iDongle: Standalone Tethered Boot for Jailbroken iDevice

If you have an iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G or 2G and have jailbroken it on OS 3.1.2 then you would be familiar with the term tethered jailbreak.

In case you don’t know, tethered jailbreak means whenever you reboot a tethered jailbroken device it asks for a restore and stucks at connect to iTunes screen. The only thing you need to do is to connect your iDevice to your computer and run the jailbreak tool like BlackRa1n and RedSn0w it will take you to the home screen. You need to do this everytime you reboot.

What if you’re away from your PC and need to reboot a tethered jailbroken device? Here the little iDongle comes handy.

iDongle is a Standalone jailbreak and/or tethered boot for 3.1.2 devices (iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 2G/3G). iDongle measures 60mm by 30mm, features a mini-USB and 30-Pin connector and is powered by a 9v battery and it takes almost 30 seconds jailbreaks your iPhone or iPod Touch.

How does the iDongle work?

  • Power-on your jailbreaked device
  • On iTunes logo, plug iDongle
  • Wait for leds to end flashing
  • Unplug iDongle or wait for boot

How do I know if my device is concerned ?
Any iPhone 3GS made after week 40 (2009). The week number is usually the 4th and 5th digit of the serial number. iPod Touch 2G whose serial number begins with “MC” are concerned or any iPod Touch 3G.

Which device is supported ?
From now, iPhone 3GS and iPodTouch 2G/3G are supported, all with OS 3.1 / 3.1.1 / 3.1.2 only, but the later is recommended.

Will you support OS 3.1.3 ?
Maybe, or not. iDongle can be easily updated through USB. If jailbreak is available, I’ll try and post a free update.

Does it provide unlock ?
Not directly. Look for Geohot’s “sn0w” or Dev Team’s “ultrasn0w” package on Cydia.

I want one !
From now, I only have a dozen of (working) prototype. I need to raise some minimal funds to start manufacturing them in quantities, to lower the price as much as possible for the community. You can help by buying me a prototype at good price, or simply donate as pre-order. If you place an order afterward, please remember me your Paypal ID, I’ll deduce your donation from your order, and if I can’t raise enough funds, I’ll return money back to anyone asking it.

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4 comments… add one
Lowell904 March 10, 2010, 9:45 pm

What’s up with the locked sim at the end? Did it need unlocking?

iPhoneHeat March 11, 2010, 12:17 am

It’s just a solution to get you to the home screen.. actually jailbreaks iPhone.. for unlocking you should use BlackSn0w or UltraSn0w

KING March 11, 2010, 1:26 am

Is It Available in markets

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