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iPhone 1.1.1 prepped for 1.1.2 jailbreak  (Source: TUAW)
Apple's latest effort to thwart iPhone and iPod touch hacking futile

When Apple announced the release of the iPhone for the UK, it also announced that iPhone and iPod touch firmware version 1.1.2 would be released at the same time. Released today, firmware 1.1.2 closes the TIFF vulnerability in mobile Safari that was used to jailbreak firmware 1.1.1.

Confirmed by DailyTech, the TIFF vulnerability no longer works. However, despite Apple's effort to lockdown the iPhone and iPod touch, firmware 1.1.2 has already been jailbroken.

Credit go to the people behind AppSnap, the same utility used to jailbreak 1.1.1 devices. According to TUAW, testing of the new jailbreak began several nights ago, when the new 1.1.2 firmware was made available for download not through iTunes, but through Apple's website.

In its current stage, the new jailbreak requires several steps in order to complete, and is by no means release ready and user friendly. AppSnap and still remains open for 1.1.1 only, but the new jailbreak is being prepared for the same single tap installation.

According to TUAW's report, firmware 1.1.1 is required in order for the jailbreak to work with 1.1.2, although it is unclear at this point whether or not this will still be a requirement once AppSnap is officially updated.

Those with hacked 1.1.1 devices may wish to hold off from upgrading to 1.1.2 since it does not appear to provide any significant upgrade. The only noticeable change is the inclusion of several international language packs.

Jailbreaking may become a thing of the past if Apple keeps its promise. Apple announced in early October that come February 2008, developers will have an official iPhone SDK. The announcement was well received by the developer community. Currently, third-party applications for the iPhone are done via web applications and are mostly cumbersome to use and slow in nature.

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Didn't some...
By sj420 on 11/9/2007 6:38:58 PM , Rating: 4
Didn't some other big name company try to release firmwares that prevented hacking of the firmware, instead of releasing actual features and options recommended by the community so they DON'T have a reason to hack it?

Oh yeah! Sony and the PSP!

You certainly don't go to Sony to use your PSP to its full potential. I would expect the same from Apple and any other company.

That is where the community always comes in. Its called modding, modders are what drive the community to push a technology to its limits and further. This provides progress. Without the modding community games like oblivion and stalker would be simply desktop trash - Don't even get me started on those games released for consoles.

The point is, if you release something with "limits" or "rules" someone out there is bound to think "Well they must of made these rules for a reason, lets break them and find out what happens". There will always be that person, thats where the phrase "you can not make something idiot proof" comes from. Some idiot, whether on purpose or on accident, will figure something out that the original manufacturer didn't intend the product to be used for.

However in no way do I support companies that go out of their way to limit their products capabilities or limit the market of their own individual choices. Its like a PC company today that would limit their OS options to Windows 3.1 floppy and the internet options to AOL. Preventing, by hardware limits, other options from being added or chosen. So what do you think someone will do? Go out of their way to hack it and figure out if they can use OTHER things.

If your hardware is capable of something you should be trying to push it to always meet that capability. Then push its abilities in revisions. Companies that don't do this are functioning by bad business practice.

No one that knows me has EVER heard me say anything good about a mac, let alone anything apple composts, thats for sure.

Even though I hate everything related to it, I will root for the hackers, just like with the psp.

The community will always be justified against these money-hungry companies.

RE: Didn't some...
By hiscross on 11/9/07, Rating: 0
RE: Didn't some...
By Gibby82 on 11/9/2007 9:46:13 PM , Rating: 4
Um...did you read the article(s)? Dailytech's specifically states that the developers working on a 1.1.2 jailbreak and have succeeded but it's not ready for release. They also stated that the patch kills the current jailbreak-which is what the article you linked stated.

RE: Didn't some...
By hiscross on 11/9/07, Rating: -1
RE: Didn't some...
By clovell on 11/10/07, Rating: 0
RE: Didn't some...
By chick0n on 11/11/07, Rating: -1
RE: Didn't some...
By Tuan Nguyen on 11/9/2007 10:39:10 PM , Rating: 2

According to TUAW's report, firmware 1.1.1 is required in order for the jailbreak to work with 1.1.2, although it is unclear at this point whether or not this will still be a requirement once AppSnap is officially updated.


RE: Didn't some...
By Darth Farter on 11/10/2007 4:47:58 AM , Rating: 2
both iphone and ipod touch 1.1.2 are already jailbroken, since early friday.
forums are full of it..

dailytech is spot on of course...

RE: Didn't some...
By cheetah2k on 11/12/2007 3:10:26 AM , Rating: 2
Jailbroken yes, but they have not released a "dummies installer package" to jailbreaking 1.1.2 yet. It's still not crystal clear how to get those phones coming back from 1.1.2 to 1.1.1, out of DFU mode after error code 1015 on a Windows PC.

Anyways, after I bought a 1.1.2 phone yesterday, I simply restored it to 1.0.2, jailbreak'd it, and unlocked using anySIM 1.2. Easy as pie, and no need to even look at 1.1.2 just yet - so easy i'm laughing!

I'll wait until its as easy as before attempting 1.1.2 again.

My 2 cents

RE: Didn't some...
By Hare on 11/10/2007 4:23:01 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed. Luckily Apple will release an SDK and open up the platform. Let's see how that goes.

RE: Didn't some...
By mmntech on 11/10/2007 10:22:59 AM , Rating: 3
Ironically, the PS3 can run Linux and Sony fully endorses it. I honestly don't see the point of hardware companies doing this. Rather than working with modders they fight them every step of the way in a never ending battle. People running third party software or tweaking the system does not really help or hurt their bottom line yet they spend millions fighting it. Of course Apple's motivation is their exclusive deals with AT&T, etc. That was a bad decision on Apple's part since they'd more than recoup that money making the iPhone an open platform (able to run on any GSM network), thus opening up a massive market, up to 2 billion possible users.

Oh, about the comment on this never being on PCs.

"We shipped it on Saturday. Then on Sunday, we rested." -- Steve Jobs on the iPad launch
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