January 29, 2008 in iAnnouncements (E)
[prMac.com] AriX and Ben Feldman, creators of the popular Mac OS X utility iJailBreak, are very pleased to announce the immediate availability of iJailBreakMobile 1.0, a new branch of the popular (and newly upgraded) iJailBreak utility. This new package allows iPod Touch and iPhone users on jailbroken 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 installations to automatically upgrade to and jailbreak the new 1.1.3 firmware through their device via Installer.app.
iJailBreakMobile is part of a new wave of jailbreaking technologies - one that is a lot more innovative, a lot more simplified, and doesn't require the use of a computer. iJailBreakMobile is available to all iPod Touch and iPhone owners, regardless of whether they run Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, a BSD, BeOS, AmigaOS, Solaris, or something else on their computer.
If you are currently on 1.1.3 and aren't jailbroken, we suggest you downgrade back to 1.1.1. Instructions for doing that can be found at iJailBreak.com/downgrade113 - if you are using an iPhone, follow the first two pages, and if you are using an iPod Touch, just follow the first page, then visit JailbreakMe.com & jailbreak. If you are currently on 1.1.2 and aren't jailbroken, we suggest that you also downgrade to 1.1.1. Instructions for doing that can be found at iJailBreak website. Once you're done following those steps, visit JailbreakMe to downgrade.
If you're on 1.1.1 and aren't jailbroken, visit JailbreakMe.com to be automatically jailbroken. Then you're all set to jailbreak! Note that for iPhone users, no reactivation will be required and any unlocks you may have placed will remain in place. And while all 3rd party applications you may have previously installed will be deleted, their settings will not be - so if/when you reinstall them, all settings, preferences, high-scores, etc. will remain.
To jailbreak, go to Installer.app, tap Sources at the bottom right, then Edit towards the top right, then Add towards the top left, and add the source jailbreak.com/repo.plist. Go into the new iJailBreakMobile category, and install the 'iJailBreak 1.1.1' or 'iJailBreak 1.1.2' package, depending on which.
Once you see that the package is downloading properly, you can leave the device alone. Depending on your Internet connection, it may take as little as 30 minutes, as long as 1 hour, or even longer. Once the package is done installing, the device should automatically reboot into 1.1.3. If you see that the 'spinning cog' remains on the screen for a couple of minutes, it's safe to manually reboot the device, at which point you'll be in 1.1.3.
As with all past versions of iJailBreak, iJailBreakMobile 1.1.3 is free software licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2. As such, the package, utility and underlying source code are available AS IS and don't come with any warranty. You can read the full license at iJailBreak.com/license. If you are happy with iJailBreakMobile 1.0, please consider donating to AriX and Ben Feldman if you can - all funds are very much appreciated and go towards more iPhones and iPod Touches for testing and development purposes. More information on donating can be found at the iJailBreak website.
Enjoy, and happy jailbreaking!
iJailBreakMobile is an automated jailbreaker for your iPod Touch or iPhone licensed under the GNU General Public License v2 written by 13-year-old AriX with help from 13-year-old friend Ben Feldman. iJailBreakMobile does its "magic," so to speak, over the Internet and on the device, so no computer is required.