Comex released the long awaited Spirit jailbreak to jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.3, iPhone OS 3.1.2 for all iPhones (including iPhone 3GS with updated Boot ROM) and iPod Touches and iPhone OS 3.2 for iPad on Sunday.
Many users have been able to successfully jailbreak their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and have reported that it is one of the easiest jailbreaking tool they’ve ever used. However, some users have reported issues with the initial version of Spirit.
Here are some of the commonly reported issues:
Users observed that their photos were deleted after using the jailbreaking tool. (Hopefully, you had followed our advice of taking a backup of your iPhone before using the tool)
Many users were reporting error code c0000005.
Comex has released a new version of Spirit, which should resolve these issues. Comex writes on his website:
I’ve updated the jailbreak tool. It no longer deletes photos (sorry!) and should resolve the issue with error code c0000005. (If you still get that error with the new version, try setting compatibility mode to Windows 95.)
pvkr, one of our reader explains how he solved the c0000005 issue:
right click on spirit and go to properties and to compatibility option and change the compatibility to windows 98 or 95. then it will work smoothly
So if you’ve hit any of these issues mentioned above then you can try again using the latest version of Spirit jailbreak.
Please note that Spirit needs the following requirements to work properly:
iPhone, or iPod touch on iPhone OS 3.1.2, 3.1.3 (if you are an older version then you’ll need to update your iPhone to iPhone OS 3.1.3) or iPad on iPhone OS 3.2. It works on all iPhones currently including the new iPhone 3GS models with updated Boot ROM.
An activated device: one not stuck on the Connect to iTunes or Emergency Call screen.
iTunes 9 or above (including iTunes 9.1.1 that was released last week)
Some important points to note before you proceed:
Jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch could void its warranty so please proceed with caution and don’t forget to take a backup of your iPhone before you hack it
We would also strongly recommend you to change the root password of your jailbroken iPhone (using this step-by-step guide) for security reasons.
If you’re having any issue with Wi-Fi or network connectivity on your iPhone after jailbreaking it then try to reset network settings (Launch Settings->General->Reset then tap “Reset Network Settings”) to resolve the issue.
If you’re an iPad user then it is important to note that some packages in Cydia (the App Store for jailbreak apps) are not designed for it so they could end up causing problems, which might require you to restore your iPad so please be very careful.
Due to very high traffic, Saurik, developer of Cydia has disabled the feature to take SHSH blobs when you connect to Cydia, so it is advisable to take a manual backup using firmware umbrella.
Update: Spirit jailbreak does not unlock your iPhone and Comex hasn’t provided any information on when it will be available.
As always, let us know how it goes.