Apple hasn’t even officially rolled out its iPhone 2.2. OS yet and we’re already seeing the iPhone development community hacking away at the beta-release of the iPhone OS update. And, by “development community” we’re referring to the skilled iPhone-hacking code-monkeys on the iPhone Dev Team.
The iPhone 2.2 OS is expected to finally bring the highly publicized Google Maps Street View feature to the iPhone and iPhone 3G. And, with a revised iPhone Safari browser in tow, the iPhone 2.2 OS should be a worthy update.
So, to ease your worries of losing all jailbreak functionality and all those cool iPhone jailbreak applications that you’ve come to love, the iPhone Dev Team has officially announced their success in jailbreaking the latest iPhone 2.2 OS beta release. The iPhone Dev Team has confirmed a jailbreak and unlock solution working on an original iPhone, which probably means that the iPhone 3G will also be getting the jailbreak treatment as soon as Apple goes live with the iPhone 2.2 OS.
Says the iPhone Dev Team:
The second beta of firmware version 2.2 has been out for a few days. It looks like Apple still doesn’t have a fix for devices already prone to the pwnage jailbreak and unlock.
Of course, only the original iPhone can be SIM-unlocked via the iPhone Dev Team’s software-based unlock solution. iPhone 3G owners will have to keep waiting, fingers crossed, in hopes that the iPhone Dev Team can finally put their baseband access to good use.
Oh, and remember to keep updating your iPhone via jailbreak (Pwnage Tool) in order to ensure that you preserve the older baseband firmware that the iPhone Dev Team is working to unlock – iPhone OS updates come bundled from Apple with newer baseband firmwares that may not be unlockable when push comes to shove, so the iPhone Dev Team’s Pwnage Tool updates your iPhone with an older baseband firmware.
[Via: iPhone Dev Team]