iOS 4.0 How was the new jailbreak made?

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  1. daconcerror

    daconcerror Banned

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    So I know that comex found the exploit in the way that the idevice handles PDF files but how did that then turn into a full jailbreak?
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    Why not? It would be pointless completely pointless if it was kept secret.
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Except for that fact that making the vulnerability and exploit public would make Apple's job of patching it incredibly easy. Apple will patch it eventually, but there is no need to hasten the patch's arrival.
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    Using a bug in PDF headers
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    It probably wouldn't make a difference, IMO.
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    Lux2GS Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, and it would greatly help the Blackhats out there working on iPhone Viruses. So no, he won't tell exactly how.
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    Dam, I'd love to know so that I can get into jailbreaking. I know ARM, C and have an in depth knowledge of the filesystem but I have no idea how to go about making a jailbreak :/
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    Just start developing good apps, start twittering with the dev team and you might get into the scene.
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    well he had to compile cydia into a pdf didnt he inorder for the devices to download a pdf?

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