It has been quite some time since the iPhone 3GS Jailbreak has been released, but ever since this specific jailbreak, newer iPhone 3GS models had to be connected to the computer in order to reboot and re-jailbreak their iPhone. There may be a new solution now with the new iDongle.
– This video was provided as a tip, so we have not tried this new iPhone 3GS jailbreak and do not know whether it does in fact work. Jailbreaking your iPhone is at your own discretion and responsibility.
– The iDongle claims to solve the tethering problem iPhone 3GS owners have had with a bootrom above 5.12.07*. It does NOT deal with jailbreaking iPhone OS 3.1.3. For the latter jailbreak, you can checkout How To Jailbreak iPhone 3.1.3 with Snowbreeze.
The new iPhone iDongle is a miniature device that claims to act as your tethered connection when in need to Jailbreak your iPhone 3GS (OS 3.1.2 and below). This iDongle savior takes care of the problem iPhone 3.1.2 3GS owners (with a bootrom above 5.12.07*) have had for quite some time. Those with this current bootrom and above have witnessed the wonderful Jailbreak by GeoHot for the 3GS in an extremely easy version. The major downfall is that if a Reboot is done or a hard reset, you must ‘re-jailbreak’ your iPhone. Even worst, in order to re-jailbreak, you must hook it up to your computer. Of course, this is a pain, but in the meantime, there hasn’t been a solution to that…until the iDongle.
As can be seen in the demo video, the iDongle simply connects to your iPhone (as the iPhone USB cable), but it is wireless, portable and is powered by a 9V battery. When in need of a reboot, the iDongle goes to work and acts as the jailbreaker of the iPhone 3GS. The video shows the process working and the simplicity, but there are a few unanswered (not yet proven) things that cannot be determined from the video alone, such as Bootrom version and authenticity of the presentation.
Still, those with Jailbroken iPhone 3GS that have the newer bootrom and have experienced this frustrating tethering problem know exactly how such a device is like a miracle worker. To be able not have to be connected in order to Jailbreak?! That would simply be heaven.
The iDongle is currently in limited supplies but as mentioned in source below, it is hopefully going to reach a wider market.
“Any iPhone 3GS made after week 40 (2009). The week number is usually the 4th and 5th digit of the serial number. iPod Touch 2G whose serial number begins with “MC” are concerned or any iPod Touch 3G.” – MyBoyfriend is a Geek
Thanks Nitay for the Tip!