George Hotz (geohot) has announced that he has successfully found a way to jailbreak the iPhone 3GS, following his success to be the first person to successfully unlock the original iPhone, right before the iPhone Dev Team releasing their jailbreak, after the team decided to put their jailbreak on hold for the iPhone 3.1 update.
“Normally I don’t make tools for the general public, and rather wait for the dev team to do it. But guys, whats up with waiting until 3.1? That isn’t how the game is played,” he wrote in a blog post. “We release, Apple fixes, we find new holes. It isn’t worth waiting because you might have the ‘last’ hole in the iPhone. What last hole… this isn’t golf.”
The new process, called “purplera1n”, is currently Windows-only – except for Windows 7, so those running on a Mac won’t be able to get it (without the need of virtualisation software like Parallels, but we don’t know if this works or not). As well, this is IN BETA – meaning that BACKUP everything that you have on the iPhone before running this; and that it will not free you from your carrier.
Other requirements include that you need the latest iTunes installed and iPhone OS 3 (which should be pre-installed in your iPhone 3GS).