Dev-Team: Do Not Update To iPhone Firmware 3.1 Yet

iphone3g-pwnedIn case you dont know the drill by now, the Dev-Team is is re-warning users not to update their iPhone software when Apple releases the 3.1 firmware.This week Apple will be all over the news with their announcements at Wednesday’s “Let’s Rock” event. But with so many new owners of the iPhone 3GS, and with so many new owners of the iPhone 3G (perhaps sold to them buy these new 3GS owners)…now is a good time to send out this general advisory.

If you update to Apple’s new software using the normal iTunes process, you will lose your ultrasn0w unlock. In fact you may lose it permanently, because for most people the baseband firmware cannot be reverted to a previous version (unlike the main application CPU firmware).
But don’t worry…our PwnageTool program let’s you update your main firmware without touching your baseband firmware, so you can still have the best of both worlds. But you must be diligent about saying “no” to your iTunes request this week to update your firmware.

5 Replies to “Dev-Team: Do Not Update To iPhone Firmware 3.1 Yet”

  1. Just say no.

    These guys know what they doing.
    Remember a few months ago when the new i-Phone 3GS owners updated and did not have the luxury of the jail-broken i-Phone?
    Then beginning of July the Dev-Team came to our rescue and released the updated versions of redsn0w and ultrasn0w. It was just patience on our part waiting for these guys to release their newer versions.
    Dev Team member George Hotz said “playing cat-and-mouse with Apple was basically unavoidable anyway, so why not just tackle exploits as they become available, instead of trying to put one over on the software giant?”

    Originally the Dev-Team were planning on holding off on a 3GS jailbreak release until AFTER the official 3.1 firmware update from Apple and in so doing, hoping to prevent Cupertino from plugging the exploit used to access and jailbreak the 3GS.

    So if you itching to update your firmware to Apples official 3.1 and you have a jail-broken I-Phone, take heed of the wise words in the article above.

    But not to forget that unlocking your device brings with it a few worries: such as voiding your Apple warranty.
    So take care people.

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