Comex To Release Spirit Like Tool To Jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS And iPod Touch 2G/3G Soon

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We have an update for iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users who are eagerly waiting for iPhone Dev Team or Comex to release their tools to jailbreak and/or unlock their iPhone.

Comex has indicated that he plans to release his Spirit like tool in a few days and doesn’t plan to wait for Apple to release iOS 4.1, which it had seeded to developers of its iPhone Developer Program last week.


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Few weeks back, MuscleNerd, member of the iPhone Dev team had announced that Comex will be releasing a Spirit like tool to jailbreak iOS 4 foriPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS (irrespective of old or new bootrom) and also for iPhone 4.

But it was widely speculated that he will wait for Apple to release iOS 4.1 before releasing the tools. But he has just tweeted that he doesn’t plan to wait for iOS 4.1:

I'm not waiting for 4.1 so I hope everyone has SHSH blobs saved. :p

He has also indicated that he plans to release the Spirit like tool in a few days.

You can checkout our step-by-step guide on how to take a backup of SHSH blobs:

Luckily, iPhone 3G users and iPod Touch 2nd generation (non-MC version) can use Redsn0w (v0.9.5b5-5) to jailbreak iOS 4.0.1. If you need help, you can checkout our step-by-step guide on how to jailbreak iOS 4.0.1 using Redsn0w:


JailbreakMe 2.0 Released To Jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G On iOS 4, iOS 4.0.1 And iPad On iOS 3.2.1, iOS 3.2 Using Mobile Safari

As always, we’ll let you know as soon as we’ve any further updates. So stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

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  • Roderick

    Yeah to Comex!

  • liltxcutie79

    looking fwd to it!

  • thebigbang

    this is great news… I can't wait… spirit jailbreak was always the best.. 🙂

  • Jose

    He'll yeah finally, kepp it up guys! Oh yeah, first lol

  • David

    Thank you so much Comex! 😀

  • Thebong23

    Hope it does too to 4.0.1

  • Roderick

    There are not many changes between 4.01 and 4.0…just signal stuff…so it will according to one of comex tweets

  • Jason

    I can't wait!!!!

  • xc

    Does this mean if I have a 3gs that was already 4.0 when I got it I am screwed since it is not yet jailbroken and thus I do not have blobs saved? If so are any of these upcoming jailbreaks for non-jailbroken iphones? I realize this may be a stupid question because everyone with an iphone 4 would be screwed to even though it specifically says it is for that phone as well?

  • Poet


  • Poet

    I hate you all. D:

  • Jose

    Oh god damnit lol I guess not, hey, does anyone know if this will cover new and old bootrom?

  • AvionicZ

    It's not the JB coming out that I'm happy about, it's the little fucking whiney bitches will finally stop begging for it. I still hope they all get tongue cancer.

  • Kurtec

    I am so sick of reading the same story over and over again. Write the story when the jailbreak is released. not when its soon to be released.

  • Newbi

    Just curios… I'm new to Sprit tool… never used it before…
    Will this be a tethered jailbreak or finish jailbreak on a 3GS iPhone.

    I currently use a 2G iPhone that was jailbroken and unlocked using Pwn software..
    Is this SPirit better?

    So soon dev-team will release a pwnagetool or redsnow to jailbreak iPhone 3GS as well?
    Which one is better?

  • Brian

    Old news anyway…he posted that on twitter on 7/20.

    "I'm not waiting for 4.1 so I hope everyone has SHSH blobs saved. :p
    7:18 PM Jul 20th via web"

  • Cristhian

    we are on the same position but dont worry this will jailbreak ours even thoe it has never been jailbroken before. i was scared too .

  • Cristhian

    OMG yes for real. it always the same thing with it saying "SOON" all the time

  • Asa

    Please some one tell me I have 3gs 3.1.3,bb 5.12.01
    new boot room, I still donot jailbreak with spirit and not
    unlock also, can I update to 4.0.1 ,it's better or not, or
    I wait to spirit like tool thanks

  • Asa

    please also tell 3gs,3.1.3,5.12.1 MC model
    new bootroom how to save shsh blobs or file
    still not jailbreak ,,,thanks

  • tomyboy

    I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 4. I did not upgrade to 4.0.1 yet. Is it too late to obtain my SHSH key without upgrading to 4.0.1? Should I stay with 4.0 until the jailbreak is out?


  • How can I downgrade a 3G to 3.1.3 and still jailbreak/unlock it?

