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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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  • Good job (Score:5, Funny)

    by pak9rabid ( 1011935 ) on Wednesday July 18, 2012 @06:51PM (#40691749)
    Way to go guys...now they're gonna have it fixed before it's released to the public. Oh, and first post!
    • by Anonymous Coward

      Actually... this uses the limera1n exploit path, which is only for older devices, and exploits a hardware flaw. There's nothing Apple can do to fix it, and it doesn't burn an exploit.

  • by microbee ( 682094 ) on Wednesday July 18, 2012 @06:58PM (#40691819)

    Can we stop this already? There is really much less of a technical challenge to make tethered jailbreak working, and much less interesting to the jb community.

    • The above is not true. Making an untethered jailbreak from a tethered jailbreak is not a challenge, it's just annoying to do.

      • by Pausanias ( 681077 ) <pausaniasxNO@SPAMgmail.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:

        http://pod2g-ios.blogspot.com/2012/01/details-on-corona.html [blogspot.com]

        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 [engadget.com].

        • It's only about finding a security bug in existing apple programs and exploiting it. Once you've found a buffer overflow, it is known how to make use pf it. Then this is just used as a "gate" to install the actual jailbreak.

          • by jquirke ( 473496 )

            It's substantially more complicated than that. If it were as simple as every buffer overflow being exploitable in this way, then jailbreaks would come thick and fast after every release.

            With iOS you have:

            (a) stack is never executable, so all payload must be ret-to-libC style
            (b) consequently, because user space address layout is randomized with about 8 bits of entropy, you have to find a way to leak address of a symbol, or else find some more sophisticated exploit
            (c) even if you defeat above, you still only

  • 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.
  • Get a phone from a company whose policies don't fucking suck, and where you can install whatever fucking software you want without the need to find a vulnerability.

    • by Cerium ( 948827 )

      I don't believe there's an Android app for "perceived social acceptance." :(

      • What? Maybe it's because I don't give a fuck what other people think, or about what's socially acceptable, I have way too much important stuff to do to care about such mundane concepts, but I don't really understand your post. Like, at all. Care to elaborate on that?

        • by Cerium ( 948827 )

          Generally speaking, it was a joke about/a cheap shot at people who buy Apple products, based on some anecdotal evidence.

          The situation that stands out the most to me happened a few months back when I was having a discussion about mobile tech with one of my friend's siblings (who is in the 16-19 year old range). He was rocking a iPhone and studio-style Beats Audio headphone combo. When I explained to him that for the features he cared about, he could have gotten a set of actual professional studio headphones

    • Why is it that there are so many foul mouthed, rabid comments by detractors of iOS all over the interwebs? I would like to believe that these folks are paid shills; it would make more sense.

      I love FOSS, I run Ubuntu Linux on a Mac Pro, and I own a jailbroken iPhone on which I can install whatever I want using dpkg and apt-get (yes, Debian tools are the jailbreakers' favorite ones).

      I have tried Android, and while I love the fact that Android is based on Linux, I have found that a jailbroken iPhone offers me much of the same flexibility.

      • Not shills... Neckbeards who have associated their identity with Android. In a word: Fanboids.

      • "detractors of ios?"

        Detractors ... interesting. You are using the same words as crazy christians who thing anybody that doesn't validate their imaginary friend is attacking them.

        Good choice of words if you ask me, Apple is a religion.

    • by Tom ( 822 ) on Thursday July 19, 2012 @04:46AM (#40695547) Homepage Journal

      I can install whatever fucking software I want. It's called a developer license.

      Seriously, WTF is your problem at all? I've yet to find a software outside the App Store (i.e. available only for jailbroken iPhones or iPads) that I really need.

      So, for all practical purposes, there is no issue here. I do see the philosophical argument, which is why my heart is with the jailbreakers. But for my day-to-day usage, I don't need it, and neither do millions of other people. So why are you so angry?

      • You know that ain't true. It's the other way around. You install what's available, and ask yourself, why would I ever need anything again?

        Truth is, it's enough for your average joe, but not for nerds.

        I'm running a full Debian install on top of my Ice Cream Sandwich install on my Galaxy. That includes Apache, mysql and PHP. It's a portable webserver, and it comes in handy more than once when you are a dev. Try doing that on your phone ...

        Anyway, you started your post with "it's called a developer license". Y

        • by Tom ( 822 )

          You know that ain't true. It's the other way around. You install what's available, and ask yourself, why would I ever need anything again?

          You can't read my mind, so stop projecting yours.

          I don't use an iPad as my main computer, I need it as a mobile device for when I'm on the road. I have a developer license specifically so I can write stuff for myself that's not available. Know what? I've yet to find something non-trivial that I need and that's not there. Most of what I'd love to see is iPad ports of software I use on my main computer. The issue with that is never the App Store and never will.

          No, I'll be honest, thinking about it there is in

  • Mod story Troll.

    Is the purpose of this story a mystery to anyone. It's like ad TV reruns...

  • by manu0601 ( 2221348 ) on Wednesday July 18, 2012 @10:57PM (#40693619)

    There is something wierd in linked site: http://paritynews.com/software/item/66-ios-6-beta-3-jailbroken-already [paritynews.com]

    It displays a warning at the bottom of the page telling site experience is better with cookies enabled. There are two buttons to allow for this site or allow for all, both linking to "#" without javascript onclick. Probably harmless, but weird.

  • A "tehtered" jailbreak is like having to lug around a heavy weight chained to your ankle. You can do it, and it is better than still being in jail, but it is not ideal. This is the ball-and-chain jailbreak.
  • What is not clear from the summary, is that the iPhone 4 and below have bootrom level exploits. For the newer 3GS and all the 4's these are tethered type exploits. They are in the hardware and cannot be flashed to fix or changed in any normal firmware update.

    What this means is every single version you can install on these phones will be jailbroken the minute the redsn0w maintainer checks compatibility and adds probably a line of code allowing this version.

    Since iOS 303087475.1.1 will be jailbreakable instan

  • by Octorian ( 14086 ) on Thursday July 19, 2012 @02:02AM (#40694659) Homepage

    Frankly, I wish jailbreaking an iOS device was impossible. Why? Because it might actually stop people from considering iOS devices as worth buying, because of what they can do when jailbroken. As long as its easy to climb over the walls the gardener builds around his garden, far fewer people care that the walls are there in the first place.

    As users, we should have the ability to run whatever damn software we please on the hardware we've bought. And no, we shouldn't have to hack our devices for that privilege. Yes, even software that the platform vendor doesn't approve of.

    (Every time Microsoft even ponders things for PCs that vaguely resemble what Apple does on iOS, the community screams for blood. I only wish the same level of anger, from the same individuals, would get pointed at Apple once in a while.)

    • by Alioth ( 221270 )

      (Every time Microsoft even ponders things for PCs that vaguely resemble what Apple does on iOS, the community screams for blood. I only wish the same level of anger, from the same individuals, would get pointed at Apple once in a while.)

      That's because a PC is not a phone. A personal computer is supposed to be a general purpose computer. I don't give a damn about jailbreaking my phone, I just want something that calls, does texts, and which I can run some useful applications, and I just want it to work. I wa

      • But these phones are sold as general purpose smart phones - they list their speed, memory, storage and other low level hardware specifications. I do care that my phone is able to do the things I want to do with it or make it possible to do them. Being able to SCP files to and from your phone and have your media library update, without itunes like applications is awesome.

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