iPhone: 2.0 firmware jailbroken, 3G taken apart


Oh, iPhone Dev Team, you are a hoot. It isn’t that you managed to jailbreak the iPhone 2.0 firmware on the day of its release, although we can’t help but smirk at that. It isn’t even that you revealed your handiwork in a playful way. We simply love that you expertly work us into a frenzy for the new jailbreak installer with few casual images and some aloof words. Now give us the installer before we get too antsy, please.

Not to be outshined, though, iFixit has posted a full iPhone 3G teardown, stripping away the sleek casing to feast on the goodness inside. They found some interesting changes from the last model: the glass screen, for example, is no longer glued to the LCD, which will no doubt make repairs less expensive. The battery is also unsoldered, meaning you won’t have to send the phone in for repair if the only battery needs maintenance.

Comments

  1. DarkFader says:

    Luckily, people are wanting the iPhone so badly already, that this jailbreak doesn’t really increase the number of buyers. But thanks for letting us know though.
    I hope jailbroken iPhones work nicely with Xcode.

  2. Dave says:

    Dev Team is simply amazing… Some serious talent in that group. Lets see how fast we get an Unlocked 2.0 3G iPhone…

  3. Alex C says:

    I don’t buy it until I see the installer in action.

  4. Patrik says:

    But the coolest thing is the Linux port they’re working on!

  5. JRad says:

    Yaaay!
    NEW ZEALAND RULES

    see the second link in the description

  6. MattH says:

    The whole Dev Team is a joke.
    Always with the fighting, failing to publish the technical details of their hacks rarely posting source code and generally bullshitting the community with constant comments saying “we’re warming up the bittorrent trackers now” etc.

    They’re more worried about their street cred than actually helping out the iPhone community – I’ve helped out with hacks and packages for the iPhone community in Australia and got no recognition, but that doesn’t bother me because I know my work has actually helped people.

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