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  • iPad Custom Firmwares Are Right Around The Corner


    It appears that GeoHot has posted a new blog entry today, detailing some keys needed to decrypt ipsw files (firmware files) which will ultimately lead to some new custom "jailbroken" firmwares for the iPad, just like it's siblings.

    Custom Firmwares are one of the best parts of the Jailbreak world, so this is rather exciting news. Although it may seem a little dull, and to anyone that isn't developing or hacking, it's probably of no real meaning to you, but the idea itself will lead to greater things to come to the iPad very soon, and that my friends, we should all be excited about.

    We've seen Cydia on the iPad already in a few videos now, which was a clear sign of thing to come, but now that devs can decrypt the firmware packages, this is closer to being put into action much sooner than any of us had originalyl anticipated.

    Here is also a guide to Decrypting the iPhone OS firmware for an intersting read and perhaps some more insight on what this new information means.
    CK's IT blog: Decrypt iPhone filesystem Firmware using Mac OS or Linux

    Here is what GeoHot had to say:

    eys for the 3.2 iPad firmware

    iBoot.k48ap.RELEASE.img3
    KEY: 1E3A1CA2F45D15452B16B9FE0A2C214A0AF897F09EE269F8E5 967FC74B1022AC
    IV: 36E1BCD042AC193F7305C8E6077D3DF7

    018-7226-009.dmg
    KEY: 31E7ECD9C364414205A8FA0092CC80C0D67EAE40E75FFA27B3 7048C42335A106
    IV: 9C051576DDD94F48C324CF7AC3197FE1

    And of course, the bootrom:
    SecureROM for s5l8930xsi, Copyright 2009, Apple Inc.
    03203A4EBC24BD2488EFDAAA19F0C9589496011F
    http://iphonejtag.blogspot.com/2010/...ser-space.html
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad Custom Firmwares Are Right Around The Corner started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. Maarten16's Avatar
      Maarten16 -
      nice
    1. iphone?3gs's Avatar
      iphone?3gs -
      Wait since the iphone os 4.0 is being released in fall does that mean jailbreak will happen for the ipad then too? Since this proves its already done and all but do we wait till fall?
    1. ltjbigshot's Avatar
      ltjbigshot -
      I want to see the videos of cydia on the iPad. Haha
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      You can simulate it by going to Home · Cydia on an iPad in Safari =]
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      can't wait,make it happen soon lol.
    1. bxking's Avatar
      bxking -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphone?3gs View Post
      Wait since the iphone os 4.0 is being released in fall does that mean jailbreak will happen for the ipad then too? Since this proves its already done and all but do we wait till fall?
      I don't think he will make us wait until fall, security will be improved by then. I maybe understand waiting for iPhone OS 4.0 but even that would be kind of pointless, the whole structure of iPhone OS and security changes every major update. And of course now that apple knows iPad is hackable, they will not allow the next iPhone which is bound to come out this year be exploitable to the same exploit. So waiting for the next iPhone would be kind of pointless. I see this happening when 3.2 or whatever the next firmware update before 4.0 for iPhone/iPod touch is released, so common sense I would expect the non-tethered 3G iPod/3GS iPhone/iPad jailbreak to come around no later than April or May.
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      They should make a new banner, where "The iPad is Here" and make it "The Jailbreak is coming!"
    1. brokentwice's Avatar
      brokentwice -
      I think that he should release it now. since no one really knows how long The Wait would be..

      and honestly its only a matter of time Before apple fixs the exploit once its released anyway.

      I say let people have some fun now with it. Since We still have no idea if we need to grab the files like we did with the iphone 3GS so we can cont to jailbreak in the future.

      What I really think they Need to work on is making a custom firmware that would accept custom FW upgrades. so each time we could just add whats new and not replace everything we already have.
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      I would find the corner......
    1. sLevin1fo's Avatar
      sLevin1fo -
      Only corner I'm eying. Is the one w/ the 5.12 firmware jailbreak/unlock.......just saying.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by brokentwice View Post
      I think that he should release it now. since no one really knows how long The Wait would be..

      and honestly its only a matter of time Before apple fixs the exploit once its released anyway.

      I say let people have some fun now with it. Since We still have no idea if we need to grab the files like we did with the iphone 3GS so we can cont to jailbreak in the future.

      What I really think they Need to work on is making a custom firmware that would accept custom FW upgrades. so each time we could just add whats new and not replace everything we already have.
      Yes, it is only a matter of time before they patch the exploit, but that generally happens in a small release with little to no NEW features. I am sure they would rather have a JB on or near day one for iPhone OS 4.0 launch than potentially have to do all that work again. Far fewer people need/want a JB for 3.1.2, which has no new features that the 3.1 didn't have aside from locking out the untethered JB/unlock, than those that will want something like this for 4. I am no dev/hacker, but if I was, I am sure I wouldn't want to piss away my hard work by letting Apple patch my workaround with the final release of 4.0 since chances are they would leave it in without this going public.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Since when is the 4.0 firmware coming out this fall?
    1. eidolon's Avatar
      eidolon -
      now is better
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      from geohot...



      ...take that apple!
    1. ownerofspam's Avatar
      ownerofspam -
      Quote Originally Posted by ecd5000 View Post
      from geohot...



      ...take that apple!
      That's Nate Hartley silly.

      On the brightside, has anyone besides me already decrypted the hell out of the iPad firmware? It's some fun stuff!
    1. waheedtarin's Avatar
      waheedtarin -
      These ppl are challening there selfs always they release there hard work then apple patches up then they repeat. Nice work geohots and dev team keep up the good work you helped us alot
    1. cheesehotdog's Avatar
      cheesehotdog -
      Good news! :d
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      This is the best news I've heard all day. Solve the problem right at the root! This is a must since Apple no longer approves restored older firmwares. Long live jailbreak! My only concern is will Apple match the HTC EVO 4G. If not, I'll have a hard choice to make this summer...

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    1. invi1977's Avatar
      invi1977 -
      well, anyone can guid me how to save m ipad SHSH ECID ?

      thanks and regards

      invi1977
    1. brokentwice's Avatar
      brokentwice -
      yeah thats what i was about to post about the saving of the certain files like we did when we got our 3GS. So we can restore.

      also that picture is great. Thats like the "Geohot" movie on youtube that we are not allowed to talk about...(jk) Which I still think is funny im sorry hah

      but anyway back to the ipad.


      Was using diskaid with the ipad and though I can not get to root with it i was able to extract some files from the media partion.