iOS 4.0 [HOW-TO] Install Saurik's PDF exploit patch

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  1. auv5

    auv5 Member

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    why should I do this?
    The main reason for installing Saurik's PDF patch is to protect yourself from people who want to run malicious code on your iDevice. The exploit this is patching is the same one used by jailbreakme, but jailbreakme is now open source, so it is easy as ever to exploit this vulnerability.

    Okay, got it, but how to do I do this?
    Installing this patch is very simple, as intended by the developer. All we are going to need to do is load up Cydia (You can use another APT installer, I'm using Cydia for this example. If you are using another installer, be sure that Saurik's apt repo is installed (apt.saurik.com)):

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    Next, go to the "Search" tab (The last tab at the bottom) and type "PDF Patch" in the search field. Click on the first (and probably only) result.

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    Next, click the "Install" button in the top right, and it you should get a screen similar to this:

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    Then, wait for a second while the package downloads and installs and then it should have a "Restart SpringBoard" button. Press it and you will have installed the patch

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    To test that it is working, go to http://www.jailbreakme.com/ on your device, and slide the slider. It should leave you on a purple screen, if you get any popups, the patch installation failed, try again.

    Thanks for reading, I will most likely make a video version soon,
    Auv5

  2. Bubalooshi

    Bubalooshi Active Member

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    I think downloading and and installing the patch is self-explanatory.

    But perhaps there are some people that don't know about it.
    Anywhoo, nice tutorial with pictures to help.

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  3. TouchiPod

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    it very simple to do, but nice tutorial. very detailed
  4. auv5

    auv5 Member

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    This was made for those people who just used JailbreakMe, and don't know how to install something onto their iPod at all, but yeah, it is quite self-explanatory

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    EDIT: Oops, not "On your computer", "On your iDevice", fixed

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  5. lakerfanalways

    lakerfanalways Active Member

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    for me it shows a purple screen with clouds so I guess it worked..thanks so much for the tutorial
  6. Oliver Barker

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    Nice man, this'll be nice for those who don't know the difference between a ECID and SHSH xD
  7. auv5

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    yup, it worked lakerfanalways

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    Thanks for all the comments guys

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    EDIT: haha, never got around to replacing "insert repo here" with Saurik's repo

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    dsmturbo New Member

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    What is the other app listed:
    pkg fix?
  9. rykah

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    Tengo una pregunta. If a 3.1.2 user installs this, will they be able... to...

    ...nevermind. Just remembered a restore to iOS4 would undo the jailbreak, so a 3.x user can still use Jailbreakme.com even if the user gets the patch. I'm a dolt sometimes....
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    WTF? Hablas espanol?

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