Sn0wbreeze To Jailbreak iOS 4 For iPhone 3GS (New Bootrom) Coming Soon

iPhone 4 - First Impressions

iPhone jailbreaking community has released tools like PwnageTool, Redsn0w and Sn0wbreeze to jailbreak iOS 4 for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS users. But in case of iPhone 3GS, they only work if you’ve an iPhone 3GS with older bootrom, which essentially means that users who bought their iPhone 3GS after mid-October last year are out of luck.

This might soon change if you go by a new video, which shows iPhone 3GS (with new bootrom) on iOS 4 that’s jailbroken.

AKinGdom1 who has published the video claims:

As of today, Im one of only a handful of regular jailbreakers to be be pwned on 4.0 with a new bootrom 3Gs. That could always change tomorrow, who knows.

The only chance of being able to use a simliar tool to is to have 3.1.2 shsh blobs saved.

The only chance of being able to use a simliar tool to is to have 3.1.2 shsh blobs saved.

iH8sn0w, developer of Sn0wbreeze has confirmed that the video is indeed real:

The cool video here — // Is indeed real, but requires the 3.1.2 SHSH blobs.

and Please don’t ask for a release on this. I’m not planning on it.

Alright… If anyone has their 3.1.2 SHSH blobs, NOT 3.1.3. Then I’ll see if I can produce a tool that will do this job…

So it means that:

  1. It will be a tethered jailbreak, which means that the jailbreak needs to be reapplied every time you power down your iPhone 3GS. If you let the battery run out or restart your iPhone 3GS then you will need to reapply the jailbreak by connecting to your computer (tethering).

  2. It will only work if you had saved your iPhone 3GS’s SHSH blobs (or ECID files) for iPhone OS 3.1.2. It looks like it won’t work with iPhone OS 3.1.3.

  3. It should probably also work for iPod Touch 2G (MC models) and iPod Touch 3G.

You can use F0recast to find out if your iPhone 3GS has newer or older bootrom.

Comex, developer of popular jailbreaking tool, Spirit jailbreak for iPhone OS 3.1.3, iPhone OS 3.1.2 has discovered another userland jailbreak in iOS 4 similar to the one used in Spirit jailbreak that has helped in jailbreaking iPhone 4. It might help also in jailbreaking iPhone 3GS with new bootrom without the need to tether it.

If you have an iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS (with older bootrom) and iPod Touch (non-MC model) then you can use our step-by-step tutorials to jailbreak your iDevices on iOS 4.

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


iH8sn0w has published a step-by-step guide for now as he has realized it would take too long to develop the tool. You can checkout the step-by-step guide to jailbreak iOS 4 for iPhone 3GS (new bootrom) users with SHSH blobs (ECID files) here.

[via iH8sn0w]