iOS 4.1 Jailbreak Using New Bootrom Based Exploit was found on the same day after Apple released the iOS 4.1
iOS 4.1 was hacked and exploit was found hours after Apple released it on Wednesday September 8th. This exploit will work with iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch (New 4G) so don’t worry, the Jailbreak release for iOS 4.1 is imminent.
I’m not sure if you guys heard this or not but the iPhone hacker pod2g who is part of the Chronic Dev Team and also the same person who previously found the 24kpwn exploit has successfully managed to find another bootrom based exploit which can jailbreak all iOS based devices on the latest iOS 4.1 firmware.
And this means is that the next jailbreak is going to be based on bootrom exploit which unlike JailbreakMe will enable users to change boot and recovery mode logos among many other things and also could mean that it will be TETHERED or UNTETHERED.
Here is what members of iPhone Dev Team and Chronic Dev Team had tweeted on their Twitter profiles;
cpich3g: congrats to @pod2g for the latest exploit and also @p0sixninja who have been trying for months.
pod2g: iPhone 4G iBSS 4.0.1: iv=91f94e5d726a2d2f2c7ffad58d4f3b77 key=d05c3c40db40e738926f811b8b1314038d26096c4102461698a49098c47a3fe6
MuscleNerd: Crazy timing that @pod2g got latest exploit just as 4.1 went public (lots of work left…keep away from 4.1 for now!)
That latest exploit from @pod2g confirmed to work beyond iPhone4…also on at least iPad and yesterday’s iPod4G too
Works on 4.1 (!) iBSS iv=c2c5416472e5a0d6f0a25a123d5a2b1c key=1fbc7dcafaec21a150a51eb0eb99367550e24a077b128831b28c065e61f894a0
The good thing about a low-level bootrom exploit is that Apple wont be able to patch it simply by releasing a new firmware update. Instead, it will require Apple to release a revised hardware version of iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad and the iPod touches with new bootroms in order to patch the bootrom exploit.
This is the reason why iOS devices (like iPhone 3GS(new bootrom), iPhone 4, iPad, iPod touch 3G / 4G) which shipped after November 2009 are currently not jailbreakable via PwnageTool because it uses the 24kpwn bootrom exploit, already patched by Apple.
Stay tuned as we will keep you updated as soon as we get more information regarding the new Jailbreak and iOS 4.1
By the way, later MuscleNerd of iPhone Dev-Team has confirmed that iOS 4.1 Bootrom exploit which was found by another iPhone hacker named pod2g works on the newly released 4th-gen iPod touch 4G, iPhone 4 and even iPad !