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I know this is a little overdue but i wanted to be absolutely clear about the information surrounding this Jailbreak (JB from hereon in) before posting about it.

Here’s a list of devices that this JB will work on.


iPod Touch 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPod Touch 2G 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPod Touch 3G 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware


iPhone 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPhone 3G 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware


iPad 3G 3.2 Firmware
iPad WiFi 3.2 Firmware

Please note that this method is a JB only and is not an unlock.  If you rely on an unlock do not use this.  An unlock is unlikely to emerge until 4.0 has been released.

Why Jailbreak?

“Jailbreaking is a process that allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to run unofficial code on their devices bypassing Apple’s official distribution mechanism, the App Store. Once jailbroken, iPhone users are able to download many applications previously unavailable through the App Store via unofficial installers such as Cydia, Rock App, Icy, and Installer. Cydia is popular with users whilst Rock App has a small catalog of mainly paid apps. Icy and Installer are officially unsupported by their developers and rarely used. Cydia founder Jay Freeman estimates that 8.5% of all iPods and iPhones are jailbroken. A jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch is still able touse and update apps downloaded and purchased from Apple’s official App Store.”

Basically put, Jailbreaking your device breaks the Apple shackles and opens a whole new world of apps, themes, sounds & much much more!

Step 1.

The first thing to check is that iTunes is updated (as of writing, the most up to date is & your device is on the firmware as specified above.

To check iTunes;

Go to the toolbar and select Help > About iTunes

To check your device;

Tap Settings > General > About, make sure that it’s the correct Firmware as outlined above under Version.



If you’re not on the correct Firmware, update your device through iTunes.

Step 2.

Download Spirit.  Right click the .exe and choose Properties.  Under the Compatibility tab, make sure Compatibility Mode is toggled on and that Windows 98/ME is selected, click OK.



Make sure your device is plugged in via. USB and run Spirit.exe

Click the Jailbreak button.


Wait for your device to reboot and you have a Jailbroken device (check for Cydia to verify)!  Enjoy & please don’t forget to lock down root access with a new password !  Wink


Lock down root access

SSH into your Jailbroken Device

Alternative Method for 3.1.2 Jailbreak

Download Spirit

Download Spirit


Cross Posted @ Tinkering with Tech

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4 thoughts on “Jailbreak your iDevice on 3.1.3 Firmware [How To]”

  1. Stok Guru says:

    My iphone is stuck at connect to itunes / emergency call when it was upgraded by mistake to 3.1.3 firmware. I was using 3.1.2 with ultrasnow for carrier unlock. Since the upgrade the phone is useless and spirit can only jailbreak those devices which boot to the main home screen i think. You have any other suggestions?

  2. Justin Guy says:

    This is illegal, apple can sue mintywhite for posting this. so watch out rich! :)

  3. Rich says:

    I disagree.

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