Thursday, August 26, 2010

Jailbreak iDevice on Firmware 4.0.2/3.2.2 ?

Jailbreakme v2.0 was a great success, and it’s provided a nice leveling point for all jailbreakers and unlockers on all devices at firmware versions less than 4.0.2/3.2.2.

We hope that everybody ever interested in jailbreaks or unlocks was able to join in on the jailbreakme bonanza.
Those of you who had Cydia capture your SHSH blobs, or those of you who captured them locally, will always be able to benefit from the v2.0 release. Congratulations!

Now it’s a few weeks later, and Apple has closed the hole. They’re shipping devices with FW 4.0.2/3.2.2, impervious to this particular jailbreak.

So now, people will begin to ask: will there be a jailbreak for devices that shipped with 4.0.2/3.2.2, out of the box?

No, there won’t be.  FW 4.0.2/3.2.2 was only released to fix the jailbreakme hole. 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. To quote WOPR, “the only winning move is not to play”.

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

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.

At best, some future 4.1x FW jailbreak may be compatible with 4.0.2/3.2.2 (but don’t count on that).

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