All about the upcoming Jailbreak and Unlock iOS 4.1: GreenPois0n, SHAtter, Limera1n, Ultrasn0w
As it was announced, a new Jailbreak Tool “GreenPois0n” will be released this Sunday 10/10/2010 at 10:10:10 (This day is also known as “funday” in the jailbreak comunity). This Jailbreak Tool / GreenPois0n will be released by the Chronic Dev Team not the iPhone Dev Team but many devs from Chronic and iPhone Dev Team are working together on this Jailbreak.
In the last days or even weeks people had a lot of questions regarding the exploit called SHAtter, a tool for jailbreaking GreenPois0n which will be Untethered and will also Hacktivate your iPhone or iPad.
Let me be clear and let you know what really is going on and I will also talk about the return of the famous iPhone hacker “GeoHot” / George Hotz to the jailbreak scene. Why is he back? Why did he use another exploit (waste of an exploit)
So, What is an exploit?
Exploit – this vulnerability (hole) in the software or the hardware of the device. Exploit is indispensable to jailbreak the device. In this case we are talking about the exploits SHAtter, which was found in the BootROM of iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4, iPad and and Apple TV. Just a quick FYI / NOTE: SHAtter Exploit itself is in fact a TETHERED Jailbreak solution.
Here comes the GreenPois0n Jailbreak
GreenPois0n – upcoming tool from Chronic Dev Team is for jailbreaking iOS 4.1 firmwares, which will be based on the exploits SHAtter. However, with changes made by another very well known iPhone hacker Comex (guy who came out with Spirit and JailbreakMe Jailbreaks) the new GreenPois0n Jailbreak Tool will be UNTETHERED Jailbreak solutions. Big Thank you goes out to Comex.
Unfortunately the GreenPois0n will only support devices running on the platform S5L8930, better known as the SoC Apple Apple A4.
Users / People who own iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G, will be very disappointed if they are waiting to jailbreak iOS 4.1 with GreenPois0n, the GreenPois0n / SHAtter will simply not work for the iPhone 3Gs or iPod Touch 3rd Gen because it’s not supported. I can understand those owners of iPhone 3Gs and iPod Touch 3G just like I can understand the iPhone Hackers who came out with the SHAtter Exploit.
SHAtter Exploit is based on vulnerabilities, located only in new devices so the iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 4G and Apple TV will be the only devices supported by SHAtter. At the same time there was information about the possibility of jailbreaking the new iPhone 3GS bootrom, implementation of which should come out after the release of firmware 4.2 by the same hacker who created the SPIRIT and JAILBREAKME solutions.
At the moment there is no solutions to unlock new modems (05.14.02 and 02.10.4) in the iPhone 4/3GS/3G, inherited with firmware iOS 4.1. Unfortunately, vulnerabilities in the baseband / modem firmwaer is difficult to find and if they are found, then the DevTeam will wait for the right moment to release unlock. Rather, this moment will come after iOS 4.2. Let me remind you that the current version ultrasn0w have unlocked their modems 04.26.08, 05.11.07 and 5.13.04.
What to expect next?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions. Due to the fact that the exploit is in SHAtter BootROM (hardware parts of devices), then Apple will not interfere with work GreenPois0n. This is not a software vulnerability, which can be closed with a new firmware. It turns out that without the intervention directly on the hardware devices (as it was with the iPhone 3GS), at this point Apple can not prevent Jailbreaking fourth-generation devices such as iPhone 4, iPad, iPod Touch 4G and Apple TV.
Geohot and Limera1n
Late last night, George Hotz, better known as Geohot, spoke again on the now defunct tool Limera1n. He has published photos of all his devices with theLimera1n logo and stated a desire to release it in the near future, specifically, on Monday, October 11 – the anniversary of the release of his Blacrka1n jailbreak tool. iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G owners can be happy, but do not forget that this step can lead to very serious consequences for jailbreaking scene.
GreenPois0n tool will use the two security flaws: one at BootROM, the second – a kernel patch (suggested by COMEX), which make the GreenPois0n Jailbreak Tool UNTETHERED.
If the Limera1n tool created by Geohot will show yet another vulnerability, it will give Apple a huge advantage. Most likely, then Steve Jobs and Co. just released a new revision of the device (with a new hardware), which will pretty much cut our opportunities for future firmware jailbreak and devices, such as iPad 2. We can only wait and hope for prudence of Geohot.
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