Should I wait for 3.1 to jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by james4513, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. james4513 macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2008
    Want to jailbreak to use Backgrounder. Seems there is a lengthy lag in being able to upgrade to the latest OS if you want to continue being jailbroken. Does anyone know when 3.1 will be available? If it's in the near, should I jailbreak now or wait until 3.1 is out?

  2. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    If you wait for 3.1, you will have to wait a while after that for the Jailbreak. It is very unusual that a new version of the OS can be jailbroken at release. Often it is months. You can always jailbreak now and then re-jailbreak (and install 3.1) when the 3.1 jailbreak is finally released. But this will mean waiting a while for 3.1.

    If you decide to upgrade to 3.1 and have not yet captured your iBEC and iBSS, you must capture them first. The iPhone Dev-Team says that these files will soon be required for unlocking your phone, and it is not possible to extract them after upgrading to 3.1. There are good guides to capturing the iBEC and iBSS files at, for both Mac and Windows.
  3. dusker macrumors member

    May 31, 2009
    no it's not. it's usually matter of days.
  4. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2009
    The ability to jailbreak is normally available within a couple of weeks.

    It's the unlock that takes a while longer normally
  5. Oceansized macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2007
    That iBEC and iBSS stuff.. Is that only for unlocking the phone.

    I only want to jailbreak again after 3.1 so will I not need to worry about that?
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    No, those are for jailbreaking.
    And the dev team said as long as you have those files you will always be able to jailbreak your 3GS.
    Jailbreak tools are usually released within the first week sometimes a little longer depending if you're using Mac or PC.

  7. joms macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2009
    whats the difference between jailbreak and unlocking? i thought they were one and the same.....

    .. sorry for being ignorant
  8. uanuglyfool macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2009
    The Moon, CA

    Jailbreaking gives you the unofficial apps. Unlocking lets you take your iPhone to other carriers that use GSM

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