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    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. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      Congratulations Guys and good work. Everyone should just be patient it's a lot of work to do this and living a little while longer on 1.0.2 is not a big deal.

      And yes i am sure Apple will try to shut this down in their next release however their attempt to do that in 1.1.1 has now cost them a class action law suit and bad press from LA Times to Businesweek. In the long run they are not pursuing their customers best interest or their own.

      But as long as they continue to be Borg I will keep contributing and supporting the folks that give us Freedom.
    1. zalos66's Avatar
      zalos66 -
      haha sweet Root access is a huge step. I'mlearning UNIX/LINIX OS in college right now. This all ties in so well with what im learning. (hoping to be a future hacker or atleast help with these things) any one have ideas where i can learn more wether in general hacking or with the iphone?
    1. Nemesis45's Avatar
      Nemesis45 -
      Nice!!!!
    1. scuba's Avatar
      scuba -
      Quote Originally Posted by CALBUILD View Post
      LOL

      didnt learn anything from that huh??? lol just kidding,
      Fixing a bricked PSP is easy but this isnt the forum for that now is it
    1. rxmxsh's Avatar
      rxmxsh -
      Sweet. This'll calm all the iTouchers down too. This has gone much quicker than I thought it would go. Kudos!
    1. discostar's Avatar
      discostar -
      Quote Originally Posted by ohnonotme View Post
      lol
      tiff reminds me of early psp hacks good times too bad i bricked my psp
      Yeah, and I wish Apple would stop trying to stop us from hacking it, or they'll kill the iPhone the way Sony killed the PSP.
    1. RLW's Avatar
      RLW -
      Fantastic!

      Where can I donate to the Dev Team?
    1. mofolo's Avatar
      mofolo -
      Quote Originally Posted by RLW View Post
      Fantastic!

      Where can I donate to the Dev Team?
      http://iphone.fiveforty.net/wiki/ind...i:Site_support

      I'm gonna Donate too, These guys are simply awesome.

      Lets hope Apple Doesn't find a work around the Tiff exploit (which will be really really easy for them...sorry to break that to you).

      Anyways, I'm glad that im going to have some awesome features on my iphone like double tap home button. I love that function.
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      thats great!
    1. Dark Angel's Avatar
      Dark Angel -
      You guys are incredible!!! Keep up the good work fellas.
      Wicked!
    1. McCainCampbell's Avatar
      McCainCampbell -
      You guys work hard.
      I likeeee it.
    1. mikef's Avatar
      mikef -
      Quote Originally Posted by rxmxsh View Post
      Sweet. This'll calm all the iTouchers down too. This has gone much quicker than I thought it would go. Kudos!
      seriously for a second i was wipping my new imac screen cause i thought there was a bug on my screen and it was just your avatar!!hahahahahahah
    1. Gamunda's Avatar
      Gamunda -
      This is great. Patience really is a virtue... I'm definetly donating.
    1. stefman's Avatar
      stefman -
      Wooo Hooo! This is cool stuff!
    1. Gamunda's Avatar
      Gamunda -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikef View Post
      seriously for a second i was wipping my new imac screen cause i thought there was a bug on my screen and it was just your avatar!!hahahahahahah
      Lol, me too.
    1. antiflash's Avatar
      antiflash -
      Quote Originally Posted by meatwagon View Post
      yeah what does that mean? jailbreak?
      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
    1. MILLER4157's Avatar
      MILLER4157 -
      the faster we hack, the more apple will try to keep us from modding.
    1. adit555's Avatar
      adit555 -
      Thumbs up to all the guys and gals out there who are making this possible !!!! You are the most amazing people on the planet ..... truly !!!!! What would be have done without your help ??? I wish you all the best and keep up the good work ..... huggzzzz LOL

      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      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
    1. wikked's Avatar
      wikked -
      Why is the DEV team working so hard on the software - when the biggest problem is all of the fingerprints and face grease all over the screen!!

      If I donate some more to the DEV team will they send somebody over to wipe it off every 10 minutes for me?

      but seriously, nice work guys - I hope that this is the last time we have to go through so much just to get some stupid icons back!
    1. podunk's Avatar
      podunk -
      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
      Nope Still want "I still use windows back, cause I love my windows

      and Soylent Green is still people