2g jailbreak incompatibility

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  1. shaneomac551986

    shaneomac551986 New Member

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    First, I'll say sorry for not finding this in the forum, I'm sure its in there somewhere... but I am too lazy to search through all this!

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    So, does the jailbreak incompatibility come from hardware differences btw. the 1g and 2g systems? I'm not a programmer, but I know a lot of the basic sh*te.

    I've concluded (from reading here for about 3 days) that the problem isn't in the firmware, its in the hardware of the 2g, therefore there is no way to use older firmware and jailbreak a 2g Itouch. It is not possible to use older firmware on a 2g in order to jailbreak it, Right????

    New to the forum, nice to meet you all! Thanks for the help!
  2. ZombieKiller

    ZombieKiller Banned

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    Ive heard that most of the hardware is different from the previous iPod.
  3. Kn0wnTooWeLL

    Kn0wnTooWeLL New Member

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    The 2G uses a different engine so they need to learn how to you know.. do stuff... to the new engine? Right? lol
  4. Meikura

    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, sorry to rain on your parade here, but this is already known information.
    No, you can't use earlier firmware.
  5. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    Hey there. You're right, it's because of hardware, not software. The 2nd gen iPod touch has a new processor with a different bootrom that signature checks the first bootloader that runs. So if you're trying to run any unsigned code, it'll be denied. Unsigned code as in third party applications and any other things that would come from a jailbreak.

    Chronic Dev is trying to find an exploit in this bootloader so that when the bootrom comes to check on it with the signature check it'll still be able to run.
  6. shaneomac551986

    shaneomac551986 New Member

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    Thanks all for the replies.

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