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  • Apple Releases iTunes 8.2, Jailbreakers beware
    Apple released iTunes 8.2 early this afternoon, an update to its music jukebox software and online store interface for the Mac and Windows. It's available for download through the Software Update system preference.

    Apple notes that iTunes 8.2 now supports iPhones and iPod touches equipped with the iPhone 3.0 software update. Other accessibility improvements and bug fixes have also been made.

    Jailbreakers beware: Apple also improved security in iTunes 8.2. According to a notice, Apple has improved bounds checking in 8.2 to prevent a stack buffer overflow problem that could lead to unexpected app termination or arbitrary code execution.

    from MuscleNerd:
    Today's iTunes 8.2 update changes the way your computer talks to the device. This affects things like QuickPwn and PwnageTool when they try to identify what's connected. Also, ssh over usb breaks due to same reasons. Fixes are in the works but for now avoid 8.2(These are probably *not* anti-jailbreak maneuvers, just Apple changing protocols that normally only Apple cares about.) To fully uninstall iTunes 8.2 on Mac, close all iTunes and do this from Terminal.app. Do NOT mistype it .. https://twerbose.com/t8791
    from Chronic dev:

    iTunes 8.2 Update == Bad. It will check the hash of newer firmware images, call the mothership when restoring to beta firmwares, have updated MobileDevice so programs like QuickPwn and anything else that uses MD will get messed up, make sure your device has the correct security epoch, chipid, security domain, production mode, board id, bb chip id, etc. They can all be patched, but for now, hold back from updating.
    If you got too excited and installed the new iTunes grab this file to uninstall iTunes 8.2 on a Mac

    If you install iTunes 8.2, QuickPwn and PwnageTool will not be able to talk to your phone correctly. You can always jailbreak with iTunes 8.1 or iTunes 8.2 prerelease for beta 4.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Releases iTunes 8.2, Jailbreakers beware started by StealthBravo View original post
    Comments 163 Comments
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I'd gathered.
      The only super secret stuff I do involves sheep.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ haha. You and your sheep
    1. mr.sparky's Avatar
      mr.sparky -
      Bahhhhhh= NO
    1. Fireboy6275's Avatar
      Fireboy6275 -
      Possibly an update to break the Palm Pre from syncing with iTunes? Seems like the perfect time to do that, 4 days from release date.
    1. marlon0923's Avatar
      marlon0923 -
      does this only efffect mac users or both mac and pc users.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Mac and pc
    1. Blue's Avatar
      Blue -
      Hallo. Can anyone confirm that.

      I have a 3G 2.2.1 jailbroken and just updated to new itunes.

      I use iFunBox to connect my PC with the iPhone but this app crashes now. I tried iPhonebrowser too, but it also crashes.

      Any Help, ideas ? Must be the new f... itunes.
    1. corgi1's Avatar
      corgi1 -
      I updated to iTunes on PC, my jailbroke 2.2.1 iPhone 3G connects and syncs fine. I can SSH into the phone using WinSCP.
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      Yeah I'll continue to wait. I'm jailbroken with 8.2 pre and running beta5. The pre release of 8.2 works just fine so why flux with it.
    1. Neilvx's Avatar
      Neilvx -
      quote from the Dev Team
      That tempting "update" button
      Yesterday, Apple started pushing out their official iTunes 8.2, which supports mobile devices at firmware 3.0. Here’s why you jailbreakers and yellowsn0w-users shouldn’t really accept that “Update now?” question:

      •Most people aren’t at 3.0. In fact 3.0 is still in beta and has lots of bugs (especially related to push updates).
      •It breaks your ability to use QuickPwn, PwnageTool, and iPhone Tunneling Suite (ssh over usb). We don’t think this is a deliberate breakage of these tools. It’s just that Apple has updated a low-level USB protocol that normally only Apple cares about (but jailbreakers care about).
      •So far, the only appreciable change to iTunes 8.2 is the Genius function working on videos.
      •It may actually break Palm Pre’s connection to the device (please give us feedback on this).
      This update is one of those that incidentally breaks QuickPwn and PwnageTool. It doesn’t seem like an anti-jailbreak. But nonetheless, it will break your ability to re-run QuickPwn or PwnageTool’s dfu-entry.

      Because this update isn’t a deliberate anti-jailbreak measure, it’s easily fixed in our tools. But we really don’t want to update our tools until 3.0 is out, so please don’t update to 8.2 if you think you’ll need to rejailbreak your device.

      I think I will be waiting until 3.0 is out like they advise
    1. bigdog5142's Avatar
      bigdog5142 -
      I'm not having any issues with sync. Have had my phone jailbroken for months, though.
    1. sunshinejenn03's Avatar
      sunshinejenn03 -
      Not jailbroken here, did the update, didn't lose any music nor any problems syncing my iphone with itunes, so far.
    1. ronzo's Avatar
      ronzo -
      I'm not having any issues with the update either and have a 2G phone running 2.2.1 that has been jailbroken for a while using QwickPwn. But just for the record, if it were necessary to do a re- jailbreak, could one uninstall the 8.2 and Apple Mobile Device Support, then reinstall 8.1.1 and go from there?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ yes you can
    1. mr.sparky's Avatar
      mr.sparky -
      will doing that mess up the itunes library?
    1. Du Blex's Avatar
      Du Blex -
      say if i have to re-jailbreak my phone and i just unlock my phone, will that count as jailbreaking? And wouldn't there be legal issues going on with this? I mean, apple is stopping the function of a program without permission. wouldn't people easily be able to sue?
    1. sipher's Avatar
      sipher -
      i update my itunes and and re-sync my iphone without any problems

      with 2.2.1
    1. ronzo's Avatar
      ronzo -
      your library would still be on your pc. All you would have to do is reload your media folders into itunes.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      ^ yes you can
      But far easier not to upgrade in the first place.

    1. xrisis's Avatar
      xrisis -
      Quote Originally Posted by dmlcoch View Post
      I accidentally updated and have not found any instructions on how to un-do what I've done on a PC. Any suggestions?
      i had the same problem.,
      i uninstalled itunes 8.2 and found here Free iTunes Download itunes 8.1 and downloaded it