Dev-Team demos beta version of PwnageTool on iPod touch 4G

By on September 27, 2010 at 7:45 AM.

Dev-Team demos beta version of PwnageTool on iPod touch 4G

The folks responsible for the development of iOS jailbreaking software PwnageTool — the dev-team — have posted a quick one-minute video demoing their latest iteration of the tool. Using the SHAtter exploit discovered by pod2g several weeks ago, the dev-team has managed to jailbreak one of the new fourth generation iPod touch devices. The dev-team writes:

Although PwnageTool was a useful first test of a full iPod 4G jailbreak via SHAtter, it’s really overkill compared to the faster tools being developed. Its main use in PwnageTool will be for those with iPhone4’s, to allow updates while preserving the baseband and ultrasn0w carrier unlock. In any event, this is another exciting time for iPhone and iPod touch users…the cat and mouse game continues!

If you’re interested in seeing what everyones favorite iOS tinkerers have been up to hit the break, we’ve got the video waiting for you. More →

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Newly found jailbreak exploit will work on iPhone 4, iPad, and new iPod touch

By on September 9, 2010 at 9:00 PM.

Newly found jailbreak exploit will work on iPhone 4, iPad, and new iPod touch

Lord of the Devs — MuscleNerd – has confirmed that the latest jailbreak exploit discovered by pod2g will indeed work beyond the iPhone. In a tweet, MuscleNerd writes:

That latest exploit from @pod2g confirmed to work beyond iPhone4…also on at least iPad and yesterday’s iPod4G too :)

Great news for all those who prefer their iDevices jailbroken. No time estimate has been given by the dev-team or others as to when we could potentially see the exploit tools in the wild; we’ll keep you up to date on any progress that is made. More →

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iOS 4.1 bootrom exploit found, new jailbreak method on the way

By on September 8, 2010 at 4:24 PM.

iOS 4.1 bootrom exploit found, new jailbreak method on the way

Almost in unison with Apple releasing iOS 4.1, iOS tinkerer pod2g announced a bootrom exploit that will allow the jailbreaking community access to the innards of the California company’s mobile operating system. The exploit will eventually facilitate the next wave of iDevice jailbreaking, and isn’t something that can be plugged with a simple software update; Apple would have to flash a new bootrom to iPhones, etc. before they leave the factory. The iPhone Dev-Team is cautioning that all users steer clear of iOS 4.1 for the time being, but know that they — and others — are on the case.

UPDATE: We’re being told by someone who has knowledge about this exploit that in order to patch this particular bootrom hack Apple would need “a whole new processor rev.” A re-flashed or patched bootrom for the current hardware would not be sufficient. More →

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