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Update: Apple Releases iTunes 9.0.1; Safe for Jailbreakers

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I know it is a little late but for whatever reason, we completely neglected the tweet that the Dev Team sent regarding iTunes 9.0.1 and jailbreakers/unlockers. Doh!*

With that being said, after iTunes 9.0.1 was released this past September 22 2009, we issued a warning to not update to 9.0.1 if you have a jailbroken/unlocked iPhone/iPod Touch.

A day later the Dev Team sent out a Tweet saying it is safe to update to iTunes 9.0.1:

iTunes 9.0.1 is safe for jailbreakers and unlockers (but remember if you update to official 3.1 IPSW, you’ll lose unlock!)

So if you have an jailbroken/unlocked device, iTunes 9.0.1 is good to go. Just remember though, do not update to the official 3.1 because you will lose your unlock (if your device is unlocked).

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Firmware 3.1

On the firmware 3.1 front, there are essentially two choices:

1.) Do not update your device with firmware 3.1 until there is an easy to use, working version of redsn0w

2.) If you have the iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G or iPod Touch 1G, download and use Pwnagetool. Before doing this, make sure you read every word on the Dev Team’s post about the release. (Mac OS X only)

*Thanks to iPhoneinCanada reader “hopkinslaw” for the email wake up call!

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  • djelimon

    Isn't pwnage tool mac only?

    It's getting to the point where I'm considering buying one…

  • You are correct.
    I'm clearly not awake today 🙁

  • Kevin

    Please help! I inadvertantly updated iTunes AND my iphone was plugged in and it started to update too, to the 3.1 firmware I think. I ripped it out of the computer and tried to restore back to 3.0 using the 7A341_Restore.ipsw. I get a message saying “Verifying iPhone restore with Apple” and then it says my device isn't eligible for the requested build. Can anyone help me get back to my perfectly functioning jailbroken/unlocked phone PLEEEEEZ?

  • Kevin

    Please disregard the above: I managed to find a fix and am back to having a 3GS running 3.0 JB/UL phone! Wheeeeee!

  • roboman

    lol same here…hoenstly they give mac preferance…over windows..hope windows 7 changes their openion.

  • This is great news. I just updated. I'm glad I found this. Thanks!

    -Jessica

  • Dusty

    I still have not updated to iTunes 9 yet lol Waiting for a JB for 3.1FW 🙂 Even though it does NOT effect anything…

  • I’m sort of surprised that Mossberg so easily gave the iTunes 9 music store a pass. This is the 9th version of a so-called “much-used program” and basic things such as alternate text pop-ups are still absent for text that doesn’t fit into columns of the iTunes Store – which is frequent considering album titles and artist names can run fairly long.

  • I’m sort of surprised that Mossberg so easily gave the iTunes 9 music store a pass. This is the 9th version of a so-called “much-used program” and basic things such as alternate text pop-ups are still absent for text that doesn’t fit into columns of the iTunes Store – which is frequent considering album titles and artist names can run fairly long.

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