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  • Confusion About SHAtter Leak


    The drama surrounding the SHAtter exploit continues. A Dutch dev threatened to leak the code last week, and even though that threat was thought to have subsided, someone apparently did go ahead and leak SHAtter Wednesday. This led to a Twitter fight between p0sixninja and MuscleNerd, whom p0six had accused of being the leaker. Musclenerd denies this, but according to p0sixninja, SHAtter has been burned.

    The SHAtter exploit was originally developed by onetime Chronic-Dev hacker pod2g. A weakness in the S5L8930 bootrom of A4-based devices (iPhone 4, iPad, Apple TV 2G, iPod touch 4G). It was originally intended for the 10.10.10 (10th October 2010) release of greenpois0n before Geohot came out of nowhere with the limera1n jailbreak for all iOS devices. SHAtter was held in reserve for a future jailbreak to conserve exploits in the ongoing cat-and-mouse game with Apple.

    At this point, all we know for sure is that for unknown reasons, the code was potentially released by an unknown party Wednesday. It's unclear at this time if this was the genuine SHAtter or a fake designed to throw Apple off the scent, as people who claim to have the leaked version are reporting trouble getting it to compile. However, Apple should be able to figure out pretty quickly if it is genuine or not. Meanwhile, in a furious back-and-forth on Twitter (blowing up the phones of all their followers all Wednesday afternoon), p0sixninja accused MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev-Team of being responsible for leaking the exploit. MuscleNerd rejected the accusation, explaining that it would make no sense for him to do so as he will need to be able to jailbreak the iPhone 5 in order to unlock it. MuscleNerd also noted that there were 15 to 20 others in the room when pod2g showed his SHAtter code for the first time, so the pool of suspects is large.

    If SHAtter is truly burned, it's potentially not catastrophic, as p0sixninja says another "untether bootrom exploit" is supposedly on the way. However, if we've lost a valuable tool due to some personal drama among devs, it's a sad statement about the jailbreaking community.

    Source: Twitter
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Confusion About SHAtter Leak started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 139 Comments
    1. soulfire262's Avatar
      soulfire262 -
      thats so stupid y would u leak something like that , effin retarded whoever leaked it
    1. MikePA's Avatar
      MikePA -
      We are witnessing the beginning of the end of jailbreaking iDevices. Too many people with huge egos. Odds are, it's why Jay Freeman is working on Cydia for the Mac. The foundation of his current livelihood is jailbreaking which is supported by people who are psychological, if not chronological, juveniles.
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      ... what kind of a self centered ****would do this? ****+ grow up (directed at whoever actually leaked it)(and if it's not the real SHAtter exploit that he/she released, I apologize)

      Quote Originally Posted by MikePA View Post
      We are witnessing the beginning of the end of jailbreaking iDevices. Too many people with huge egos. Odds are, it's why Jay Freeman is working on Cydia for the Mac. The foundation of his current livelihood is jailbreaking which is supported by people who are psychological, if not chronological, juveniles.
      It's gonna be a sad day when the jailbreak community falls into chaos and anarchy...

      -keep the language to yourself even with the elaborate spelling-

      -z3r01-
    1. unlockingsky's Avatar
      unlockingsky -
      i seen something similar like this in the psp dev community. the psp dev community is now destroyed as the results and not much of a homebrew going. i hope this doesn't happens here.
    1. c0dy's Avatar
      c0dy -
      Divas. They're all divas. They're all damn beautiful divas.
    1. maddawg05's Avatar
      maddawg05 -
      What's next? Soon we'll be paying for jailbreaks.
    1. twitchthecat's Avatar
      twitchthecat -
      Whatever. When are we getting the next jailbreak and unlock for those who need it. I suspect thats all most of us care about. Untether iPhone 4 already!
    1. saunupe1911's Avatar
      saunupe1911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by maddawg05 View Post
      What's next? Soon we'll be paying for jailbreaks.
      That may be the best way to go. At least we would get them consistently and probably on time
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by soulthoughts View Post
      Good guess but I'm going with the maid in the pantry dual booting on a hackintosh.
      Aaahhh but the butler had a iPhone on DFU in the closet
    1. sephiroth726's Avatar
      sephiroth726 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Westerman View Post
      Its turning to to an episode of laguna beach
      It is... Freaking ridiculous...
    1. sephiroth726's Avatar
      sephiroth726 -
      Quote Originally Posted by twitchthecat View Post
      Whatever. When are we getting the next jailbreak and unlock for those who need it. I suspect thats all most of us care about. Untether iPhone 4 already!
      I do agree, my patience is almost gone... The drama could just be to throw people off, I hope...
    1. safri's Avatar
      safri -
      Jailbreak politics
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      I think Geohot is a Professor and the other disciples.....
    1. maztrr's Avatar
      maztrr -
      Quote Originally Posted by farfromovin View Post
      It's unfortunate, but in the end, who really cares? They've had this untethered exploit for the last couple months but didn't use it for 4.2.1. They just released an experimental 4.2.1 untethered jb for mac owners 9 hrs ago. My point is, who cares what cards you have up your sleeve if you never play em?
      It is not an untethered exploit. It is another tethered bootrom exploit present only in 4th generation devices and the iPad. It would have accomplished only the same thing as the Limera1n exploit and on even less devices. It was smart to save for later because if used now, it would serve no purpose other than to give away a future exploit and would accomplish nothing.
    1. iphone?3gs's Avatar
      iphone?3gs -
      Well this just SHATTERED a window that DEVinately could have gotten us a good jailbreak..... All because they had a small fight over who possibly EXPLOITed the code...... They have iPHOrgotten what the main mission was and are instead trying to pwn each other..... They are RAINING on each other like crazy...... The main target was to POISON Apples attempts to close out jailbreaks....


      Wow i feel so stupid and corny... I barely even made sense.... But im so PUNny.....
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      And Comex said if they didn't cut out the argument then he would send the real SHAtter to Steve Jobs.
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Thats a kind of weird, why they need to publish all this thru twitter when they have iPhones and they can discuss that by phone, then publish on twitter the result about this problem. This remember me Geo
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      Quote Originally Posted by dabisnit View Post
      I suspect Colonel Mustard with the MacBook Pro in the Office

      lol for a split second (i was scrolling fast) i thought you said Colonel Musclenerd
    1. goodluck4287's Avatar
      goodluck4287 -
      Actually, this is Apple's fault to begin with. Stop patching our exploits.