that?))
itaintrite
itaintrite - June 23, 2009 at 3:50pm
Puuurple raaain, puuuuuuuurple rain...
Gurkha
Gurkha - June 23, 2009 at 3:29pm
Awesome, I am missing my jailbreak apps since I upgraded to 3GS, damn me for being impatient...
akomplis
akomplis - June 23, 2009 at 2:28pm
MY MAN GEOHOT! Make it happen Geo! Looking forward to jailbreaking and customizing the 3GS. Holla!
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