Spirit Untethered iPhone Jailbreak Released (3.1.x)

The Spirit jailbreak has arrived. Users can now jailbreak any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with one-click. The result is an untethered jailbreak that provides access to unauthorized hacks, apps and tweaks. A carrier unlock is not included.

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Developer @comex announced that Spirit worked on iPhones and iPod Touch devices running 3.1.2 or 3.1.3 firmware, as well as the iPad running 3.2. The software is available from the Spirit jailbreak website along with more details and a donate button.

Here are some details from the site:

- Spirit is an untethered jailbreak for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch on the latest firmwares.
- Spirit is not a carrier unlock.
- If you currently are using a tethered jailbreak, you have to restore to use Spirit. Do not upgrade if you use an unlock on an iPhone 3G or 3GS. (You can, however, restore to 3.1.2 if you have SHSH blobs for that version.)

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The Spirit jailbreak is a userland jailbreak, meaning it runs after the kernel is already running, hence the untethered operation. Formerly, users running tethered jailbreaks had to be connected to a computer to reboot their iPhones. Apple could quickly patch Spirit with a firmware upgrade, however users could simply keep their current firmware to keep the jailbreak.

Users planning to install the Spirit jailbreak are urged to back up their SHSH blobs before jailbreaking their iPhone. If the iPhone is updated to a new firmware version and the jailbreak is lost, downgrading to 3.1.3 will require this SHSH information so the jailbreak can be re-installed.

To use Spirit, iTunes 9.x and an activated iPhone running 3.1.x are required. One click in the Spirit application is all it takes and the Cydia app store icon will appear on the home screen. As always, be cautious if you decide to try Spirit. Jailbreaking will violate your warranty and user agreements.