f0recast Released for Mac!

iPhone hackers iH8sn0w have released a Mac version or their popular Windows application, “f0recast“. F0recast easily allows you to find out what device you have, what firmware you’re running, what baseband you’re on, and whether or not you can jailbreak and unlock said device.

iH8sn0w released the Windows version a while ago, but now that the Mac version is finally here a lot more of us can enjoy it. Generally, you won’t need to use this very often, but it is a great tool for someone who wants to jailbreak their Apple touch device, but doesn’t know where to start.

As you can see from my screen shot, f0recast also tells you your bootloader version. If you have an iPhone 3G, and your bootloader is 5.8 or later, you are able to downgrade your baseband, if you need to unlock. F0recast also lets you know if your jailbreak will be tethered or untethered. Newer bootrom devices will get a “No”, next to Untethered.

So, it looks like my iPhone can be jailbroken and unlocked, hooray! ;-p. F0recast is available now for Mac and Windows, for free!. Go get it and try it out! Hey, check me out on Twitter, and over at iEvolution and Green Candy.

  • 1His_Nibs1

    I know I have two different versions of my SHSH on file but since there's no way for me to retrieve it (iTunes updated my phone against my will, I had no choice due to a phone crash). It's on saurik's server but now that my iphone is version 3.1.3 there's no way to jailbreak it and get that file back unless someone on here has a solution. Thanks to those who take the time to reply.

  • rorypiper

    Assuming your talking about an iPhone 3GS. Unfortunately, you might be stuck, for now. You don't need to worry about retrieving your SHSH ECID, because this is done automatically and they are stored on Saurik's servers. If he doesn't have your SHSH ECID for 3.1.3, there's nothing you can do. In hindsight, you should have not done the official retore, but built a custom IPSW of 3.1.3 with Pwnage Tool, and used that to restore.

  • 1His_Nibs1

    Sorry about not being more concise Rory I usually am lol. Yes it's 3GS and I
    had to update to 3.1.3 but I still had the two previous SHSH & or ECID
    stored on his servers prior to my phone crash and subsequent highjacking by
    iTunes and doing it automatically during the restore. I don't know how to do
    a custom restore with Pwnage Tool and and have a windows pc not a Mac pc and
    thought the Dev Team only does software for Macs. Thanks for your reply, it
    is greatly appreciated.

  • 1His_Nibs1

    Sorry about not being more concise Rory I usually am lol. Yes it's 3GS and I
    had to update to 3.1.3 but I still had the two previous SHSH & or ECID
    stored on his servers prior to my phone crash and subsequent highjacking by
    iTunes and doing it automatically during the restore. I don't know how to do
    a custom restore with Pwnage Tool and and have a windows pc not a Mac pc and
    thought the Dev Team only does software for Macs. Thanks for your reply, it
    is greatly appreciated.