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iOS 6 Beta 3 Jailbroken Already 68

hypnosec writes "Apple launched the iOS 6 Beta 3 just a couple of days back, and the redsn0w team has given out a jailbreak for the latest version of iOS 6 already. The only downside is that this is a tethered jailbreak, which means you will have to make sure your phone is connected to the computer whenever you need to reboot it."
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iOS 6 Beta 3 Jailbroken Already

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  • So in other words... (Score:4, Informative)

    by Darkness404 ( 1287218 ) on Wednesday July 18, 2012 @07:03PM (#40691865)
    So in other words they managed to jailbreak iOS 6 beta 3using a previously known exploit which exploits things that are hard-coded... How is this exciting news? If you exploit hardware you should be able to jailbreak any OS on there, its simply just porting some software. To make it even less exciting this is a tethered jailbreak which means its useless for nearly everyone.
  • Re:Why Jailbreak? (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 18, 2012 @07:33PM (#40692103)

    As an AppleTV owner I care. The hardware is pretty decent, and the add-ons are where the real value is (xbmc for example).
    I'm not interested in apple's locked in system and really unhappy with the cat-and-mouse game of apple trying to "close" the system. I had an auto-update break my xbmc once, then i spent a lot of time trying to fix it. flashing the appletv involves sending a signature to apple to confirm this is a valid IOS to load.

    This whole 'dmca' type stuff is nonsense. if i bough the hardware, why do you go out of your way to prevent me from doing what i want? If you want to behave like this, then RENT the hardware so you still own it. Why sell me something, then attempt to force me do do only what you want with it?

  • Re:Why Jailbreak? (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 18, 2012 @09:08PM (#40692917)

    Why jailbreak an iOS device?

    My job involves benchmarking web pages loading on a celular connection. Real connections have very high variance, so that tests run a minute appart can not be compared. I run dummynet on the phone to simulate a cellular connection in a controlled, repeatable way. Running dummynet requires jail-breaking the device on iOS 5 and below.

    As a user, I see no reason to jailbreak, and I would never use a jailbroken device. As a developer, I need to modify low level settings to understand how decices behave.

  • by Pausanias ( 681077 ) <pausaniasx AT gmail DOT com> on Thursday July 19, 2012 @01:53AM (#40694603)

    You don't know how wrong you are. There are so many things I think Slashdotters would appreciate knowing about the iOS jailbreak process:

    1) The "Tethered" (easy) jailbreaks only work on pre-2011 devices.
    2) 2011 and later device can only be freed using "untethered" jailbreaks.
    3) "Untethered" jailbreaks using Apple's copyrighted code usually happen first, but are not distributed because they would be subject to DMCA takedown. The hackers want to do this legit.
    3) Making the last untethered jailbreak (whether for the "tethered" pre-2011 devices or the other ones) actually involved what appears to me at least to be a spectacularly complicated process: []

    TL;DR is that untethering iOS devices is spectacularly difficult, especially due to the fact that at least one of the best jailbreakers has been hired by apple [].

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