iTunes 8.2 Available: Avoid if Your iPhone is Jailbroken

Just a quick note for all the jailbroken iPhone users out there. Yesterday Apple released version 8.2 of iTunes. If you possess a jailbroken iPhone and plan to jailbreak in the future, the iPhone Dev Team has advised everyone to avoid the update for now.

Here’s what iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd had to say about this:

Today’s iTunes 8.2 update changes the way your computer talks to the device. This affects things like QuickPwn and PwnageTool when they try to identify what’s connected. Also, ssh over usb breaks due to same reasons. Fixes are in the works but for now avoid 8.2. (These are probably *not* anti-jailbreak maneuvers, just Apple changing protocols that normally only Apple cares about.)

This latest version of iTunes will now bring support for iPhone OS 3.0 for iPhones and iPod Touches. This recent update is a sign that OS 3.0 is just around the corner. Given that WWDC 2009 is kicking off on June 8th, it is safe to say we won’t have to wait much longer!