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13
Oct

Chronic dev team releases greenpois0n jailbreak

greenpois0n logoThe chronic dev team (@chronicdevteam) have released greenpois0n, their iOS jailbreak tool featuring an implementation of geohot’s bootrom exploit. Downloads are available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. It also only works on iOS 4.1.

This release of greenpois0n supports:
– iPhone 4
– iPhone 3G S
– iPod touch (4th Generation)
– iPod touch (3rd Generation)
– iPad

Soon there will be another release, adding things like support for:
– Apple TV (2nd Generation)
– iPod touch (2nd Generation)

[Updated 4/2/2011] greenpois0n updated to jailbreak iOS 4.2.1

12
Sep

iOS 4.1 New Bug Fixes and Boot ROM Hack

On Wednesday, Apple released iOS 4.1 to the public, bringing a good number of bug fixes including two in potential remote code issues in ImageIO, and many more in WebKit (full details after the jump).

In related news, pod2g – a member of the iPhone Dev Team – announced that an issue in iOS’s bootrom (a very low-level hardware bootloader) could be used to jailbreak future iOS updates (including 4.1) on current iOS devices. Due to the nature of the bootrom, it would be difficult for Apple to fix the flaw without somehow flashing a new bootrom to affected devices. Jailbreakers have been advised to forgo the 4.1 update until a stable bootrom-based jailbreak is developed – although this would leave those iPhone/iPod Touch users open to attack.

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