iphone 3gs not jailbreakable?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by FearNo1, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. FearNo1 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    I wonder if apple has taken steps to eliminate jailbreaking on iphone 3gs? I am interested in the fone as long as it can be jailbroken...
  2. Kadman macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2007
    There are only two types of electronic devices in this world. Those that have been hacked, and those that are about to be hacked. I give it a week max (probably much sooner) before it's hacked.
  3. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Who knows. We all know how long people whined, and whined for an iPod touch 2nd gen jailbreak. It came. But slowly.
  4. skinnylegs macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2006
    San Diego
    If Apple makes it, they will break it. Guaranteed. LOL
  5. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    It is going to be a very complicated now. Not only will it use the same protection as the 2G iPod touch, but it also has full device encryption.

    I hope it's simpler than it sounds.
  6. DHarrisDBS34 macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2008
    It's pretty much impossible to make something absolutely unjailbreakable. They can make it harder, but eventually, a good hacker will find a way.
  7. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

    Dec 5, 2007
    Greatest quote ever. Did you just think of that, or did you read it elsewhere?
  8. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    I think there will be far more focus on teh iphone 3gs than the ipod touch 2nd gen
  9. aerospace macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    Less reasons to jailbrake now I could do without.

    1. Although tether on att is still not an option
    2. Modding your phone looks
    3. Opening up voice control to every app(only thing I'd really like)
    4. What can't you live without?
  10. Kadman macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2007
    I just typed it but it's honestly not that original. It's just a play on other sayings such as "there are two types of politicians in the world. Those that have had scandals, and those who are going to have scandals." You get the point.

    Glad you found it amusing! :D
  11. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I really don't think apple works too hard at making the phones unable to be jailbroken. Its probably very easy for them to put in a hardware chip with certain encryption to ensure the phone isn't jailbroken.
  12. phobic99 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2008
    Tethering is huge for me and it's probably the main reason I'm going to want jailbreaking in the 3GS. Of course, if ATT didn't suck as bad as they do (like every other US carrier) then this wouldn't be an issue. :rolleyes:
  13. Revelation78 macrumors 68000


    Dec 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    Verizon charges extra for tethering, what's your point? Oh you mean Sprint, that is loosing thousands of customers per day - yeah they have to due whatever they can to retain customers. Let's not talk about T-Mobile, their data just sucks.

    One thing people fail to remember, Sprint used to be one of the most expensive providers.

    I would like a "decently" priced tethering and data bundle too! The only carrier you can really compare AT&T to is Verizon. Both of them are within $1-2 of each other in cost depending on rate plan and add on features.
  14. pauld macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2003
    Tokyo (London for the holidays!)
    I wouldn't ever bother with jailbreaking if I had the option to put different sims in my phone (for travelling), but as it stands, if someone can enable that, I would gladly pay in the region of £30/$50 for it (although this REALLY should come as standard).
    Until then, I won't even consider a 3GS.
  15. Tensakun macrumors 6502


    Jan 21, 2008
    Akashi, Japan
    Interesting hypothesis...to the usual punters: "Do the right thing!"; to the knerds in the know: "wink, wink...";)
  16. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
    The only things I jailbroke my 2G phone for was tethering and video. Got video capture now, and if the 3GS is as fast as they say, I might not care about tethering either.
  17. bjquach macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2008
    For those that do resale. Jailbreak and unlock is a top priority to get the most resale value.
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I think the bigger, more notable thing is that, throughout the lifespan of the iPhone 3G, there still hasn't been a truly simple, straightforward unlocking solution that worked at the level of functionality that Pwnage Tool provided with 2.0 on the original iPhone. Yellowsn0w works, but it isn't without problems.

    I'll be curious to see if, now that basebands will probably stop being updated on the iPhone 3G in favor of concentrating on the 3GS, we get a long-term, stable solution for 3G unlocking.
  19. newConvert macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2006
    The only reason I want to jailbreak my iPhone (when I get it) is to have the lock screens w/ all the notifications, like this.. if it could do it on its own, no reason for me....

  20. stylinexpat macrumors 65816


    Mar 6, 2009
    Can the new Iphone 3 GS be purchase unlocked in the US??
  21. Pattycerts macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2007
    I may JB to get Slingplayer to work via 3G, but haven't decided if the 30 bucks for the Player is worth it yet. I wouldn't use it THAT much, if at all, and I can set my DVR via the DirecTv app.
  22. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
  23. synagence macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    Given the new iPhone 3GS can be hardware encrypted ... they might put the bootloaded encrypted or some other low-level blocks ...
  24. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
    I only plan on getting the 3GS if its jailbreakable

    I need Lockdown and iBlacklist
  25. btcutter macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2008
    How about tricking the iPhone to think your are on Wifi and use 3G to stream video from Sling?!

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