As i have been reading up in the news for the upcoming release of the 2.0 firmware i have been hoping that there is a quick solution to jailbreaking this firmware yet and it has already been jailbroken just in a very complicated way. Some people have been saying how you need a beta version of a new iTunes just to be able to get access to the many apps that you can download from installer and if you don’t use the beta then you just won’t have the installer app at all. Just in case nobody knows, installer is basically the jailbroken version of what Apple are making (the app store), installer is basically open source though as everything is free although some things do come as a trial.
Even though i have the installer i was really looking forward to the release of the app store as it was going to have apps that i would really love to have used such as some of the games and the eBay app. One thing i have mentioned in the past before is that when a jailbroken iPhone gets updated the latest firmware then their whole phone gets erased and you basically have to do everything again such as setting up e-mails and adding contacts so i was wondering that if someone purchased a app from the app store on a jailbroken iPhone and then updated the latest firmware which would erase their phone then how would they get the app back? Surely you can’t ask apple to give it back to you every time you upgrade to the latest firmware as they just wouldn’t allow it like music from iTunes, if you want to put it on a different computer then you have to enter your details to be able to play it and you’re limited to only five computers.
Even though the 2.0 firmware was jailbroken in it’s beta version ages ago it’s looking like that this update might be a hard one for the people who have unlocked iPhones, maybe going out and purchasing a 3G iPhone would be easier… I’m sure it will be fully jailbroken in time but i still don’t like the idea of seeing a app on the app store and then updating the jailbroken iPhone only to lose what you purchased. Oh well i guess Apple are finding ways to stop the hackers after all.