purplera1n vs. redsn0w vs. pwnage?
In the early 2G jailbreak/unlock days there was more than one jb/unlock method available, some better for the long term than others. I'd like to avoid revisiting the 2G "revirginizing" drama as we progress to later firmwares. :P
George and DevTeam used different exploits on the same vulnerability. I'd appreciate any help clarifying the differences between their Purplera1n and Redsn0w methods because I'm techno-speak challenged and sometimes their tech-talk goes right over my head.
Thank you for any experience and knowledge you can share!
1. Planetbeing wrote that Purplera1n has problems.
"all props to @geohot for coming up with this in short order (tho we wanted to wait), but his jb tarbombs fs (among other problems)"
a. Can someone please explain what "tarbombs fs" means?
b. What are the other problems?
c. Will these problems create issues for later firmware JBs?
2. A couple DevTeam members wrote about kernel patch issues in Purplera1n. Have these been fixed in later versions?
3. Does the Purplera1n JB contact Apple's servers, or is that only the ECID# trick?
4. Have I missed something, or is the DevTeam not updating Pwnage for the 3GS?
Current JB Method Comparison (please feel free to add or correct)
Con - post-jailbreak problems: push notification, battery drain, wi-fi
Pro - QwkPwn had excellent track record as new firmwares came out
Con - no history as firmware is updated
Pro - no post-jailbreak problems?
Con - doesn't work on 3GS yet?
Pro - customize firmware, install custom images
Pro - no post-jailbreak problems on most recent firmwares
Pro - excellent track record as new firmwares come out