  • anshul

    Is there any other way to do the backup without using Firmware Umbrella and JAVA ? becoz it has been closed for window users…..i konw i am too late but i wanna know still is there any way out …………reply me soon

  • Jason

    Haha, more like 9th. 🙂

  • GeoCold

    typing "Oh yeah, first lol" most likely resulted in you being 4th…..hahaha

  • billy

    hi i have iphone 4 do i also have to save my shsh blobs. thank you to anyone that answers.

  • Lrs

    Go kill ur self !!!!!!

  • Lrs

    Were lucky were raven getting jb Thayer don't have 2 do it for us thanks guys

  • Jordan

    The best solution is Apple finally listening to us and implementing these things on their own.
    Even non jailbroken iPhone 4 is at least tolerable..not perfect cause the notifications suck but its not that bads..GO COMEX

  • @iPhoneHacks: Where did you get that inofrmation? This is just NOT TRUE. He has never "He has also indicated that he plans to release the Spirit like tool in a few days" or gave any information regarding the release date. It may be in few days but is just guessing. On clearly states: The release date of the next jailbreak is "when it's done". Don't trust what people write in the comments. ;).

  • AC 3GS

    Let him and dev-team take their time to do it right…..

  • theBankRobber

    This will be good for 90% of iPhone users. The other 10% don't really care. It's amazing how far jailbreaking has come and why those 90% of people really want it. Hell my wife 3g was jailbroken so she can customize it to her liking. Hope this does wonders for the new iPhone 4 owners.

  • i dont understand why apple doesnt just go to the creator of cydia and say "heres 5,000,000 for your program and whatever and sell cydia in there app store. but oh well thats there problem im just so glad there are people out there willing to take there time and develop jailbreaks and unlocks and awsome tweeks and mods.

    honestly thank you all for doing what you do and i have never once cryed about there not being a jailbreak out when i needed one i just wait paciently and read all the info

    so again thank you all

  • Tim

    Poet is an idiot! Grow up!

  • Sterling

    Either use spirit, or upgrade to 4.0.1 then wait for comex's new jailbreak. However, make sure you have your shsh blobs saved no matter what you choose.

  • Sterling

    If you have your blobs saved then you can just use those to downgrade, if not, then you're stuck at 4 or 4.0.1, whatever you have. AFter you downgrade just run spirit, or whatever jailbreak you want.

  • Sterling

    Always just save your blobs for every iOS on any iDevice you own. Problem solved.

  • I'm referring to the following tweets from Comex himself, one tweeted few hours back and the other tweeted yesterday:

  • nick

    yes this was posted today! so spirit will be released in a few days, nice, i was constantly checking back to their website daily to see if the new jailbreak was out, looks like it will be soon.

  • Andy

    I'm new at this, so this means if I don't have my shsh I can't jailbreak? I haven't jailbroken my iPhone it came with 4.0.1. The question is, would I be able to jailbreak iPhone with redsnow or spirit??

  • shojus

    ya, "soon" the world will end…. we all KNOW that! Give us a gosh darn REAL eta so we can just wait patiently instead of hearing 30000 different stories about the releases. At this point, I don't even believe comex anymore! Not to say his work has not been great but come on… LET US KNOW!!!!!! so we can just return the damn phone laced w sooo many issues.. COMEX release the damn tool! Or don't and just close your site so we can wait for someone who will come through….

  • Mac

    Comex, u badass!! this is great news. Go Hackers!!

  • billy

    thank you for your help.

  • Support, plain and simple. If Apple offered up Cydia or something like it, they'd then be on the hook to support any issues that arose from all the 3rd party software. Jailbreak apps, while some very useful, are almost all buggy as hell. Ironically, even if Apple opened the iPhone API wide open and let anything your little mind could dream up into the app store, most of what's currently out there would still be rejected because of bugs.

  • seiqo

    i run a update as soon as ios 4 was out, before that i had 3.1.3 jb with spirit. will i be able to jb my 3gs with ios 4 as soon as comes does his thing ??


  • omg :S


  • frank

    will the tool be able to hacktivate my 3GS?

  • Fingers21

    When the hell is apple gonna give me my free bumper? How long does it take?

  • Rob

    bs. it's not like gayhotz saying he won't release it if u ask. Comex releasing soon means soon. Like last time. Best JB ever it was. 5 secs and done 😀

  • offshore

    I dont have my Iphone 4 yet I will be getting one in a week or so when I get back on land, my question is what version os will be on the phone when I get it and will I be able to jailbreak it? thanks to everyone.

  • Johnny

    Shoul I backup my shsh blobs on my iPhone 4 before or after I jailbreak my 4.0.1 phone, or does it not matter?

