Now, Apple has managed to
gain an upper hand over the persistent hackers according to iClarified, thanks to the release
of a new
bootrom, iBoot-359.3.2. The phone firmware, which shipped
on new iPhone 3GSs starting this week, closes previously used doors
A user named "Mathieulh" first noticed
the new bootrom and took a screenshot. It was subsequently
confirmed by Muscle Nerd of the iPhone Dev Team that the loss of the 24kpwn exploit would render the
iPhone unjailbreakable for the time being. This means that the unlocking fixes, such as the utility released by George Hotz, also won't work anymore as they rely on jailbreaking as a preliminary step.
For users wishing
to jailbreak, iPhone jailbreakers are hard at work trying to find
alternative exploits that could be used to unlock the phone.
They suggest, in the meantime, that users purchase older stock of
iPhones or buy refurbished units.
The iPhone 3GS was unlocked
as soon as it was released, thanks to unlockers with iPhone Developer
connections. George Hotz used the iPhone Dev Team's exploit,
along with his own methods, to publish a
route to jailbreaking the phone just weeks later.
quote: Apple TEMPORARILY Kills Jailbreaking in Newest iPhone 3GS Shipments
quote: An update process does not in and of itself make a device unsecure. Only if there is a hole in that process. My computer has windows update on. Please take full control of it without me taking any action. Your logic says if I have auto updates on I can be hacked at any time right?
quote: PS3 hasn't been hacked and it looks less likely that it'll ever be hacked
quote: history suggests
quote: Look at video games consoles
quote: They fixed themselves
quote: Why do you so adamantly wish
quote: Apple Kills any remaining desire of mine (however minute) to buy an i-phone by being draconian and Jailbreaking the Newest iPhone 3GS
quote: They have an obligation to protect the marketplace. If they don't, then developers will move elsewhere.
quote: The iPhone will continue to be jail-broken and Windows software will continue to be stolen as long as the PC remains an open platform. Closing the PC is the only way end the widespread criminal activities that Microsoft is profiting from.
quote: cracks and whatnot would not be able to be distributed or even discussed.