…And so it begins again…

This morning Apple released a new iPhone firmware: 3.1.2. Is strictly just a “bug fix” release, similar to 3.0.1. Connect your iPhone to your computer to update. iTunes will do the rest.

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IMPORTANT: If you need to jailbreak and/or unlock, stay away from the update, until new jailbreak tools are available for this new firmware.

Here’s what the iPhone Dev Team had to say, on their official blog:

“WARNING! At 10.20AM PDT on October 8th 2009 Apple released the 3.1.2 version (7D11) of the iPhoneOS.

If you care about your jailbreak and unlock, don’t update your device – 3G and 3G(S) owners should pay particular attention to this warning.

  • PwnageTool and redsn0w are not yet compatible with 3.1.2
  • There is no estimated release time for compatible tools (please don’t bug us about this).
  • Any information we have regarding this update will be posted here.
  • You can also follow us on twitter – @iphone_dev

GeoHot had this to say, about his upcoming jailbreak tool, Blackra1n, that he has been developing for OS 3.1:

“phew, dodged a bullet with 3.1.2…still vulnerable and blackra1n worked perfectly on my 3gs”

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