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Turns out JailbreakMe's run will be short lived. Like abandoned-toy-yorkie short lived. JailbreakMe relies on a PDF exploit and according to the Associated Press an Apple spokesperson informed them that...
07-07-2011, 12:11 PM #1
Big Surprise, Apple Plans to Fix JailbreakMe PDF Exploit in Next iOS Update
Turns out JailbreakMe's run will be short lived. Like abandoned-toy-yorkie short lived.
JailbreakMe relies on a PDF exploit and according to the Associated Press an Apple spokesperson informed them that Apple is "aware of this reported issue and developing a fix that will be available to customers in an upcoming software update."
Granted the JailbreakMe process uses an exploit that Apple was likely to change anyway, but can't Cupertino just let us be? Seriously, how long did we patiently (or impatiently) wait for an iPad 2 jailbreak. How much easier could jailbreaking a device be than visiting a website and pushing a button. I sure am glad Apple is "developing a fix that will be available to customers," though.
Soon it'll be back to the drawing board when iOS 5 comes out. iPhone users will likely not have to wait very long after iOS 5's release for a jailbreak, but iPad 2 users could be left out in the cold, cold world or jailbreaklessness for a long time again.
Enjoy it while you can people. Unless of course you choose to never update your firmware again or upgrade to iOS 5. In which case, more power to you.
Source: Associate Press
Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 07-07-2011 at 12:16 PM.
07-07-2011, 12:24 PM #2
Everyone with an iPad 2 better hurrry and jump on this while you can
07-07-2011, 12:33 PM #3
Interesting how Apple only discovers these exploits and security holes and tries to fix them only after the jailbreak community discovers them and uses them to our advantage. Silly Apple!
07-07-2011, 12:53 PM #4
07-07-2011, 01:08 PM #5
07-07-2011, 01:35 PM #6
07-07-2011, 02:18 PM #7
He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
07-07-2011, 02:38 PM #8
Can't wait to get home and pull the trigger....but I think frash won't work.
07-07-2011, 02:41 PM #9
I really didn't see this coming...
07-07-2011, 02:50 PM #10
It was inevitable...
07-07-2011, 02:57 PM #11
07-07-2011, 03:12 PM #12
What I don't understand is how Apple can let this one slip by to begin with considering it was virtually the same exploit used in 4.0.
07-07-2011, 03:17 PM #13
better save my ssh... freaking apple.freak u through hell
07-07-2011, 03:39 PM #14
07-07-2011, 03:46 PM #15
unless there is a way for my Good Enterprise to work while jailbroken, I am unfortunately not going to jailbreak my iPad 2, my iPhone 4 however will always be jailbroken (just for MyWi) but very useful and needed....
07-07-2011, 04:09 PM #16
Apple is always a day late and dollar short. I just can't believe they found another PDF exploit.
Worked on my 1st Gen iPad. Had to do a fresh restore though. I updated normally and it would not jailbreak, probably because i was already JB on 4.2.1. All is good now, great job everyone involved!
07-07-2011, 04:48 PM #17
07-07-2011, 04:53 PM #18
Is the author of this news post completely oblivious? If it can be used to execute a Jailbreak, it can be used to execute a virus just the same. That's EXACTLY why they said to install the PDF exploit patch as soon as you JB. If Apple doesn't fix it ASAP, EVERY SINGLE DEVICE is at risk from malicious websites. All someone has to do is setup a router called "attwifi" and capture any URL to pwn hundreds of phones.
07-07-2011, 05:03 PM #19
i will not update my ipad.
07-07-2011, 05:08 PM #20
no big deal. im just glad there's now a JB for ipad2. i'll just stay at 4.3.3 until there is another JB