'Spirit' Jailbreak Tool for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch Released

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    Over the weekend, a new jailbreaking tool known as "Spirit" was released, offering users the ability modify their iPhone OS devices to run third-party applications not approved or distributed by Apple. Notably, Spirit is compatible with all three iPhone OS devices: iPhone, iPod touch, and now Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G iPad models. Spirit also offers an untethered jailbreaking solution, allowing users to restart their jailbroken devices as necessary without the need for a computer to assist with the booting process.

    In addition to the usual jailbreaking caveats regarding Apple's disapproval of the process and the possibility of unexpected behavior requiring the user to restore his or her device, Spirit's author notes that the iPad jailbreak remains in beta form and that certain application packages can cause problems for users' devices.

    Spirit is a jailbreaking tool only, and does not unlock locked iPhones for use on other carriers than those officially supported by Apple. It does, however, install Cydia, the popular application store where users can obtain apps for jailbroken devices.

    Article Link: 'Spirit' Jailbreak Tool for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch Released
     
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    How long until everyone starts getting free books from the iBooks store?
     
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    That was fast. Though not overly unexpected considering that the iPad OS is basically the same as the iPhone.
     
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    iPhone 3GS 3.1.3

    will this work for the iPhone 3GS 3.1.3 ???
     
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    Just click on the link and it's right there. Yes.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Documentation says it does work, for 3.1.3, as well as 3.2 (iPad).
     
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    Nice name.

    I do wonder if iPhone apps will work on iPad, or if (aside from UI) the iPad will require its own written apps.
     
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    Nice, just yesterday I was looking to Jailbreak my phone. :)
     
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    Instructions

    is there Any Instructions on how to Do this?
     
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    I like the informal style of their notice:
    On iPad, all this is still sort of beta.​
     
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    Does this jailbreak contain Rock? I read the site but didn't see anything about it.
     
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    Holy freakin' crap, that works quick! I plugged in my iPod, hit "Jailbreak", and it whirred for second and my iPod restarted, already jailbroken!

    If it's stable, then I'm going to be very impressed.

    jW

    EDIT:
    Look at the beginning of my post. Not that it requires any instructions...
     
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    Works perfectly on a 3.1.3 3GS!
     
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    Would this allow for tethering?
     
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    It's always good to have an alternative....... especially since Apple don't want to give any.
     
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    Anyone else having a problem with their map app after the jb?
    It fails to locate me now.
     
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    great, can't wait to get home to do this. Missing tethering on my iphone.
     
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    tethering

    I have installed it now how do i install the tethering App?
     
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    ? There are plenty of free books on the iBooks store. ;)
     
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    I would like to know how to do this also. Besides tethering what is another good reason to jailbreak?
     
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    p0rn...? I dunno, been wondering that myself.
     
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    Resale value killer

    Well, that just killed the resale value of my early 3GS. The market just got flooded with many more jailbreakable phones. Oh well, at least mine is still able to be unlocked, and now I can jailbreak my iPad if I ever want to.

    (not entirely serious, but partly fwiw)
     
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    Couple good reasons to jailbreak I've found:

    Themes (some really nice ones out there, I'm a fan of Buuf2)
    Quick Application launchers (although many of these need updates yesterday)
    Apps that Apple disallows

    Bad reasons to jailbreak:

    Stealing apps
    Just because

    One thing to keep in mind is that jailbreaking certainly can cause your iPhone/iPod to be less stable. I've found that to be the case sometimes, though it depends on the apps I've installed. Anything that doesn't function like a normal app, but can be accessed while using another app, or that modifies another app, has the potential to decrease stability. Don't jailbreak unless you are willing to take the risk, and preferably can troubleshoot such issues yourself.

    jW
     
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    I have a 3rd gen, 64GB iPod touch with firmware 3.1.2 installed and i've ALREADY jailbroken my pad with blackra1n. ( and I have a MBP, for that matter )

    I don't want to screw anything up, 'cause I don't have time right now to fix it (in case anything goes wrong). so, I wanted to ask you WHICH SCENARIO IS MORE LIKELY TO WORK?

    1. I let iTunes to download 3.1.3 and restore the device ( I don't care about contents of my iPod ).
    2. Just download 'Sprint' and hit the button.



    OR

    1. to download the 'iPod3,1_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw' manually, then install it through iTunes ( by holding option when clicking on 'Restore' Button. and of course the iPod is in DFU mode ).
    2. Run 'Sprint'.


    ???

    thanks in advance.
     
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    Was released late yesterday. Yes it works with 3.1.3, friend has tried on his phone.
     

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