Finally iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 2G on iOS 4.1 Beta are now jailbreak-able, courtesy Sn0wbreeze 1.8 Beta release by iH8sn0w. This Sn0wbreeze version jailbreaks those iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 2G/3G devices that have been pre-jailbroken on iOS 4.0. For more information and instructions on jailbreaking, continue reading after the jump.
For those of you who aren’t already aware of it, jailbreaking is a process of bypassing operating system security restrictions applied by the device or operating system vendor, to make it possible to perform actions on it otherwise not available. In layman’s terms, jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod Touch allows you to install alternative app stores like Cydia, apply many tweaks to change the look and feel of your device, add widget support, apply themes, change backgrounds, add more features, access the file storage directly, customize the lock screen and a lot more. The possibilities become endless, and the full potential of your device is unlocked. Many of these tweaks are available for free, once you install Cydia (which comes standard with almost all jailbreaking methods). From within Cydia, you can search for tweaks, hacks, features and modifications based on the sources already provided in it, as well as through custom sources compiled by other people that you can find on the internet and add to Cydia yourself.
The Sn0wbreeze jailbreak method relies on preparation of a custom Jailbroken Firmware to be manually restored on the respective iDevice. Please note that according to iH8Sn0w, this release is specifically meant for developers, and regular users should stay away from it for now. You can follow the detailed instruction to jailbreak iPhone 3GS here; the procedure will remain the same and the only difference is that you will be using Sn0wbreeze 1.8 instead of 1.7. We will soon post step by step guides on jailbreaking iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 2G/3G with Sn0wbreeze Ver 1.8 Beta 1, so stay tuned with us.