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  • "SHAtter" Will Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G, iPhone 4, and iPad


    That's right, you read that correctly. In the recent flurry of the iOS 4.1 release, there has been some great breakthroughs in regards to jailbreaking your iDevice. posixninja and pod2g have discovered the first exploit of the S5L8930 chip, aka, the A4, which allows the use of unsigned code execution in order to create a tethered jailbreak, which as far as current hardware released is concerned, a jailbreak for life. This particular chip is used in the iPad, iPhone 4, and iPod Touch 4G. This same vulnerability is the one that was discovered independently by geohot, who abandoned the community a few months ago. However, his name lives on through new jailbreaks today, including the Playstation 3.

    Respected members of the Dev Team, like MuscleNerd have also confirmed that this new exploit does indeed work on all of the currently available devices, and works with the newest iOS 4.1. He says on twitter, "That latest exploit from @pod2g confirmed to work beyond iPhone4...also on at least iPad and yesterday's iPod4G too ", which is a great confidence booster for the skeptical.

    One should note however, that not everything is publicly available yet. These guys are hard at work trying to get everything ready. So if your thinking to update to iOS 4.1 assuming there is a jailbreak, you should slow down, as things take time and need to be released properly. Remember, what they are talking about here is a Tethered jailbreak, but that doesn't mean an untethered one will follow suit, as this exploit is an initial starting point for all new untethered exploits to come as well. My guess would be that when a release does come around, it will include the ability to be untethered, otherwise it would be much more ideal to stay on iOS 4.0.1.

    Using this method means that Apple cannot fix this exploit without updating it's hardware first, just as they did with the iPhone 3GS bootrom exploit. So until they update the hardware, there is hope for all of us. Does this mean you should go out and buy your new iDevice before they fix this? It's not going to be any time soon that Apple will be doing hardware updates, so don't get too worried just yet.

    Keep your eyes peeled, as you can bet we will be posting any updates here at MMi. It's a good time in the jailbreaking universe



    Source: p0sixninja | pod2g | musclenerd | SHAtter - The iPhone Wiki | S5L8930 - The iPhone Wiki
    This article was originally published in forum thread: "SHAtter" Will Jailbreak Every iDevice including iPod Touch 4G, iPhone 4, and iPad started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 434 Comments
    1. Layukon's Avatar
      Layukon -
      Wow this is great news. Quick question, when I update to 4.1 once a jailbreak is released will I be able to salvage my installed packages from cydia? Or will it all be lost?
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Wait, so the iPhone 4 is going from untethered to tethered? That's kinda weird


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. lol_release's Avatar
      lol_release -
      I'm so tired of hearing this same old news!

      Please post something useful like a jailbreak!
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      I suppose this means I will have to carry around a laptop in my back pocket in case i have to reboot on the go. I usually have no need of a reboot, but sometimes a respring isn't possible.
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Tethered jailbreak = stay on 4.0.1 until future release
    1. livodaz's Avatar
      livodaz -
      So this will allow mc modle users to get custom boot logos wont it?
    1. lol_release's Avatar
      lol_release -
      that's what tethered means? every time we reboot we have to re jailbreak?

      they must be joking who would put up with that LOL
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Sweeeeeeeeet!
    1. pyromcr's Avatar
      pyromcr -
      amazing! i love the jailbreak community and all the crazy stuff the do to outsmart apple. i cant wait for this to come out!
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      wow. that's really fast.
    1. Eagleye's Avatar
      Eagleye -
      This is great news. These guys just keep on rocking...
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Nice work, guys!
    1. itaintrite's Avatar
      itaintrite -
      This means there's no need to wait for the iPad FW update to release the tool
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by lol_release View Post
      that's what tethered means? every time we reboot we have to re jailbreak?

      they must be joking who would put up with that LOL
      You have been around almost a year now and a tethered jb is still a mythical beast to you? Wow.
    1. Truckerbear's Avatar
      Truckerbear -
      As soon as I read tethered jailbreak.... I freeze.

      Although it may be the gateway to untethered.... it sucks being tethered.

      I seen to many of my colleagues have problems with their phones to be tethered.

      I'll pass till its untethered. jailbreakme.com/spirit/blackra1n do everything I'll ever need. Connect that with unlock and I am good to go.
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      awsomeee !!!
    1. o3okevin's Avatar
      o3okevin -
      Quote Originally Posted by lol_release View Post
      that's what tethered means? every time we reboot we have to re jailbreak?

      they must be joking who would put up with that LOL
      You're freaking spoiled with all the easy jailbreaks that came out recently.
    1. drog92's Avatar
      drog92 -
      this is some great news....
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickhesson View Post
      yeah, i may have misread p0sixninja's tweet, he was saying "Who said this was a bootrom exploit" lol but it is in the bootrom section of his wiki, so he was probably being sarcastic. lol my bad
      That tweet, along with the SHATter wiki page have since been deleted.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by lol_release View Post
      I'm so tired of hearing this same old news!

      Please post something useful like a jailbreak!
      This post is very usefull, probably one of the most useful since the iPod event Sept. 1. You cant expect everyone on mmi to have the same opinion as you