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    iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 - Jailbroken!

    Well, it's been out for a week now and there isn't yet a thread for it. So, for those who don't know yet, the latest firmware for the iPhone 3.1.2 has been jailbroken. Geohot has released the tool you need called blackra1n.

    It is the easiest jailbreak ever apparently. I say apparently, because it's the first one I've ever done! Shut down iTunes, connect up your iPhone, run blackra1n and hit the big button that says "Make it ra1n" and about 30 seconds later your iPhone is jailbroken!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk6x4yGbflw"]YouTube - Easy Way How To Jailbreak NEW 3.1.2 Firmware For All Devices Windows/Mac Blackra1n[/ame]

    I've successfully jailbroken mine and loving the results! A few things to note:

    Listen to the warnings! If you require an unlock (basically if you are not on O2 in the UK, do not update to 3.1.2. This will change your baseband and you will not be able to use your phone with your non O2 sim! blackra1n also doesn't activate.

    Once you have jailbroken, when you run blackra1n, do not install Cydia, Rock and Icy together! I noticed issues with Winterboard and other programs when installing all 3 together. Install each separately. I rebooted after each install.

    blackra1n does not add the afc2 service with the jailbreak causing issues with some tools. There is a handy guide here telling you how you can add this to the phone.

    Once all that is done, you can finally unleash the true beast of a phone that Apple has so wrongly kept tamed!
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    Im on JB 3.1, why should I got to 3.1.2, just a minor security update?

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    3.1.2 fixes some of 3.1 bugs like the sleep of death although I am still on 3.0.1 myself. Pity you have to mess to get blackrain going with a fix but otherwise it sounds good.

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    A rather doh question - but why would I want to jailbreak my phone if I am already on O2 and no intention of changing?

    What are the benefits?

    GJE

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    A rather doh question - but why would I want to jailbreak my phone if I am already on O2 and no intention of changing?

    What are the benefits?

    GJE
    All the Apps for free does it for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    3.1.2 fixes some of 3.1 bugs like the sleep of death although I am still on 3.0.1 myself. Pity you have to mess to get blackrain going with a fix but otherwise it sounds good.
    You only need to mess with the fix if you use iPhoneBrowser or iFunbox. I use neither, but applied the fix anyway. Took near 10 seconds, and I'm an iPhone n00b!

    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S
    Im on JB 3.1, why should I got to 3.1.2, just a minor security update?
    If you're on 3.1, I don't see why you shouldn't update 3.1.2. As far as I'm aware, you need to update to 3.1.2 to be able to run blackra1n. Not tried though, but if you are on 3.1, an unlock obviously doesn't bother you, so, if you are gonna jailbreak, go for it is what I say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    A rather doh question - but why would I want to jailbreak my phone if I am already on O2 and no intention of changing?

    What are the benefits?

    GJE
    Being able to customise the phone in ways that Apple don't allow, or don't want to allow! Custom themes, custom tones, lots more free apps on Cydia, Rock and Icy. I was almost depressed with the iPhone before I jailbroke. Now I love it!

    You gotta remember, jailbreaking is not unlocking. These are 2 different things. I am on O2 and have no intention of changing. At least for 23 more months! - But jailbreak... oh yes!

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    So, its a new upgrade done in blackrain that leaves my apps etc in place or are we still at wipes all JB apps stage?

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    As "IT professionals" surely you shouldn't be jail breaking your phone so you don't have to pay for the applications (that some individual/company has spent many hours developing)?

    Do you use the same approach at work when it comes to software licensing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSNM-Carl View Post
    As "IT professionals" surely you shouldn't be jail breaking your phone so you don't have to pay for the applications (that some individual/company has spent many hours developing)?

    Do you use the same approach at work when it comes to software licensing?
    I think you misunderstand, we still have to pay for the app store apps but we get additional free 3rd party and homebrew apps for free that do the same or similar jobs. There is no incinuation of piracey here.

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    Okay - appreciate all the answers given so far.

    So I jailbreak and then what - do Apple know? What happens when the next generation of software comes out? Can I still upgrade back to the official version and then apply the newer jailbreak?

    What of the free apps? Do they break or get deleted when I update with newer official firmware?

    Alll these questions :-0)

    And finally - do I need a PC or is there a Mac app?

    GJE

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    I think you misunderstand, we still have to pay for the app store apps but we get additional free 3rd party and homebrew apps for free that do the same or similar jobs. There is no incinuation of piracey here.
    what sort of apps are those ?

    any decent gps ones ?

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    I jailbraked my iphone to use my 3 sim card, but I'm stuck trying to figure out the 3 settings for cellular data and mms.

    I'm on a 3 mobile contract... any helpers would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEO View Post
    I jailbraked my iphone to use my 3 sim card, but I'm stuck trying to figure out the 3 settings for cellular data and mms.

    I'm on a 3 mobile contract... any helpers would be appreciated.
    Call 3 and speak with them and they should be able to tell you those - that or it should be on 3's website

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    I used blackra1n on my iPod touch yesterday. Worked without any problems.

    @garethedmondson

    I've never seen a mac jailbreak app, I have a mac but used blackra1n via a Windows XP VM.



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