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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. lol_release's Avatar
      lol_release -
      Actually you know what it feels like... the never ending Christmas eve when I was a kid LOL
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      LOL, just pray that your parents don't tell you that the dev team isn't real :P
    1. DaBigScoat's Avatar
      DaBigScoat -
      ^^LOL^^ That made my day..
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      LOL, just pray that your parents don't tell you that the dev team isn't real :P
      They're not real???!!!!!!!!


      I was lied to.

      What next you gonna tell me that the iPhones are not released near my birthday as a gift from Steve?
    1. rossrossross's Avatar
      rossrossross -
      The cdt twitter should stop addressing all the impatient noobs, seems kinda unprofessional and it's been going on for the past couple days. They gotta play it cool like dev team would
    1. Sarah Hastings's Avatar
      Sarah Hastings -
      SHAtter is always been very diligent in its work…keep up the good work guys
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      WOW! I just realized how inaccurate the title of this article is. It says "all devices" and then specifically explains that it's only for A4 devices! Even the banner image contradicts itself (says "Jailbreak...For All" and then explicitly only lists the A4 devices it will jailbreak).

      But that's not all! It then goes on to say that it is the same vulnerability Geohot discovered, which is not true at all.

      THEN, even though it just explained that it was an A4 exploit, it says that MuscleNerd confirmed that it works on "all devices" and quoted him in the same paragraph DIRECTLY contradicting that (he confirms only A4-based devices).
    1. PP1999's Avatar
      PP1999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      I was under the impression this was a bootrom exploit as it is under the bootrom exploit section in the iphone wiki. Although at the time of writing this post all the info for SHATter has vanished. This is reported to be a tethered jailbreak. An iBoot exploit is needed for an untethered jailbreak, right?
      I think so... Yes... but even if you had a tethered jb on 4.2.1 and saves the blobs you will be able to get a untethered jb for all further versions with the SHatter exploit(Correct me if I'm wrong)
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      ^ Your wrong, bootrom exploit means that in order to block the Jailbreak exploit, apple would have to change the hardware. But just because this is a bootrom exploit does not make it untethered. There will always be a JB with this particular exploit just like limera1n, but it does not mean it will be un-tethered at all.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by vantheman169 View Post
      ^ Your wrong, bootrom exploit means that in order to block the Jailbreak exploit, apple would have to change the hardware. But just because this is a bootrom exploit does not make it untethered. There will always be a JB with this particular exploit just like limera1n, but it does not mean it will be un-tethered at all.
      Yup
    1. ASH9306's Avatar
      ASH9306 -
      thanks for info
    1. Zoex117's Avatar
      Zoex117 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickhesson View Post


      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
      Love it
    1. orangey989898's Avatar
      orangey989898 -
      so true!!!
    1. varundown's Avatar
      varundown -
      its exciting..