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Pod2g Confirms iOS 6, iOS 6.1 Beta 4 Untethered Jailbreak 98

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hypnosec writes "Well known iOS security researcher Pod2g has confirmed that a working untethered iOS 6 jailbreak is ready and would be released as soon as iOS 6.1 GM is released. In an interview with iDigitalTimes, the security researcher has revealed that they are already in possession of a functional untethered iOS 6 and iOS 6.1 beta 4 jailbreak, and the majority of the work has been done by @planetbeing and @pimskeks. '6.0 is jailbroken, 6.1 beta 4 also. Now we are waiting 6.1 to confirm and release,' said the researcher. He said that the jailbreak would have been possible without him as he came into the iOS 6 jailbreak scene at a later stage and provided pointers that pushed the other researchers to the maximum."
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Pod2g Confirms iOS 6, iOS 6.1 Beta 4 Untethered Jailbreak

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  • by tuppe666 (904118) on Sunday January 27, 2013 @02:38PM (#42708767)

    Three cheers for our new digital heros.

    ...Apparently though its not Apple who are pretty much been anti-consumer for some time with EFF and others trying to keep the option of jailbreaking legal (Its still illegal on your iPad)

    This is back from 2010 http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/07/feds-ok-iphone-jailbreaking/ [wired.com] [wired.com] The PDF about Apples responce and basically jailbreaking does this,

    "Crashes & instability
    Malfunctioning & safety
    Invasion of privacy
    Exposing children to age-inappropriate content
    Viruses & malware
    Inability to update software
    Cellular network impact
    Piracy of developers’ applications
    Instability of developers’ applications
    Increased support burden
    Developer relationships
    The Apple/iPhone brand
    Limitation on ability to innovate"

    It also says your breaking Licence agreements and copyright infringement too as well as well as DMCA anti-circumvention

    Boycott Apple products...Its not like there are mass of better value alternatives, that support this.

  • Re:Huh? (Score:5, Informative)

    by Gaygirlie (1657131) <{gaygirlie} {at} {hotmail.com}> on Sunday January 27, 2013 @02:38PM (#42708769) Homepage

    No, he's just giving the other two the credit they deserve and says that he wasn't required, he was only helpful in polishing the jailbreak.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 27, 2013 @03:16PM (#42709019)

    And there's a mass of malware to go with it. You're probably infected and don't even know.

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9223777/Massive_Android_malware_op_may_have_infected_5_million_users [computerworld.com]

  • by AmiMoJo (196126) * <mojo@NOspaM.world3.net> on Sunday January 27, 2013 @05:11PM (#42709803) Homepage

    I don't see why anyone would buy an Apple device and then jailbreak it. There are equal or better Android equivalents the are not locked down and even if you do jailbreak an Apple device you are still forced to use iTunes to manage media on it.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 28, 2013 @02:11AM (#42713009)

    Limitation on ability to innovate

    What the fucking fuck! They're claiming that jailbreaking reduces the ability to innovate?

    People using internal APIs that were not intended to be used, if the company cared about keeping those applications from breaking when an internal API needed to be changed, would prevent forward innovation dependent upon the internal API changing.

    However, side-loaded applications have been frequently broken, and in some cases, particularly unlocking, intentionally so.

    This has been particularly so with regard to SIM unlocks. For example, the "TurboSIM" and similar products which identified themselves as official SIMs when first queried by the baseband firmware to pass carrier lockdown check, and then on subsequent baseband requests, reported a SIM ID for operation on another carrier to get around that lockdown, were intentionally broken. The intentional breakage was implemented by updating the baseband to query the SIM ID for the carrier locked SIM on each cell handoff.

    In another example, the AnySIM software unlock was intentionally broken twice. In the first instance, there was a check added to the seczone contents, which are not updated when the baseband is updated. This was an intentional "bricking" of iPhones which had been software unlocked, when a fix was easily possible (I personally "unbricked" over 120 AnySIM unlocked phones in the SF Bay Area). In the second instance, they added cryptographic challenge/response for the baseband update to prevent additional unlocks using AnySIM by disallowing access to the NAND flash ID, which is part of what is used as the key to the TEA checksum of the seczone.

    So demonstrably, they have intentionally, rather than unintentionally, broken things which depend on internal APIs, so they are being disingenuous about saying unlocking or jailbreaking stifles their ability to innovate; they don't give a damn, they change things all the time.

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