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Dev Team has found an exploit for iOS 4.1

When the iPhone 4 and iOS 4.0 was released, the Dev Team was able to relatively easily develop a browser-based jailbreak using JailbreakMe.com. The jailbreak made use of an vulnerability in the way that Mobile Safari handled PDF documents.

Now, just hours after the official iOS 4.1 ipsw was posted to Apple's servers, the Dev Team has discovered a bootrom exploit that will used in the iOS 4.1 jailbreak. The Dev Team's Musclenerd tweeted, "Crazy timing that @pod2g got latest exploit just as 4.1 went public (lots of work left…keep away from 4.1 for now!)."

According to Redmond Pie, this exploit won't be something that Apple will be able to patch as quickly as the previous PDF exploit:

Also, the best thing about a low-level bootrom exploit is that Apple wont be able to patch it simply by releasing a new firmware update. Instead, it will require Apple to release a revised hardware version of iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad and the iPod touches with new bootroms in order to patch the bootrom exploit.

This is good news for iPhone 4 users that want the fixes included in the iOS 4.1 update (proximity sensor, Bluetooth connection issues), while at the same time providing access to the wealth of "underground apps" and customizations that can be had with unauthorized app stores like Cydia.

You'll just have to be patient as the Dev Team works its magic to complete work on the iOS 4.1 jailbreak.



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Damn, that was fast!
By SunAngel on 9/8/2010 5:08:40 PM , Rating: -1
C*cks*cken Sh*t M*therf*ucks did this in record time. P*ussy*ss hackers need to go pick on someone their own size (i.e. Microsoft, Google, and Oracle). Apple is not bothering you so leave them the f*ck alone. You wh*remade need-to-get-a-life no-good always-wanting-to-f*ck-up someone else sh*t!!!!




RE: Damn, that was fast!
By RugMuch on 9/8/2010 5:09:55 PM , Rating: 4
Someone has stock in apple.

That was your own fault.


RE: Damn, that was fast!
By TSS on 9/8/2010 5:16:13 PM , Rating: 2
you really think the asterisks will keep you from beeing downrated? You can't fool the internet, yknow.

I will give you points for beeing a funny troll though. i.e. apple holding just about the largest market share in their phone segment and your telling "the hackers" to go pick on somebody with half, a quarter and none of that market share in size.

But i agree, they should pick on somebody smaller. The macbook market, then?


RE: Damn, that was fast!
By Waytofunny on 9/8/2010 5:46:40 PM , Rating: 2
Sunangel Like you didn't see it coming! Do I really need to explain why they picked on Apple. iPhone jailbreaking is the same reason people climb mountains cause it's there! Give a human a challenge and tell him he can't do it, that's when we are at are best. I believe that's what apple did wrong!! I didn't borrow the iPhone from Steve, I bought it, it's mine I'll do what I want with it!!!

P.S your going to shorten your life with so much anger. there's class for that. Good luck


RE: Damn, that was fast!
By ComfyNumb on 9/8/2010 6:02:04 PM , Rating: 1
I agree with your whole post!! My life is shortened damn it... AN People will say F-YOU when you tell em not to do something.. I say to ye people find better things to do wit ye free time... The Iphone is shiat!!


RE: Damn, that was fast!
By frobizzle on 9/8/2010 5:58:45 PM , Rating: 2
Looks like Reader1 or Pirks created a new handle!


RE: Damn, that was fast!
By Camikazi on 9/8/2010 7:58:15 PM , Rating: 1
They are picking on the big guys and winning, why would they go pick on the small guys? Don't kid yourself, Apple is as bad or worse then MS or Google, they are not the innocent little guy, they are a giant and valid target that honestly, could be taken down a bit. I support the Dev Team, now Apple needs to learn to respond quickly and efficiently to things like this, something they have NEVER done before or been able to do before, adapt or die, it's Apples turn.


RE: Damn, that was fast!
By chagrinnin on 9/8/2010 10:59:03 PM , Rating: 3
huh,...your name backwards is leg-n-anus. :P


RE: Damn, that was fast!
By SunAngel on 9/9/2010 12:17:23 PM , Rating: 2
Touche


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