Apple iPhone 3GS Jailbreaking Tool Hits the Street
UPDATED: The hacker who made the news in 2007 for unlocking Apple's first iPhone has released a new application for jailbreaking the iPhone 3GS. The tool is currently available for Windows only.George Hotz, the 19-year old hacker who made headlines for unlocking Apple's original iPhone, has now released the first-known jailbreaking tool for iPhone 3GS. The tool, called "purplea1n," initially was only available for versions of the Windows operating system-excluding Windows 7-but Hotz declared in a blog post that a version for the Mac is now available. The software requires that the latest version of iTunes is installed and is for iPhone 3GS with 3.0 firmware.
"Note the binary size of purplera1n, it's smaller than C++ hello world," he blogged. "No 20MB thing that needs to be torrented. And no IPSW to download. This is how jailbreak should be!"