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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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By randomly on 9/9/2010 11:16:06 AM , Rating: 2
I have no idea how many people are jailbreaking in order to pirate software. Personally I do it to have access to features and apps that apple doesn't allow. With only a very few exceptions I feel that apps are fairly priced and I have no problem paying for them and supporting the developer community. If my perceived value for the app is less than the price, I just don't buy it or use it.

Not paying for apps is like deporting your best and brightest students out of the country so you can save on food and housing costs. Financially advantageous in the short term, devastating to the economy in the long term.

It's sad that so many can't think past themselves and see the broader and long term implications of their actions.


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