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  • Planetbeing Up For Challenge to Make iPhone 4 Exploit Jailbreak Happen



    Bright and early this morning, Planetbeing, of the iPhone Dev Team, enticed our imaginations and sparked our hopes with an exciting post on Twitter: a tweet that indicates that it is, indeed, possible to develop exploits that - get ready for this - can work far beyond the present days of the iOS 4 and well into the future of iPhone operating systems.

    Having the iPhone 4 bootrom makes it possible to develop exploits that are immune to firmware upgrades (unlike the Spirit family of jbs)
    One hour before the tweet that jailrbreakers are just now widely becoming aware of, Planetbeing also stated: "Yay, just managed to get this out: SHA1(iphone4-bootrom.bin)= 03203a4ebc24bd2488efdaaa19f0c9589496011f (prolly same as ipad, though)." Only a few short days ago, Nick chronicled MuscleNerd and planetbeing's announcement that Comex's Spirit userland jailbreak has been ported to work on iOS 4 and, yes, the iPhone 4.



    But it wasn't the bootrom exploit, meaning that Apple could patch it in a subsequent update. Thanks to the update today Planetbeing, we're now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

    Unfortunately - and, incredibly, we're already getting this question by the truckload - there is no release time as of yet. But all eyes are now on Planetbeing to see where we will go from here. Nonetheless, the first public image of Cydia running on the iPhone 4 is still enough to keep us up all night thinking about the possibilities that now shortly lie ahead.

    Images via Twitter
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Planetbeing Up For Challenge to Make iPhone 4 Exploit Jailbreak Happen started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 174 Comments
    1. thekid05's Avatar
      thekid05 -
      .....I'm feelin like Pookie off New Jack City waiting for this jailbreak...
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thekid05 View Post
      .....I'm feelin like Pookie off New Jack City waiting for this jailbreak...
      lol

      I guess the older one's here will know what you are talking about. Haven't seen that in awhile
    1. Islanderbwoy's Avatar
      Islanderbwoy -
      All we can do is wait folks and not whine about it
    1. DBZHeroes777's Avatar
      DBZHeroes777 -
      Posted from MuscleNerd's twitter account, he said:

      "Good progress on iPhone4 unlock with @planetbeing: Twitpic - Share photos on Twitter <-injected cmd! (Akin to 3G Baseband Tool on Vimeo on 3G)"
      Image uploaded is:
    1. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      Yeah just woke up to a bunch of re-tweets! Guess the iPhone 4 unlock is looking good. Personally I don't need the unlock, just the jailbreak which is what I'm waiting anxiously for
    1. kmmxracer's Avatar
      kmmxracer -
      Quote Originally Posted by LastSonOfKrypton View Post
      Yeah just woke up to a bunch of re-tweets! Guess the iPhone 4 unlock is looking good. Personally I don't need the unlock, just the jailbreak which is what I'm waiting anxiously for
      Just saw the tweets as well. I need both but we can't unlock without the jailbreak so things are looking good.
    1. DBZHeroes777's Avatar
      DBZHeroes777 -
      Quote Originally Posted by LastSonOfKrypton View Post
      Yeah just woke up to a bunch of re-tweets! Guess the iPhone 4 unlock is looking good. Personally I don't need the unlock, just the jailbreak which is what I'm waiting anxiously for:
      Same here :P Just checking this jailbreak is gonna work with iPod Touch 2nd Gen MC right?
      Also you have any idea how long it will take after this?
    1. kwickone's Avatar
      kwickone -
      ^ Unfortunately, nobody can give you an estimate of how long it will take. I want it as bad as anyone else, but it will be released when it is released. It may even be done, but they are waiting for the expected Apple update....
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I agree with kwickone... I'm sure they would have released the jailbreak first.. and the unlock later like they usually do but seeing as Apple has an announced firmware update in the near future they're just going to sit tight and finish it all up at once and release it after Apple does.
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      flippin apple and their crappy update! apple needs to hurry the eff up and release it and save as much face as possible. seems that they would be in a hurry to get users off of their butt!
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Apple claims it's not a real issue.. but just an inaccurate report of signal strength due to a formula lol. If this was the case they could have pushed out a fix within a couple DAYS... but instead they're stalling to figure out a REAL solution which is why they said the update wouldn't be for a few weeks. I'm sorry to say this is a hardware issue... if I death grip my phone by accident my call drops 100% of the time! If I try and cradle my phone on my shoulder and neck my call drops 100% of the time! The only solution is a case/bumper.. whatever. I will say that without the death grip my phone gets /better/ service than my 3GS in the same areas.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Apple doesn't care about the dev team or are concerned...regardless if ur waiting for a jailbreak to unlock or not, ur still buying a device from them...it's AT&T that has to be scared of the unlocks.
    1. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      Apple doesn't care about the dev team or are concerned...regardless if ur waiting for a jailbreak to unlock or not, ur still buying a device from them...it's AT&T that has to be scared of the unlocks.
      Not really. Too many noobs update their basebands not knowing any better!
    1. dying4004's Avatar
      dying4004 -
      is it under water now? :S