  • dont upgrade its not worth it drains battery

  • Jcm800

    Can't say i've had any issue's with all those bug's you mention.
    I must be lucky eh?!

  • wow.. I just downgraded to 3.1.2 using blackra1n.. what a piece of shit.. the activation + youtube + gps apps weren't working.. it just reminded me of how much better Comex stuff is than gayhotz.. I can't believe I donated to that kid. Comex has my $5 once this jailbreak is out. Comex FTW

  • i dont think there going to ????????????

  • wrong reply sorry

  • jonnop123

    I would like to know this as well! The last spirit said the iphone needed to be activated, but will this one?

  • AvionicZ

    Whoa there Tiger, you just throw around 5 bucks like that to just anyone?!?!? I'm surprised you just don't scoop up a couple million shares of Apple stock and control their Executive Board on your every whim and make JB the law of the land.
    No wonder Geohotz is too busy to JB for us, he's out just galavanting with your 5 bucks!
    Hey Comex, heads up, here comes your saving a glory windfall!!!

  • Chaos4Life2U

    great news,refreshing,at last,but i hope it's just a few days,not weeks,sorry folks ,but i am a little impacient,and very very happy 😀 so hip hip hurray to comex

  • egohot

    This is the best comment!

    Everyday there are thousands of people asking – when is it going to be released…

    It will be released when it is finished!

  • Revrevmax

    Anybody got any idea this spirit like tool includes hacktivation for iphone 4? Sorry cuz my
    Iphone 4 is at&t set and im out of US. Thanks

  • Sum 1 who could b ur dad

    I agree. All this soon to be released is a bunch of BS!

  • Dkhan

    @XC and Cristhian….

    You are MOSTLY correct. The new jailbreak will crack 4.0 and 4.0.1… they dont know for sure if it will break 4.1. That's why you need to save your SHSH Blobs. Here is the link, and you can save your blobs even if your phone isnt jailbroken thanks to firmware umbrella.

  • Dkhan

    Nope… that's why you need to user firmware umbrella now.

    You use firmware umbrella to save your blobs. that way when 4.x comes out that isnt jailbroken, you can use itunes to restore to a previous version IF you have your blobs saved. If you dont it checks with Apple to see what version of firmware is still "acceptable" to use. Apple changes the "acceptable" version usually the same day a new version is released.

    you are running 4.0.1, apple releases 4.1 today. Next week your phone is acting up, you want to restore. Itunes checks back with Apple and says you MUST restore with 4.1. If you try and use the 4.0.1 it will say Sorry that's not valid. With firmware umbrella you can fake itunes into verifying the firmware is "acceptable" off your saved blobs allowing you to run previous versions of firmware.

  • jack

    use a phonebook sim card.

  • Linsey

    I returned my iphone 4 because i want the white one,but i still have my 3g running 4.0.1, if i save the blobs from my 3g will i be able to downgrade the new phone (most likely it will come with 4.1)?

  • Yay, iPhonehacks writing stories about vapour-ware again. It doesn't exist until it's available and you keep writing posts of these things, promising stuff that may or may not eventuate.
    I look forward to it, along with the other three that we have been told about.

  • Asa

    Thank u , can I save shsh file without jailbreak
    and only use tiny umbrela or can use auto shsh from snowbreaz sight

  • triplejjj

    I must be missing something,,,
    One day iphone hacks says that comex is wating for the release of
    4.0.1 before making available the jb and the next, they say he's
    not going to wait for 4.0.1,,,, hello it's already out, (4.0.1)
    besides the tiny umbrella website says that there are no more blobs for 4.0. that means you have to use 4.0.1 to save them.

  • FakepicturesRcool

    basically I'm still screwed since I bought this 3GS on iOS 4.0 and with no SHSH saved….correct me I'm wrong.

  • just sayin'

    YOU are an idiot..YOU Grow up! what a on just to bash others again..what a loser.

  • Brian

    I hope you are just mistaken in your writing here, but first – you can't downgrade with blackra1n. blackra1n is a jailbreak tool. Only way to downgrade to 3.1.2 is to have your 3.1.2 shsh blob on file and if you point your host file to cydia's ip address for the apple update server. If you simply try and downgrade and use blackra1n to get yourself out of the recovery loop, it's not going to work – not with geohot's jailbreak, not dev-teams, not anyones. It just won't work period. Apple is not signing these blobs for a reason – they don't want users to be able to downgrade to a jailbreakable firmware.

