Dev Team Jailbreaks iOS 4.1 Ahead of Release - Report

By on 6 Sep 2010, 14:19 GMT

A tech blog claims to have gained knowledge of a finished iOS 4.1 jailbreak, achieved by the iPhone Dev Team via two loopholes in the iPhone iOS 4.1, both found by key member Comex.

A modmyi.com forum poster signals that no reference to this can be found on Comex’s Twitter feed, the place where the hacker generally makes such announcements.

The story spotted at Tracy and Matt states that “It is not even out yet, but the good people over at the iPhone Dev Team have managed to Jailbreak iOS 4.1.” The story is titled “iOS 4.1 Jailbreak Ready.”

The post explains that “Comex, the creator of the Spirit and jailbreakme.com jailbreaks is saying that he has already located 2 exploits in iOS 4.1.”

The blog provides various technical details, and concludes that the iOS 4.1 jailbreak should be available no later than September 8, when the official iOS 4.1 software update is scheduled to make its public appearance.

Needless to point out, the only people that can corroborate this story are members of the iPhone Dev Team.

Indeed, it would seem logical for the infamous group of hackers to wait until Apple releases iOS 4.1 to roll out the jailbreak, in order to stay one step ahead in the never ending cat-and-mouse game between them and Apple.

However, until the Team updates at least one Twitter feed with the information in question (not to mention their blog), we remain skeptical.

In related news, the iPhone Dev Team recently announced that no efforts were being made to jailbreak devices that ship with iOS 4.0.2 and iOS 3.2.2 out of the box.

A week ago, the Team said, “With FW 4.1 still in its beta stages, it makes no sense to escalate the ‘cat & mouse’ with Apple for FW updates that only fix the jailbreak holes.”

“If the cat & mouse game escalates too quickly, especially during beta FW periods, nobody but Apple benefits,” the hackers explained.

The Team made it crystal clear: “For this reason, there won’t be a 4.0.2/3.2.2 jailbreak specifically during the period where 4.0.2/3.2.2 is the latest public release.”

The hackers tried to offer a minimum of comfort saying that future 4.1x firmware jailbreak tools may be compatible with 4.0.2 and 3.2.2, but that users should not count on it.

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