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  • root access achieved on iPod Touch
    A hacker named niacin has achieved root access on the iPod Touch as well as the iPhone 1.1.1!

    From his blog:

    "Using the tiff exploit, we have managed to expose the root parition via the symlink hack. We have verified the exploit with an iphone 1.0.2,1.1.1 and itouch 1.1.1
    We are currently working on remounting the / parition rw and we will be hosting the exploit on this site SOON."


    Niacin's blog via TUAW
    This article was originally published in forum thread: root access achieved on iPod Touch started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 46 Comments
    1. krfkeith's Avatar
      krfkeith -
      This is great but didnt apple completely rewrite the firmware for 1.1.1? Meaning none of the apps will run?
    1. ppk287's Avatar
      ppk287 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TypeSDragoon View Post
      I just fear the next update after this. We'll be going through all this trouble after every update it seems
      I don't think so. Apple was probably responding to pressure from its contract partners and if it had wanted to be really malicous, do you think they would have warned everyone that the update might have dire consequences for hacked iPhones?

      But even if they do...
    1. Stealth1029's Avatar
      Stealth1029 -
      Freakin sweet! I cant believe apple forgot to take care of an exploit thats ONE AND A HALF years old. but thats how technology works, when someone has a shield, theres alway something that can penetrate it.
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by antiflash View Post
      i love this...and the "What's Jailbreak" as the n00b title is a freakin fantastic update vs the "I still use Windows" our mods rock
      I finally changed it . . . reached the limit of hate mail I could take glad you like the new one.
    1. mosaik's Avatar
      mosaik -
      does this mean 1.1.1 phones will be able to bee unlocked

      i have been trying the downgrade but get stuck on the apptap part. i get a bootsrape error is there a way around it or am i stuck for the time being..

      or if i dont get the bootstrap error on apptap or independence . apptap will just keep going and not activate the phone. the phone just has a itunes symbol and a plug in symbol on it what can i do...
    1. xxjoebreadxx's Avatar
      xxjoebreadxx -
      This is sweet! Great news!