When Apple spread the word about their newest iPhone, I was very excited to try it out. Compared to the iPhone 4, my top-of-the-line iPhone 3GS looked like a brick. Yet I didn’t immediately jump the bandwagon and bought an iPhone 4. I’ll have to wait until news of a credible jailbreak tool is available, before I purchase what would otherwise be a very expensive purchase.
To those unfamiliar with iPhone terminology, “jailbreak” simply means opening up the iPhone’s software so that you can install free applications, movies, and music. Though the Apple App Store is equipped with for sale applications, there are those who would rather use applications they get for free.
And in this financially challenging time, I would rather spend my money on other things rather than games on the iPhone which I could get from download sites for free.
I immediately turned to Geohot, a master when it comes to jailbreaking iPhones. In a blog entry, Geohot let out how he was able to jailbreak his iPhone 4, but didn’t mention any information about when the said jailbreak would be available for public consumption. When bloggers comment about when this elusive prize would be released, the master responded that he would not be answering any queries about the release date, because it serves as distraction.
Meanwhile, other iPhone 4 users are weaning themselves of Geohot’s powerful jailbreak tools, and are looking forward to other already available alternatives. There is a new program being rumored by Comex Jailbreak, which was said to convert iPhones with the same speed of Spirit.
Though for other Geohot loyalists, the iPhone hacker mentioned in his blog post about how his current version of the jailbreak tool for the iPhone 4 is used for his own curiosity only. Whether or not it is actually advisable for public, that much remains shady. All we could do is hope that the iPhone dev team would get this act together, and be able to release the jailbreak tool.