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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

    KEY: 1E3A1CA2F45D15452B16B9FE0A2C214A0AF897F09EE269F8E5 967FC74B1022AC
    IV: 36E1BCD042AC193F7305C8E6077D3DF7

    KEY: 31E7ECD9C364414205A8FA0092CC80C0D67EAE40E75FFA27B3 7048C42335A106
    IV: 9C051576DDD94F48C324CF7AC3197FE1

    And of course, the bootrom:
    SecureROM for s5l8930xsi, Copyright 2009, Apple Inc.
    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. isham.padron's Avatar
      isham.padron -
      Does this mean i'll be able to capture my firmware (backup my phone)? I'm soo afraid of bricking my phone right now.
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      The question is when will this be released. No one knows how many exploits there are but Apple is doing a very tricky thing. Releasing OS 4 to iPod/iPhones in Summer and waiting to release OS until fall for iPads. Partly I think this is a move to keep jailbreakers at bay. Obviously if a jailbreak is released during the summer after OS 4 and the new iPhone is released Apple will release OS 4 for the iPad in the fall plugging any holes exploited by a jailbreak. I am afraid we might be waiting till end of year for a true jailbreak for OS 4.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Exciting! Jailbreakers are working fast on this....awesome!
    1. SwayProductions's Avatar
      SwayProductions -
    1. obliviane's Avatar
      obliviane -
      Quote Originally Posted by SwayProductions View Post
      Need more proof than that :P
    1. PhoneLine's Avatar
      PhoneLine -
      I'm hopefully that once it's public saurik will start to cache these iPad shsh signatures also. But 4 is a while off so they will be signing 3.2 for iPad for a while.
    1. ZmanGroup's Avatar
      ZmanGroup -
    1. SwayProductions's Avatar
      SwayProductions -
      Haha iWish...i photoshopped it.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      its funny how people would ask for proof from geohot....do u really need proof from him?
    1. iphone8130hak's Avatar
      iphone8130hak -
      Can't wait