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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 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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By PrinceGaz on 9/8/2010 9:46:59 PM , Rating: 2
WifiTrak, iXpectrum

WifiTrak used to be sold in the AppStore until Apple decided that apps which display details (channel, signal strength, encyption type) of WiFi signals would no longer be allowed, so it and all similar apps have been removed and can only be obtained by jailbreaking (unless you kept hold of the originally downloaded .ipa of it, though it is likely to stop working with later iOS versions anyway).

iXpectrum is a superb emulator for the iPhone and iTouch, but Apple doesn't like emulators either if they can be used to run any software the machine they are emulating could run.

Both are stupid restrictions, and both, along with the likes of SBSettings which just makes it work better, are very good reasons for jailbreaking.

By whoisnader on 9/9/2010 12:18:43 AM , Rating: 2
I was actually one of those that purchased WinTrak and never knew why it disappeared from my installed apps and was never able to re-install it. Thanks for the info.

Like the guy above, a very valid argument, but I wounder how many out there are Jail Breaking for the right reasons and how many are hiding behind the reasons you give as they Pirate their $1 apps.

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