thunderst0rm is Fake

Everyone is patiently waiting for the next jailbreak tool to be released. We’ve seen some great videos from the hacker we trust, (iPhone Dev Team, Geohot), so we know they are on the way, we’re just not sure when. It is expected that the next tools will jailbreak all devices on iPhone OS 3.1.3, and the iPad at OS 3.2. My own prediction is that we will see the new tools, once they have been tested on the iPad 3G. 😉

A Swiss hacker team, calling themselves “thunderst0rm”, claimed to have their own jailbreak/unlock tool, for iPhone OS 3.1.3 and baseband 05.12.01, which they released today. If you have been following this, you know that they have released a few videos showing their tool working. They were somewhat believable, to the untrained eye, but they never looked quite right. After some testing by the iH8sn0w team, it turns out that this tool is a complete fake. All this does, is run some text on the screen. It does not even communicate with any Apple touch device.

Please do not download their tool, as it is a big waste of time. These kids are just looking for some attention. If you want to learn more about them, you can Google it yourself. We will not provide links to them, from here.

I, however, am not fake! You can follow me on Twiter, here: @rorypiper

  • Justin

    So maybe I can get some help here… As someone who has updated to 3.1.3, am I just boned now for any ability to jailbreak?

  • Justin

    Occurred to me after I posted that you guys need more info than I gave you…

    iPhone 3GS
    OS v. 3.1.3
    Firmware 05.12.01

  • mackman6151

    ya you are, until the next tool-set is released. had you been on an iPhone 3G you would have been able to jailbreak 3.1.3 by officially updating the device to 3.1.3 and then using redsn0w version 0.9.3 (the new versions won't work so make sure to get that version). when you're jailbreaking point to the 3.1.2 ipsw firmware file and it will successfully jailbreak your already updated 3.1.3. the only catch is you can't downgrade the baseband for unlocking (although, geohot's unlock works on that baseband i believe…don't quote me on that though).

  • Wuju

    For any Mac user out there. I have a question for you. I'm about to get my first Macbook Pro (or using Mac OS for that matter) from a PC world. My question is I still need to run PC software like MS Visio. So instead of running bootcamp, which I think I have to reboot everytime; what alternative will you suggest to run both OS simulataniously? Apple.com suggested Parallel Desk or VMware; which is better – pro/cons. Any help would be great.

    Sorry if this is in the wrong post, but I figure someone here may able to offer suggestion in this space. 🙂

  • rorypiper

    I use Parallels, and it runs both Windows and Mac OS programs together, seamlessly.

  • rorypiper

    Yup, you got it, except the baseband part. 05.12.01 is not unlocked yet.

  • Wuju

    sounds good to me. Any other comments and reco from anyone? Gary?

  • jabohn

    I've used Parallels, works great and can integrate the app windows right into the Mac OS.

  • wongnog

    I updated to 3.1.3 because my new bootrom 3GS was stuck in an infinite recovery loop, but luckily I had saved my 3.1.2 SHSH so downgraded back down to 3.1.2 so I could rejailbreak with Blackra1n. I realize I could have just done the 3.1.2 SHSH in the first place, but at the time I hadn't figured out that procedure yet. 🙂 🙂 Anyway now I'm on 3.1.2 but with baseband 05.12.01 — so I have no unlock method right now, correct?

  • rorypiper

    Correct. You're lucky you were able to downgrade to 3.1.2. You must have had your SHSH back up in Cydia.

  • johncpiercy

    Im on 3.12 used Blackrain
    havent made any moves , will wait till I hear from you guys on Iphoneincanada.ca
    I have my SHSH's on file …

  • johncpiercy

    Im on 3.12 used Blackrain
    havent made any moves , will wait till I hear from you guys on Iphoneincanada.ca
    I have my SHSH's on file …