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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 omnicronx on 9/9/2010 1:06:17 PM , Rating: 3
I'm not going to lie, I've jailbroken my iPad and I have pirated software.. That being said, I use it to trial said software, and if I like it, I buy it. If I don't like it, I remove it from my iPad (what would i keep something I don't need/want).

Someone before gave an example a guy willing to pay for a coffee, but not a $1 piece of software. Thats not really a fair comparison in all situations. I know what I'm going to get with my $4 coffee, sugary goodness that will keep me awake for a few hours.

I don't know what I'm going to get with most software on the Appstore, and I've been burned far too many times, its either I trial it first, or I don't buy it at all.

If that makes me a bad person.. well then.. I guess I'm a bad person ;)


By nybrian5 on 9/9/2010 11:20:48 PM , Rating: 2
I've bought too many $1 apps that suck or crash. Every app should have a 10 day trial period and after that, pay for the license.(Just like it's done with the Rock App store) It's kind of a no-brainer. Plus, jailbreaking expands the power and control of the iPhone. Adding content to the lock screen, live info on the weather icon, settings short-cuts and auto-closing folders when an app is opened. My list of jailbroken features screams of common sense.


"It's okay. The scenarios aren't that clear. But it's good looking. [Steve Jobs] does good design, and [the iPad] is absolutely a good example of that." -- Bill Gates on the Apple iPad














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