Could it really be true? After years of complaints from disgruntled iTunes users, could the Dev Team be working on an iTunes replacement for the jailbreak community?

While it does seem too good to be true, there is a definite chance that jailbreakers will have their own iTunes-like app that works specifically for jailbroken iDevices. A famous jailbreak developer has raised speculation that the Dev Team is in fact working on an alternative for iTunes.

Joshua Hill, or P0sixninja, is a member of the Dev Team and a prominent figure in the jailbreak community. A series of tweets between he and Nick Hoggan reveal that the Dev Team is in early development for their very own iTunes replacement.

Nick asked P0sixninja if the Dev Team was working on an iTunes alternative, and P0sixninja responded with a simple, “yes, soon.”

Nick then responded to P0sixninja’s tweet with a question about the projected release of an iTunes replacement. P0sixninja said that the project is under, “heavy development.”

So, it appears that an iTunes replacement from the Dev Team won’t be ready for prime time until this fall at the earliest. (Perhaps its release will be in conjunction with the release of Apple’s OS X Lion?)

In another corner of the jailbreak community, Jay “saurik” Freeman has been teasing the notion of a Mac version of Cydia for quite some time. Not much news has been released about Cydia for Mac, but perhaps saurik and the Dev Team will team up for an all-in-one jailbreak replacement for iTunes. (We all can dream, right?)

In case you’re still wondering, an iTunes replacement for the jailbreak community would mean several things. Foremost, an “iTunes for jailbreakers” would mean less hassle in upgrading and downgrading jailbroken firmwares (in conjunction with jailbreak tools like PwnageTool).

If an iTunes-like app was made with jailbroken devices in mind, you would ideally be able to manage Cydia apps, tweaks, etc. like iTunes currently manages App Store apps.

There’s a good chance that the Dev Team develepors will also include popular feature requests, such as, the ability to drag media off any iDevice or remove the need for authentication when syncing with multiple computers.

We must clarify that this is all speculation at this point. No real facts have been released about an iTunes replacement for jailbreakers.

In the meantime, what would you like to see out of an iTunes alternative from the Dev Team? Better support for custom IPSW restores? Built in SSH navigation? We’re curious as to how such an app would be named. (iPWN?)

  • g-star

    the same lies as allways 🙂

    • Jon Garrett

      Get an Android device, it has drag and drop. no need to bother with iTunes.

      • BLiNK

        no. just no.

      • Thomas

        ^THIS

      • javierE186

        Dude just stfu jeez, go troll somewhere else, you must be pretty lonely with your crap-droid that you have to post on a iPhone blog just to be noticed, get a life.

  • Absolute Victory Unlosing Ranger

    p0situnes? It needs to be named after a great person indeed :>

  • KiD

    I always wondered if this would ever come.Can’t wait to see it and I hope it comes our for Mac!

  • Thor

    In addition to jailbreak specific functions it would be great if it knew how to handle/sync photos. A technical hurdle Apple seems unable to solve.

  • W@Nd3r

    the best is that they can work together with the developers from ifunbox.

  • thunderkeys

    Not to be nitpicky, but Chronicdev != Dev Team.

  • They should really stop this right away. It just gives Apple more reason to go after them.

  • Fojam

    Please make a windows version! Or at least make it leopard compatable!

  • Sascha

    Oh, finally being able to sync JB apps and tweaks to the computer. This would be it…

    A dream would be if such a prog recognized model, OS- and baseband-version of a connected iDevice and suggested a JB upgrade all-in. I.e. OS and unlock. So jailbreaking would be made much easier without the hassle of searching, which JB tool you need etc.

  • Sascha

    Oh, finally being able to sync JB apps and tweaks to the computer. This would be it…

    A dream would be if such a prog recognized model, OS- and baseband-version of a connected iDevice and suggested a JB upgrade all-in. I.e. OS and unlock. So jailbreaking would be made much easier without the hassle of searching, which JB tool you need etc.

  • msxy

    lollll as i asked before sebastien why the jb doesn’t do an itunes for them selve and a server to reply on unlocking iphones weirddddd

  • Nick Hoggan

    I cant believe my tweets got published! Awesome!

    That explains the follow requests!!! 🙂

  • kjknjn

    Please make a part that is like Cyder.

  • Daniel

    @Alex p0sixninja is not a member of the Dev-Team, he’s is a member of Chronic-Dev.

  • rik

    You’ll probably get messages like: “1TewnZ has detected a non-jailbroken iPhone, you must jailbreak it before using it”

  • ffourie

    What would be great in the pwnd version is the ability to do a propar backup, or image, if you like, of your iDevice, so that after you upgrade firmware and re-jailbreak, you can resore it to previous state, inc. all winterboard themes/tweaks/sources etc

  • husssain09

    after this will we be able to restore our ifone 3g 4.2.1 baseband 06.15.00

  • ahmedco

    this is gr8
    but it’s too good to be true!

  • sounds like something worth following up on

  • George Hotz

    This is all lies

    • rdqronos

      Well then.