    And although geohot has a big ego and has been quite douchey lately, it still can't be denied that he was a pioneer in the jailbreaking community and will always remain that way. Say what you want about the kid, but he's got talent that deserves recognition.

  • Brian

    no – shsh blobs are device specific. And it's not likely it will come with 4.1 either. I just traded in my 3Gs due to hardware malfunction and I got one with 3.1.3 on it – and this was 2 weeks after 4.0 came out. They don't pull the phones out of the box to update them…the firmware is put on at the factory.

  • Brian

    re-read the article man – "I'm not waiting for 4.1 so I hope everyone has SHSH blobs saved. :p"

    4.1 – not 4.0.1

  • Brian

    you can use tinyumbrella to get your shsh for 4.0.1 – just make sure you save it as soon as possible in the event apple releases 4.1 Once a new firmware comes out, apple stops signing shsh blobs for previous firmwares and you will be screwed at that point as I believe comex's jailbreak will be compatible with 4.0 and 4.0.1 (not 4.1 as of yet as it's unreleased so no way to know yet)…but if you accidentally upgrade to 4.1 and have your shsh blobs saved for previous firmwares, you can downgrade and jailbreak.

  • Brian

    back them up now.

  • Brian

    4.0 on iphone 4 (at least) and no jailbreak for iphone 4 yet – that's what this article is about…

  • Kneale Faragher


    Yeah man!!

  • shsh blobs are said to be locked out.

  • M

    I saved shsh for 3.1.3 on cydia. Then I updated to ios4. After that I want to downgrade to 3.1.3. People said saving shsh will give chance to downgrade. I tried to downgrade. Unfortunately, itunes said can't restore "error". How ? I change in I change ip address to like other said. Can't ::::: (

  • hermster

    Sorry im a noob…..When this is released will i be able to jailbreak my 3GS (Old Bootrom) on FW 4.0.

  • Kurtec

    wow Rob, really insightful. Thats for the reply

  • Dhrumil-India


  • SG

    i hope its soon:( been hearing about it coming out SOON for about 2 weeks now:( thanks for the update

  • jimmy

    do a option restore on mac or a shift restore on windows download 3.1.3 ispw just google it

  • Revrevmax

    Sorry my country dont have it. Is there any more solution? Thanks.

  • lionel

    GeoHotz if that is really you then you are a cocksucker…

  • Juiceman

    GeoHotz you can eat my juice for free

  • Quester

    If i have a 3.1.13 shsh blob will i need a 4.0.1 blob also? And if i upgrade to 4.0.1 to get my blob can i easily downgrade back to 3.1.13?

  • dedismtyvneli.

    pls be more spacific /release it…cant wait 4 it.come onnnnnnnnnnnnnn plssssssssss

  • Geohot = hot!!!!

    I think these people are messing around with us. Dev Team is already unlocking the iphone 4 so they must have a jailbreak for it. YOU CANNOT UNLOCK WITHOUT A JAILBREAK!!!!!!!

  • triplejjj

    Thanks Brian I totally missed it.

  • DJ MD

    I love comex! 😀

  • Robbo47

    Anyone seen this Site updated. Looks like 5th Aug is download day. Suggest subscribing to this by email as I've done

  • Parting ways

    I am giving up. I had a great iPhone 3Gs jb and unlocked. It started failing. Apple replaced it with one with 4.0 firmware. Same issues. Lousy volume. Battery drain! I am selling on eBay. Bought an android and a Pre Plus.
    Tired of Apple's ways.

  • Brian

    Edit your host file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts). Depending on your OS, you may have to open Notepad as "Administrator" (right click on notepad and choose run as administrator). Add this entry to the file and save it:

    If iTunes was open when you made the host file change, you may have to close it back down and reopen it.

    Once you downgrade, you'll probably be in a recovery loop – use tiny umbrella – on the right hand side, there is a "Kick device out of recovery" button.

    Hope this helps.

  • Brian

    To Comex: @comex release date spirit jb is 5 august ? this info on site ! thank's

    From Comex: @MaximusVit I didn't write that.
    7:49 PM Jul 14th via Twitterrific in reply to MaximusVit

  • ipod 3g user

    well all i can say is thanks to "iphonehacks" for keeping me up to date with the new jailbreak and i will be looking forward to jailbreaking my ipod touch once again! cheers

  • HI5


  • HI5


  • HI5

    can some one help me after taking the backup of 4.0shsh with umpbrela i lost my network i tryed everything resetting network setting and all it does not work

  • joey

    You da man comex !
    Keep them jb:s coming ….

