iPhone 3G succumbs to being jailbroken

iPhone 3G succumbs to being jailbroken

Summary: Yesterday was a watershed day for the iPhone 3G. First it was unlocked (if only with a SIM adapter) and later in the day it was jailbroken by the rabid efforts of the iPhone Dev Team.

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iPhone 3G jailbroken

Yesterday was a watershed day for the iPhone 3G. First it was unlocked (if only with a SIM adapter) and later in the day it was jailbroken by the rabid efforts of the iPhone Dev Team. A video posted on their blog appears to show all the gory details. Pictured above is a screenshot of the new and improved device selection screen. (Tip: Engadget)

Topics: Wi-Fi, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Networking

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  • What good does it do to "jailbreak" an Iphone?

    Now that Apple and AT&T require the 3G Iphones to be
    activated in the store, it must mean that a person might be
    able to use another carrier, but AT&T and Apple have made
    their profit, at least for the 2 year plan duration. I guess it
    would allow programs to be used that have not been
    approved by Apple.
    Prime Detailer
  • RE: iPhone 3G succumbs to being jailbroken

    It allows people to get at a number (and I mean a NUMBER) of customization features, games, apps, and things that are not in the AppStore.

    It also allows for missing features such as MMS to be added via programs such as SwirlyMMS which is literally the ONLY app out there to do MMS on the iphone. It's solid, it works and yet it's not on the AppStore.

    People should encourage the developer by supporting them to put it there. Or encourage Apple to add it as a feature. It's one element that other phones have that the iphone could easily have and it's part of the plan which people pay for on their phones.

    I tried it when I jailbroke my phone before 2.0 came out. I still used AT&T as my carrier, I just wanted the additional apps. I then upgraded to 2.0. Now...looking to downgrade so I can have that functionality back.

    Mike
    ceo8
  • RE: iPhone 3G succumbs to being jailbroken

    A phone that works only on AT&T's network..why bother?
    krismartin56
  • RE: iPhone 3G succumbs to being jailbroken

    I have not bought ANYTHING Apple in years. Microsoft and T-Mobile all the way!
    erniem19709