After months of drama between Geohot and Sony, the two parties have finally reached a middle ground! However, the whole deal seems a little sketchy, it’s unclear what Geohot and Sony have actually agreed to do. But from the “statement” on Sony’s blog, I think it’s safe to assume that Sony has agreed to drop the charges if Geohot stops hacking their devices; for good! Here is Sony’s “official statement” (taken from their blog):
I’m sure some of you know that Ultrasn0w was actually broken by the iOS 4.3.1 update – even if your baseband was unlockable! Well good news, it seems that MuscleNerd has fixed it, this isn’t an unlock for newer basebands, it simply allows for compatibility on iOS 4.3.1. Here is the picture that was the link in his tweet And more recently he said that there will be an update for users who don’t have unlockable basebands at the moment: Stay Tuned!
After much anticipation and a very stretched out release date, the iOS 4.3.1 UNTETHERED Jailbreak has finally been made available to the public! I uploaded my video on the Redsn0w version of the Jailbreak EARLY this morning, you can check out the written instructions and the video tutorial here! iPhone users who want to unlock should wait until I have made my tutorials on the other Jailbreak tools that were released late last night, PwnageTool (Mac only) and Sn0wbreeze (PC only), both of which allow for the customization and creation of custom firmwares – I’ll make the tutorial for both
So it seems like the iOS 4.3 and 4.3.1 untethered Jailbreak will be released this weekend after all! Twitter is buzzing today with the topic of #sundayisfunday and i0n1c himself started it (as many of you know, it’s i0n1cs exploit that we will see used in the iOS 4.3/4.3.1 untetherd Jailbreak). Check it out:
The most famous member of the iPhone Dev Team, Musclenerd, tweeted yesterday and told the world of the significant progress made on the iOS 4.3+ Jailbreak!
Just after Apple announced that the future of it’s iOS will be demoed at WWDC 2011, there have been numerous reports that iOS 5 will feature improved voice commands. According to a report by TechCrunch, Siri could be the “key component” in the next major mobile operating system release.
iDevice hacker Comex, who is known for his untethered userland based jailbreak tools such as Spirit and JailbreakMe 2.0, has confirmed through a series of tweets that Apple has patched his kernel exploit in iOS 4.3.1 (this was the same exploit that they used to Jailbreak the iPad 2 right after it’s launch).
Alright so I have been doing some research and scanning peoples Twitters and I have come to the conclusion there there will not be a “JailbreakMe 3.0”. There are two pieces of evidence that lead me to this conclusion, the fist is rather obvious – take a look:
This morning Apple released iOS 4.3.1, which as many of you know, the Dev Team, i0n1c and Comex were waiting to release the untethered Jailbreak for all iDevices until 4.3.1 was released. It was actually supposed to be released in about a week (according to rumors), but I guess Apple decided to launch the update earlier than expected. That being said, the members of the iOS hacking community will need some time to test the exploit and Jailbreak tools on all iDevices (including but not limited to the iPad 2). iOS 4.3 isn’t necessarily a major update, it simply fixes some minor bugs, vulnerabilities (most likely the ones