Jailbreak iPhone OS 3.0 Status Report

Since Apple released iPhone OS 3.0 yesterday, users have been eagerly waiting for iPhone Dev Team to release their updated tools to jailbreak iPhone OS 3.0.

They were initially planning to release the latest version of QuickPwn and PwnageTool as soon Apple releases iPhone OS 3.0 but they seem to have hit couple of last minute issues which has prevented them from releasing the tools.

Dev Team have published the following update on their blog:

We have two issues that we’ve been trying to resolve:

  1. There are new 3.0 complications with YouTube.app if you’re on a hacktivated (unofficially activated) device
  2. There’s a bug in Apple’s new version of asr that our custom IPSW’s are tickling and causing crashes on, on some devices.  (For the nerdy or curious among us, the details of that bug were tweeted by planetbeing a month ago.)
As of Thursday morning we now have a workaround for #2.  For #1, we’ll try our best to get it fixed but we may end up releasing a preliminary jailbreak in which YouTube doesn’t work for hacktivated devices, and then follow that up with a more complete jailbreak when we can.

I'm sure many of you are eagerly waiting for Dev Team to release the tools but I guess you will have to be a little patient as they want to ensure that you don't end up hitting issues. We will let you know as soon as the tools are available.

Dev Team have already announced that they will be releasing UltraSn0w, their software solution to unlock iPhone 3G running iPhone OS 3.0 on Friday. We might have to wait and watch if the delay in the release of the jailbreaking tools will impact it's release date.

Will you jailbreak your iPhone if it prevents the YouTube app from working? I'm curious to find out, so please drop us a line in the comment section below.

[via Dev Team's blog]