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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. onlinegamesnz's Avatar
      onlinegamesnz -
      So is there actually a jb for 4.2.1 i4? Yet
    1. farfromovin's Avatar
      farfromovin -
      Quote Originally Posted by maztrr View Post

      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.
      The Dev team says on their blog they have the backup plan for 4th gen devices. They are releasing a mac only redsnow this weekend as a trial and it's UNTETHERED.
    1. acv999's Avatar
      acv999 -
      SHAtter leak, act 1, take 6: pos6ninja and musclenerd sitting across from ea other at table. Leak is blasted to community. Smiling at ea other as they spray blame back and forth on twitter. Apple licking chops. Leak is fake! Ha ha! Devs have quiet laugh over cheetos and Tang. Fade to black.
    1. sucram6791's Avatar
      sucram6791 -
      its like watchin mid day soaps
    1. walktovanish's Avatar
      walktovanish -
      Quote Originally Posted by soulthoughts View Post
      Good guess but I'm going with the maid in the pantry dual booting on a hackintosh.
      Good guess, but I have to say it's Mr. Green in the Library tri-booting Linux(Gentoo or RedHat), Win7, and OSX Snow Leopard. Tis a dangerous weapon he holds there.
    1. dhamien's Avatar
      dhamien -
      Quote Originally Posted by farfromovin View Post
      The Dev team says on their blog they have the backup plan for 4th gen devices. They are releasing a mac only redsnow this weekend as a trial and it's UNTETHERED.
      Which has absolutely nothing to do with SHAtter. The reason it's not out yet is because they're trying to make it a long term thing. Please educate yourself if you're going to trash anyone.
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      Damn more drama than a junior high girls locker room! Kinda pathetic!
    1. neonsector's Avatar
      neonsector -
      Quote Originally Posted by nitrogen521 View Post
      People like you are quite stupid.

      Limera1n is for ALL device, Shatter is for only A4 devices.

      Why release shatter when Limera1n is already able to JB 4th gen and below? Shatter and Limera1n are BOTH tether JB.
      I think you are the one that is stupid, if Shatter is a hardware a4 device exploit as they claim it to be, why would anyone give a ****? Unless apple changes the hardware on the a4 chips the **** its pretty safe.
    1. mi1knc0okies's Avatar
      mi1knc0okies -
      This is all pretty sad if it was this is over some stupid drama...
    1. rayochoa's Avatar
      rayochoa -
      Quote Originally Posted by d_animality View Post
      LoL so many dramas..they should make a movie out of it just like facebook..:P
      lmfao for real. this could very easily be made as intresting if not more than the fb movie. haha
    1. VinhSonNguyen's Avatar
      VinhSonNguyen -
      Quote Originally Posted by rayochoa View Post
      lmfao for real. this could very easily be made as intresting if not more than the fb movie. haha
      I agree! But man, I need the jailreak and new baseband unlock for the iPhone 4 x)
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      "Please think."

      Oh man how simple of a command that could greatly improve this society if it were followed.
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by KBI2113 View Post
      15 to 20 people may be to blame? I smell a game of "Jailbreak Clue"!
      Let's shoot them one at a time until the vile worm is exposed!
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by goodluck4287 View Post
      Actually, this is Apple's fault to begin with. Stop patching our exploits.
      You've been a member since 2007 and you still don't grasp why Apple would be doing a major disservice to the overwhelming majority of it's iDevice users by not patching these vulnerabilities?
    1. purplemonkeyspank's Avatar
      purplemonkeyspank -
      Man, these guys are a soppy bunch! What a sorry set of muppets. Worse than a bunch of pre-pubescent school girls fighting over a a doll! Lmao at the "furious" tweets bit in the article aswel! What? It's more slap fight than anything...
    1. lvazn93's Avatar
      lvazn93 -
      ...
    1. SnowLeo's Avatar
      SnowLeo -
      Son of a b*tch! Im getting a droid!

      Looks like Im gonna be using that new tool from iH8snow to boot tethered in one click.

      What a great christmas present by the way. Obviously the christmas deadline cannot be met now.

      Anyone find it a little suspicious that ih8Snow made a tool for one click tethered booting (iBooty) and released it THE DAY before the UNTETHERED jailbreak was supposed to be released. I think its pretty damn obvious the leak was their fault and they built this tool so everyone wouldnt be as pissed when they found out.

      Geohotz drama saved us this exploit yet it is someone elses drama that lost us this exploit. Yet it doesnt feel like were even....
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      Fail for all parties involved. Embarrassing state of affairs when the people who are essentially the "ringleaders" of this community are the ones who are guilty for its distruction.

      I'm not angry - I'm disappointed.
    1. Tfost's Avatar
      Tfost -
      I appreciate all the hard work jailbreakers do. But honestly there is so much drama between them it's quite pathetic
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      AGREED! Almost like their wanting to stir up controversy on MMI just for fun instead of telling the whole story!