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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.)

  • weirdguy99
    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 4.0.1 and the latest 4.1 don't fall to that exploit

    That doesn't make sense. How can version 4.0.1 be "insanely easy with a simple visit of a webpage at jailbreakme.com" while NOT falling to that exploit?
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  • dan117
    iHole
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  • Disposition Rate
    iOS = I, Open Sourced (Apple: Fortunately, the public doesn't know this).
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  • r0x0r
    Isn't jailbreaking legal (in the US) now? So by blocking jailbreaking Apple is blocking legal functionality on its devices.

    Anyway, as Marcus said, hackers gonna hack. It would be better for Apple to put a big notice that says "Jailbreaking will void your warranty" and work on something else.
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  • lashton
    weirdguy99That doesn't make sense. How can version 4.0.1 be "insanely easy with a simple visit of a webpage at jailbreakme.com" while NOT falling to that exploit?
    4.1 don't fall to that exploit, read!
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  • weirdguy99
    lashton4.1 don't fall to that exploit, read!
    While 4.0.1 and the latest 4.1 don't fall to that exploit.

    You read.
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  • DjEaZy
    ... i think, this should be allowed... it's like overclocking community... they do it on own risk, but the hardware is payed for... and apple can learn...
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  • renatolevanteze
    Its a typo... they meant 4.0.2 and 4.1 don't fall to that exploit!
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  • jailbreaking was insanely easy with a simple visit to a webpage at jailbreakme.com. While 4.0.1 and the latest 4.1 don't fall to that exploit, the iPhone hackers have reportedly found a new hole.
    It says that the version 4.0.1 and 4.1 can't be hacked with the website;)
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  • NivenFres
    r0x0rIsn't jailbreaking legal (in the US) now? So by blocking jailbreaking Apple is blocking legal functionality on its devices.Anyway, as Marcus said, hackers gonna hack. It would be better for Apple to put a big notice that says "Jailbreaking will void your warranty" and work on something else.r0x0rIsn't jailbreaking legal (in the US) now? So by blocking jailbreaking Apple is blocking legal functionality on its devices.Anyway, as Marcus said, hackers gonna hack. It would be better for Apple to put a big notice that says "Jailbreaking will void your warranty" and work on something else.
    The act is legal of performing the jailbreak is legal. But there is nothing in the law (to my knowledge) that prevents Apple from trying to seal all of the holes to prevent it. Also, if the method of jailbreaking is through a security hole, they will just claim they are fixing the security hole.
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