Thanks to developer comex JailbreakMe 3.0 has been released and is the simplest, fastest and easiest way to jailbreak your Apple iOS device. Nevertheless, for those who are looking for instructions and would like to preview the process before they go ahead, here is a tutorial.
First of all, make sure your device and firmware version are compatible with JailbreakMe 3.0. For almost all devices iOS 4.3.3 is the latest supported operating system. The only exception is the Verizon iPhone 4, where the jailbreak process will only work with firmware 4.2.6 through 4.2.8.
On Friday, Apple launched iOS 4.3.4 to patch a vulnerability that allowed hackers to remotely take over iOS devices. Unfortunately, this security risk was also the same PDF exploit used by Comex to release JailbreakMe 3.0 a little over a week ago. Not a big deal if you stuck with iOS 4.3.3, but for those of you who didn't get the memo, there is a savior in the form of a tethered jailbreak. Not as good, but better than nothing.
Redmond Pie released a tutorial on how to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad (sorry doesn't work for the iPad 2) and iPod touch running iOS 4.3.4.
Luckily for jailbreakers, Apple has yet to fix the exploit used in the latest versions of redsn0w and PwnageTool from the iPhone Dev-Team. This means the software can be used to jailbreak iOS 4.3.3 untethered on all current Apple mobile devices that support the firmware except for the iPad 2. The exploit comes courtesy of developer @i0n1c and marks the first time that three successive firmware updates from Apple have not plugged an existing jailbreak hole.
Geohot’s limera1n bootrom exploit is also used by Dev-Team to inject the jailbreak. The latest version of redsn0w is 0.9.6rc15 and remains the simplest way to jailbreak a supported iOS device using either Mac OS X or a Windows computer. More information along with the install files can be found at the Dev-Team Blog. PwnageTool has also been adapted for iOS 4.3.3 and is currently available for Mac OS X users.
Apple has been releasing iOS updates left and right lately, greeting iPhone owners with a prompt every time they start up iTunes. Many are wondering if these updates are important, what the purpose of the updates are, and whether or not it's actually worth the time to continue installing. When it comes to the latest update, iOS 4.3.3, Apple has made significant changes to the way in which location data is stored on your device.
Responding to criticism and questions from across the board, Apple is reacting to a discovery by security researchers Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden. The pair discovered a log file on the iPhone and iPad that keeps location data from cellular tower triangulation indefinitely. With software they wrote, they were able to see maps of where they had been with their iPhones ever since the iOS 4.0 update was installed.