Apple came out with a firmware upgrade a few weeks ago which disabled the “freeing” of the iPhone. Upgrading is currently optional. I decided to wait until the hacking community came up with way to break into the iPhone in a way that was easy for me to understand. Late last night, that option appeared in the form of a one click iPhone hack for all new iPhones and iTouch models that use the firmware 1.1.1.
There are conflicting reports on this, but it is generally recommended that you have wi fi access to do the jailbreak/unlock which means you might go to a Panera store (one of my favorite free wi fi hot spots) or some other place around town.
- Step 1: Go to a wi fi hot spot (preferably free).
- Step 2: Open the Safari application on your iPhone/iTouch.
- Step 3: Type in “http://jailbreakme.com”.
- Step 4: Click the “Install AppSnapp” at the bottom of the screen and be amazed.
The extra neat thing about this hack is it fixes same exploit the hackers use to “break free” the iPhone from the software locks. So your phone is even safer after installing the hack.
To get ebooks and files onto the iPhone, you’ll need an ftp-like program. I like to use WinSCP which is a free program. The instructions at Hack the iPhone are easy to follow and will help you use WinSCP to enable a drag and drop capability to accessing your iPhone file structure.
After I upgraded the firmware, applied the hack, I found that all my previously loaded ebooks were still on the system. Yeah. I love these guys.