Dev Team claims iPhone 3G jailbreak success, public "this week"

Dev Team claims iPhone 3G jailbreak success, public "this week"

Ben Wilson

Amidst the swirl of Apple's recent iPhone, App Store, and iTunes releases, the jailbreaking community has been not-so-patiently waiting for ways to use the iPhone 3G with other carriers and with non-App Store 3rd party software.

On its blog, the iPhone Dev Team has just posted a video of what it claims is "the world's first jailbroken iPhone 3G running our own software." While true that there have already been jailbreaks for the iPhone 2.0 firmware, this latest "pwnage" represents a big step forward toward a complete solution for users wanting to use the latest iPhone without being required to join with a particular carrier, and run non-Apple-sanctioned applications on the device.

Sources tell iPhone Atlas that a public release could take place as early as this week.

Meanwhile, former Dev Team member George Hotz explains jailbreaking (allowing users to install 3rd party applications) and unlocking (allowing users to run iPhones on any GSM cellular network) and underscores that success in one is independent of the other.

Zibri, the iPhone developer responsible for ZiPhone, an all-in-one solution has made it clear that he intends to update ZiPhone, but no real timeframe has been set.