Dev Team Demos iPhone 3GS ultrasn0w Unlock, Hacker Releases iPhone 3GS purplera1n Jailbreak

There has been so much jailbreak/unlock news as of late, it's enough to make your head spin. So let's end this week with two more tidbits of news from the community.

The Dev Team has released yet another demo video. This time they are showing off their iPhone 3GS 3.0 ultrasn0w unlock. Please keep in mind for the unlock to work you cannot update to 3.1 -- and yes, this includes the 3.1 beta.

It's pretty well known in the jailbreak community that the Dev Team delayed releasing their iPhone 3GS jailbreak for their own reasons. Well someone else has stepped up to the plate to bring you a iPhone 3GS jailbreak alternative. iPhone original hacker, George Hotz, has released purplera1n which is currently only available to Windows users (not Windows 7 though). Mac users don't panic, your version is coming soon!

In his latest blog post, not only does George explain the steps you must take to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS, he is pretty vocal on why he has decided to release purplera1n to the public.

Normally I don't make tools for the general public, and rather wait for the dev team to do it. But guys, whats up with waiting until 3.1? That isn't how the game is played. We release, Apple fixes, we find new holes. It isn't worth waiting because you might have the "last" hole in the iPhone. What last hole...this isn't golf. I'll find a new one next week. Also your purplera1nyday files ensure that you can always get back to a jailbroken state, so if you have it it's just a matter of tools.

Has this brought back to life a heated rivalry? It's time to sit back, relax, and jailbreak!

And as always, TiPb and staff take no responsibility for any bricking, failures, security risks, etc... that may occur during the jailbreak process. Proceed at your own risk!

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Carolinamic says:

Hopefully I'll be home early enuff tonite to try this out. Man I need a laptop!

CadillacEfromDC says:

Tried purplera1n on me and my wife 3GS and it works fine. We both have T-mobile running on 3.0. Now its time to sell my Old 16GB 3G on Craigslist! Surprise a hacker has not challenged the Dev team sooner. There teasing us with theses videos just watching there stat counter stats skyrocket, sitting back laughing at how great they are.

BBYM#IM says:

working on it right now!! says:

arggh windows 7 on my pc and snow leopard on my mba time to start calling friends

freddy kruger says:

jeeez i just wanna jailbreak the thing... i want my OWN backgrounds, i DON'T want stupid apps like stocks and stuff...

fmrnyer751 says:

Dont wanna get to attach to the jailbreak and then 3.1 comes along and messes it all up!!! Going to def consider it!

Matt says:

Notice that the video was captured using an iPhone too!

Rudy says:

Hi guys I am not able to jailbreak on windows vista. Or can someone please point the way, thanks

excaliburca says:

Nice to see a windows version of a jailbreak realeased first rather than the Mac first and the letting 90 to 95% of the world hang in the balance. :)

Brenden says:

I have been trying to get the jailbreak to work on it for hours on end tonight. Screw it. Restoring and re syncing it and I will wait for the iPhone Dev-Teams Jailbreak says:

Got out an old laptop with xp sp 1 and put itunes on it and ran purple rain and it worked great Wouldnt work on 7 (as Stated) or vista

BBYM#IM says:

I got it to work on my vista steps: 1. run purplera1n when it says wait for reboot if it does not exit purplera1n and restart it and it works!! **make sure itunes is running to...

Greg says:

I do not have itunes 8.02, firmware 30 is there a site avail where i can go and download that old software?

kapil says:

I am getting iphone 3Gs from US, so i want to know whether it can be used in INDIA , by unlocking ?
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