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Hole Found in iOS 4.1, Hackers Going to Jailbreak

Apple's iOS 4.1 is now out for all of the compatible devices, and with every new update comes a new block on the jailbreaking community.

With the iOS version 4.0 and 4.0.1, jailbreaking was insanely easy with a simple visit to a webpage at jailbreakme.com. While 4.0.2 and the latest 4.1 don't fall to that exploit, the iPhone hackers have reportedly found a new hole that'll be very difficult for Apple to patch in a simple software update.

iPhone hacker pod2g updated his Twitter with word of a bootrom exploit that seems to work for all current iDevices.

This exploit is much harder for Apple to close because it's part of the hardware, meaning that Apple will need to revise its bootroms if it wishes to close this hole.

For jailbreakers and owners of iOS devices with the latest software, this is excellent news.

Of course, that doesn't mean it's completely safe to jump to iOS 4.1 just yet. Those who need jailbreaking – and especially unlocking – should hold back for now.

(Source: Redmond Pie.)