Spirit2Pwn: Hack Allows Users To Update And Jailbreak iPhone 3GS With iOS 4, Which Is Already Jailbroken Using Spirit [Updated]

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Things have got quite complicated and confusing for users who want to jailbreak their iPhone after Apple released iOS 4.

Currently it is possible to jailbreak iOS 4 for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS but in case of iPhone 3GS, there are still some ifs and buts.

You can only jailbreak iPhone 3GS with an older bootrom only if you’ve already jailbroken your iPhone 3GS but haven’t used Spirit to jailbreak it.

Update: ModMyI is reporting that Spirit2Pwn is not developed by Gojonnyboi and is probably fake. 

iPhone hacker by the handle, Gojohnnyboi has just released a hack called Spirit2Pwn to patch Spirit jailbreak so that users who have jailbroken their iPhone 3GS using Spirit can also jailbreak it using PwnageTool or Sn0wbreeze.

Please note that this won’t work for iPhone 3GS with newer bootrom.

You can follow these steps to install the Spirit2Pwn hack:

  1. Please don’t forget to backup your iPhone before you proceed. You can refer to this post for instructions on how to backup your iPhone 3GS.

  2. We haven’t been able to test it out so please proceed at your own risk.

  3. Launch Cydia on your jailbroken iPhone 3GS with older bootrom. You can use F0recast to find out if your iPhone 3GS has newer or older bootrom. Please DO NOT install Spirit2Pwn if you have a newer bootrom as it could end up bricking your iPhone.

  4. Tap on the Manage tab at the bottom and then tap on Sources.

  5. Tap on the ‘Edit’ button and then on ‘Add’ to add the repository required to install Spirit2Pwn.

  6. Then add the repo http://repo.woowiz.net to Cydia.

  7. Search for ‘spirit2pwn’ in Cydia and tap on Install to install the hack.

After Spirit2Pwn is installed, you should be able to use PwnageTool for Mac Users and Sn0wbreeze for Windows users to create the custom iOS 4 firmware file to update and jailbreak your iPhone 3GS (old bootrom) that was previously jailbroken using Spirit with iOS 4.

Please drop us a line to tell us how it goes.

Update: ModMyI is reporting that the Spirit2Pwn hack is not developed by Gojonnyboi and is probably fake. But surprisingly it seems to have worked for some of our readers. It looks like the developer of the hack used the img3flasher program that was developed by Gojonnyboi and msft.guy, which helps flash firmware images into nor. So its not clear if it is fake. We would recommend users to avoid it until we get more clarity. Thanks everyone for your comments.

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