The iPhone Dev Team finally updated RedSn0w to version 0.8, which allows you to jailbreak the iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and the iPod Touch 2G.

The main features of RedSn0w 0.8 are:

  • a stable jailbreak (unlike PurpleRa1n)
  • Cydia and Icy are now fully compatible
  • UltraSn0w compatible with iPhone 3GS
  • Mobile Substrate and WinterBoard working well
  • Proper kernel patches which will enable logome (after it’s updated for 3.0).

That’s interesting that the Dev Team decided to finally release their iPhone 3GS jailbreak when they said just about a week ago that they wanted to wait for Apple to release 3.1 before making RedSn0w public. I guess they were emulated by the release of PurpleRa1n and needed to prove the iPhone world that they are the original iPhone hackers.

Unlock iPhone 3GS Using Ultrasn0w

After jailbreak your iPhone 3GS using Reds0w o.8 you also can unlock your iPhone 3GS using Ultrasn0w 0.8 version. As claimed by the team, stability of ultrasn0w should be drastically improved. The new version of ultrasn0w can still be used for iPhone 3G unlock. So, if you experienced any unlock problem on ultrasn0w 0.6, you may try out the latest version.

Note: For iPhone 3GS user, after running ultrasn0w, you may need to go to Settings->General->Reset and tap Reset Network Settings to make it work.

You can download redsn0w 0.8 (Windows / Mac) from Bigboss. For the jailbreak procedures, it should be very similar to the old version of redsn0w and you can check out the jailbreak guide here.