Posts Tagged ‘JailbreakMe 3.0’

If you’re into the iOS hacking and development scene, then you’ve probably heard of Comex, a prominent member of the iOS jailbreaking community. While he enjoys keeping his identity at a low profile online, he agreed to be interviewed by Forbes, where he revealed his real name and current life situation. Curious? Read on.

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As promised previously, iOS hacker comex has released the source code of his jailbreaking tool JailbreakMe 3.0. The code allows capable people to look through it and understand how JBme casts it spell on unassuming iOS devices.

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If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, and especially to this website, you know how much we’ve covered iOS 4.3.4, Apple’s emergency security update for iPod touches, iPhones and iPads. If you’re still thinking about installing it, there’s yet another reason you shouldn’t if you’re using an iPad 2: you can say goodbye to jailbreaking it altogether, at least until a new hack is found.

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Apple has just released iOS 4.3.4 which patches the PDF vulnerability exposed by Comex’s JailbreakMe 3.0 tool which was used to jailbreak iPhone, iPad (and iPad 2) or iPod touch on iOS 4.3.3.

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Many iPhone users are familiar with BiteSMS, a replacement for iOS’ built-in SMS app with many extra features. If you’ve jailbroken your iPhone with JailbreakMe 3.0, you’re probably aware that this app was broken on devices that were jailbroken using the tool, and actually had the capability to render those useless, until now. BiteSMS 5.5 Beta 1, which has now reached Cydia, is said to work on devices jailbroken with JailbreakMe 3.0 perfectly.

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If you have a Verizon iPhone 4 and have tried jailbreaking it with Comex’ latest JailbreakMe 3.0, then chances are that either you went through with the jailbreak smoothly or ended up with an iPhone which wouldn’t go past the Apple boot logo, here’s a fix for it, posted by Comex himself.

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JailbreakMe 3.0 has received an “essential upgrade” via Cydia today, allegedly fixing previous issues that caused Apple’s Camera Connection Kit accessory, BiteSMS, and sometimes Cydia (disappearing problem) to stop working altogether. Every iOS user who has jailbroken their device with JailbreakMe 3.0 is encouraged to apply this update via Cydia as soon as possible.

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If you thought people jailbreaking on-display iPod touches and iPads at Apple Stores was cool, this you’ll find even more cooler.

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Successor to Star, JailbreakMe Saffron launched two days ago and we’re already seeing jailbreaking enthusiasts using Comex’s tool to jailbreak iOS devices at their local Apple Stores.

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JailbreakMe 3.0 has now been used over 1 million times since it came out only 2 short days ago, according to Grant Paul (known as @chpwn on Twitter), one of the project’s contributors. Since its inception back in 2007, JailbreakMe has allowed users to jailbreak their iOS devices by simply pointing Mobile Safari to a crafted web page.

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It has now been confirmed that Apple is planning to release iOS 4.3.4 to fix a PDF Exploit that allowed JailbreakMe 3.0 to be applied. This vulnerability in Mobile Safari requires users to open a malicious PDF file before having the device taken over and ultimately jailbroken in JailbreakMe 3.0’s case.

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If you’ve been keeping a close eye to the news over the last few days, you’re probably aware of JailbreakMe 3.0, a simple untethered jailbreak that takes advantage of a PDF exploit in Mobile Safari. The wizards in the jailbreak community have engineered a fix that manages to preserve the jailbreak, at the same time as it stops unsuspecting users from launching a harmful PDF and having their devices taken over.

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