  • If you are going to be using a altered version of the iPhone operating system, you must use an older version of iTunes and the iPhone OS to make sure that you are still within the agreement licensing terms, so before you jailbreak you may wan to think twice!

  • Andre

    Hello, i need to know if my phone is goin to work again. I have a iphone 3Gs 3.1.2 jailbroken and unlock with blackrain, and now i conected to itunes and upgrade it to the latest firmware (4.0.1) and now it doesn´t work . I havent saved anything not (SHSH blobs)

    Sorry my bad english, but can someone explain to me what posibility i got… will i be able to fix it with his new jailbrake/unlock?

    thank you

  • is an imposter site. Spirit Jailbreak for iOS4 will be out before this month end. Also, a jailbreak tool bundled with unlock tool is in progress…that is the latest update.

  • yayayayayya

    it means that if you updated, use SHSH blobs to restore back to 4.0 because that is what the jailbreak is intended for

  • is shortly going to update you with Saurik (Jay Freeman's interview).

  • Snapzz

    ya but its not stable enough to release would u like it to brick your iphone and maybe void the warranty

  • Cozze02

    thanks for deleting my comments iphone hacks, real classy!

  • it tells you in the text above – yes it will but if u are using an old bootrom you could have already jailbroken

  • it will be untethered and unlike the dev-team, comex does not realease a tethered beta.


  • i thought it has colsed but i found a website where i could download and save my shsh blobs – just google it

  • ur right – if apple made themes like winterboard, they would prevent many jailbreaks. (Not me cause i doin it for games though :p)

  • you can jailbreak without shsh blobs, if you DO NOT UPDATE TO 4.1.

    And the redsnow jailbreak is for mb models, not mc. All new models are mc now.

  • same as u — i really excited and really want it now!!!

    but i appreciate them fixing the bugs.

  • ur not if u dont update to 4.1 when it comes out

  • you can do it now if it is on old bootrom with redsn0w

  • it comex not dev-team 🙂

  • you will yes. If i was you i would save the 4.0.1 with shsh blobs now (tiny umbrella does it)

    I dont know much about shsh blobs but somehow you can restore it

  • i dont get if you save your shsh blob with cydia now – can you restore on cydia or can you do it on the computer

    what i am trying to say is:
    if you have saved your shsh blob, but not jailbroken and therefore do not have cydia, can you still restore?

    if yes, how?


  • jail break coming in few days sorry i mean 1 week oimean 1 month o i mean neaver???????????????

  • Andy

    Thanks man for the answer! 🙂

  • Miezl

    It's better to not check for an update about the jailbreak every day 😉
    And I admit that it's of no use that several sites are telling us the same "news" on daily basis.
    "Jailbreak is coming!……soon!" Aaaargh!!!!!!
    So frustrating and useless!!!

  • pascal

    when come the new spirit jailbreak for version 4.01 ?
    pls help me i need it

  • Casus

    Comex on Twitter

    "FWIW, I am not planning on waiting for Sunday if it's ready before then; nor am I releasing on Sunday if it's not ready by then.
    about 5 hours ago via web"

  • John

    Hi I have an touch 3G mc model n accidentally updated it to 4.0.1 will the new jb tool which comex will release can jb my itouch? I wasn't able to save my ssh blobs when I was at 3.1.3 k
    before? I hope u can relieve my frustrations by answering what you know about what comex or dev team is updating. Appreciate it so much in anticipation of your response thank you.

  • Spirit Jailbreak For iPhone/iPod/iPad on iOS 4 will release on[ Sunday or earlier].

  • hi5

    but the ? is when will they release it everyday we see some thing about 3g but nothing for 3gs it is already one month now they will release 4.1 so again we have to wait.

  • wendy

    hi i bought a 3gs phone in bangkok.. it was unlocked.. then i went home to australia. upgraded to latest verision (4 or 4.1 or something whatever it upgraded to) and now the damn thing is locked and unusable as aparently the phone is locked to the USA.

    what do i do? i tried in singapore and they wouldnt unlock if for me..

    is there an easy way to make this unlocked so i can use it with my australian sim card and use it overseas?

    any help would be appreciated.

    im not savy with this so if you could explain in simple dumb dumb language.

    thanks again..!

  • hi5

    but when will they release it.

  • PleaseHELP

    Please HELP!

    My iPhone 3GS iOS 4.0, i have saved SHSH blobs for iOS 4.0 at cydia, new bootrom.

    Can i jailbreak it and how?
    Please help, i am very new to iphones and i need this help.
    Help Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Ryan

    Will this work for iPod Touch 3g 4.0 MC

  • mikevoox

    comex you are a legend