The iPhone Dev-Team has finally shown off a video demo of iOS 4.1 jailbreak on the newly released iPod touch 4G by loading SHAtter exploit in PwnageTool (video after the break). This test version of PwnageTool however is currently for internal testing only. But it will be released later for iPhone 4 users so that they can preserve their old baseband in future for carrier unlock by restoring to the custom firmware file.
iOS 4.1 Jailbreak on iPod touch 4G Using SHAtter Exploit.
The iPhone Dev-Team has also confirmed that new and faster tools (probably named as GreenPois0n) are already being developed which will jailbreak all iOS based devices using this new low-level bootrom exploit named SHAtter. This exploit was discovered by pod2g, a former member of the Chronic Dev-Team. Since it is a low-level bootrom exploit, Apple will not be able to patch this with a new firmware. They will have to introduce a revised hardware for all the current iOS devices to close the loophole. What this means is that once this jailbreak is out, all current iOS based devices will be pwned for life!
MuscleNerd just uploaded his video
There is currently no ETA for this new jailbreak tool. It will be released once it is ready. We will of course let you know as soon as it is available for public consumption. Stay tuned for that! [via iPhone Dev-Team Blog]
Yesterday we posted an update about the upcoming jailbreak called SHAtter. It seems as though FSM had posted some misinformation so the Chronic Dev Team has updated the post on their blog clearing the rumors. At this point, it is unknown whether or not the jailbreak will be tethered or untethered. It is also unknown whether or not the exploit will be a bootrom exploit. You can see the updated blog post below:
More information soon to comeâ€¦
iBSS.n90ap.RELEASE.dfu (4.0.1) Decryption Information Key: d05c3c40db40e738926f811b8b1314038d26096c4102461698a49098c47a3fe6 IV: 91f94e5d726a2d2f2c7ffad58d4f3b77
Update: Late last night it was verified that the iPad and iPod touch (4th generation) are also vulnerable to our exploit!
Update 2: Some factsâ€¦ – We have not yet announced if this is tethered or untethered – We have not yet announced details about the exploit – Anything you read saying it is one of the above in definite terms is just speculation, again, we have not given official word about the tether status or any details regarding the exploit used.
Mario Dabek is a technology journalist residing in Ontario, Canada. Covering everything from the latest Apple & Jailbreak news, to writing step by step jailbreak tutorials. Some key contributions include the world famous "Jailbreak Chart" as well as the "100 Reasons to Jailbreak" Video.