SHAtter Jailbreak or Greenpois0n to Jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone, iPod Touch 4G Coming Soon!

Written By Sam on 14 September 2010
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This one is for those hooked to news on jailbreak tools. The Chronic Dev team is reported to be feverishly working to add a new update to SHAtter Jailbreak that will enable the BootROM exploit to jailbreak all iOS 4.1 iDevices including iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G and iPad. The SHAtter Jailbreak tool uses the BootROM exploit discovered by Chronic Dev Team members posixninja and pod2g. A bootrom-based jailbreak acts on the hardware of the device and enables you to ‘Pwn’ it for life. However, jailbreak enthusiasts are not too gung ho about the buzz that this jaibreak will be thethered. Simply put, this means you will have to re-jailbreak your device if it gets switched off or if the battery dies on it. To some, that is a downside. Moreover there are also chances that greenpois0n might be updated to work with iOS 4.1.

Although we still can’t give any details of the exploit(s) that need to be used, I figured I’d make an update here to just let you guys know that we are still working hard on the jailbreak and making steady progress.
Please keep in mind that even though we have had the method for awhile, there was a certain very key element that we (or rather, pod2g the great) only got working a few days ago, so it’s not like we have this packaged up and we are just sitting on it.
It is being actively worked on as I type this (the loader, the payload itself, the easy to use computer-side tools, the payload, the patches, etc. Just hang tight, it will definitely be worth it.

Meanwhile, from Apple’s perpective, preventing Jailbreaking the iDevices that run iOS 4.1 still looks like a formidable task. For, the company will not be able to stop jailbreakers without making significant changes in its hardware. While hackers perceive jailbreaking will be easier in iOS 4.1 because the exploit targets a low-level part of the operating system, some development team members feel iOS 4.1 is a trap designed to prevent jailbreakings. For the moment, the war of wit continues.

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