Below is a video showing the jailbreak of an iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.0.1 - However this jailbreak works for any iOS device running iOS 4.0.1 or lower.  There were some early issues with MMS and Facetime not working. It is reported that MMS is now working.  I have heard reports from others that skype does not work in the background.  And I am sure there will be some other issues that are found. 

UPDATE: 8/2/10 11:42 PM CT - I jailbroke my iPhone 4 running iOS 4.0.1 - NO issues - All is working great including Facetime. Looks like they have resolved the issues they had last night.  Both my iPhone 4 and 3GS are working great. As with any jailbreak - as you ad more and more apps you increase your odds exponentially of there being a conflict.  So keep your jailbreak App downloads to a min and to just the ones you need.  If you try an app and don't like it - remove it ASAP.  Also those jailbreaking with iOS 4.0.1 for an iPhone seemed to report the best results. Mostly the reporting has been overwhelmingly positive for this Jailbreak - Kudos to those involved in making this possible.  

UPDATE 2: 8/3/10 12:05 AM CT - One other common thread seems to be those that do the jailbreak when connected to wifi are having better results then those trying the jailbreak via 3G. Also it seems better when clicking on a link like that below then when typing in the URL.  If you do have an issue - make sure to force quite safari and then clear your cache before trying again. 


BIG NOTE: Do not try to jailbreak if you don't like when things go to (expletive). If you need your device for your business and being without it for any period of time will cause you to loose your job - stop now.  If you get mad at your significant other at how they fold towels or put the toilet paper on a roll - Jailbreaking is probably not for your personality.  Sometimes things break and your device will likely crash more often then if it was not jailbroken. 

 

To Jailbreak just point your iOS device running iOS 4.0.1 or lower to:

http://www.jailbreakme.com

There is no need for a computer, SHSH Blobs or anything else.  Just point your iOS device to the link above and slide the slider to jailbreak.  See the video for more info.  

 

To learn how to use Cydia - The App store for Jailbreaking - See the following tutorials.

Of course - Make sure you backup before trying this.  And don't upgrade to iOS 4.1 or 4.0.2 or whatever comes after iOS 4.0.1 if you want to use this jailbreak method.

 

Category:breaking news -- posted at: 11:51am EDT
Comments[6]

  • Soo easy! Worked beautifully on my iPad 3.2.1 . Finally I could update to the latest version fixing an annoying issue with MultiSIMs on the same contract on where your main phone wasn't reachable anymore (going to voicemail after one ring) once the iPad was running via 2G or 3G. After the jailbreak, I installed Rock and it recognized my iPad and allowed me to re-install all my jailbroken apps with one click of a button. Sweet! It even kept most of the jailbroken app settins as far as I can tell. (You need a free Rock ID for that) Later on, I'll see about adding a warning screen for possible other sites trying to use the PDF exploit. There's a tutorial here http://www.funkyspacemonkey.com/fix-pdf-exploit-jailbreaking-jailbreakme

    posted by: Sebastian on 2010-08-06 11:06:10

  • I jailbroke my iphone 4 running 4.0.1 and everything went smoothly. The only thing I noticed was that cydia was slow to load but I think that was due to an unusual load on the server from all the people trying to access it today. I successfully installed the following apps with no problems what so ever. backgrounder five icon dock winterboard insomnia mywi notifier privaCY rock app sbsettings volume boost 3g unrestrictor and blue digital dialer so far I have not experienced any performance issues or any unexpected behavior from my phone. This is a great jailbreak that was easy to apply.

    posted by: wickednix on 2010-08-03 05:51:15

  • Ridiculously easy! My first jailbrake went flawlessly! Thank you for the great tutorial Rob and your quick reply to my e-mail.

    posted by: Tim on 2010-08-03 00:39:50

  • Rob, here are some direction for people having trouble down load the new jailbreak from jailbreakme.com. This work for me when I kept get the "oop can't connect to host server" message. Found this on the appfaction forum. Robert in Silver Spring MD Jailbreakme.com is at a blank purple screen =========UPDATE!!============= This works! If you are stuck at the purple screen, do these steps!!! (Only on 3GS or 4) 1) put your iphone to Airplane mode. 2) Go to > Setting > safari- -> Cookies > Accept. 3) Double tap home button. 4) Press and hold to quit safari (in multitask mode). it needs to be off 5) Clear all Cache andn cookies. 6) Open safari and go to jailbreakme.modmyi.com<- go to this and not jailbreakme.com 7) If cannot, Repeat! Let me know if these steps works?!

    posted by: Rob W on 2010-08-02 19:46:32

  • Thanks Rob! I saw news about this but would not try till I saw it is Rob approved. Thanks.

    posted by: Edgar on 2010-08-02 17:13:19

  • thanks for you advise.

    posted by: superbacnetreatment on 2010-08-02 17:12:10

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