So you have been hesitant to break into that iPhone or that new Touch for fear of ending up with an expensive brick. Well, it looks as if those fears are long gone now after the serious work from a crew of hackers that developed an instant jailbreak for both iPhone and iPod touch. So what is the result of using the Jailbreak? How about full disk access and the ability add pretty much any third party application you like. Folks are reporting that it is easy to use and it WORKS!
To use it, open Safari and point your browser to jailbreakme.com (which we aren’t linking to so folks won’t install this by accident, but you are prompted to confirm). Once there, read the directions, scroll to the bottom, and tap Install AppSnapp. If Safari disappears and you return to the main Home screen, you’re good. Just wait a minute more for your unit to restart–don’t touch anything until you see the slide to unlock screen. If Safari hangs, just quit out (press and hold Home for 4-8 seconds) and try again.
Once you get to slide-to-unlock, go ahead and unlock your iPhone or iPod touch. You’ll return to your home screen which will contain a new Installer.app icon. If you’ll want to ssh into your unit, install the BSD subsystem, Community Sources, and then install Open SSH–you may need to upgrade Installer.app (thanks Ste). With Open SSH and sshfs (part of Mac Fuse), you can open Finder windows that offer direct drag and drop access to your phone or touch.
Check out the story here at TUAW