iPhone OS 3.0: The End of Jailbreaking?

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  1. pss

    pss New Member

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    I thought about this for a bit: is the iPhone OS 3.0 the end of the jailbreak line?

    They promised that on any device with a found exploit that they couldn't defeat the jailbreak software-wise. But then again, they said that before they added code signing to any executables that run in the OS.

    As it stands now, the iPhone doesn't care what is in the signature on the app: it just cares that it is signed. I find it a bit unlikely that this is intentional. So, if they implement a more rigorous code signature routine into the iPhone OS 3.0, does this mean that we can no longer run jailbreak apps? One of the more notorious examples I can cite is BREW, which is an (awful) application platform that runs on cell phones by Verizon. BREW has been out for eight years now and has never been cracked, and never will be. Why? The signatures are signed with an absurdly long number that would take the world's most powerful computer a thousand years to factor. It's very strong and will never be broken; it's a closed platform and always will be. Hence the reason it blows ass, but that's another story.

    Now, they can also change the root password and apply stronger protection to that as well. If we don't have the root password, we don't have anything. Just some food for thought.
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    jamil_d Active Member

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    And, that's what they said about 2.0
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    zwaldowski New Member

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    Not a chance in hell. OS 3.0 is already jailbroken and forseeably always will be. Your code signing theory is impossible, as it would break all existing AppStore compatibility.
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    mitchell209 Active Member

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    Maybe you should read a bit more?
    The Dev Team jailbroke the first beta shortly after its release.
    If they did something to not allow jailbroken apps to run, then the normal apps most likely wouldn't run either.
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    he's talking about RUNNING the jailbroken apps.
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    wearmaize Active Member

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    The latest beta has already been jailbroken too. Link

    It's really a matter of hardware in the new devices like it was with the iPod touch 2G. The software shouldn't be too much of an issue.
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    the whole idea of pwnage is that it is permanent and unpatchable, all of the current devices are like this because the exploit is deeper than the filesystem.
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    Sarcasm Siempre New Member

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    Apple cannot patch any of the existing jailbreaks. Ever. No matter what they try to do.
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    fear_2670 Banned

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    Here's what you got to understand, there's a hole in bootroom, this is a hardware issue, until apple finds a way to patch(cover) the hole, the devices will always be jailbroken, no matter how hard they try with any firmware existing, it's a hardware issue, the only shot they have is in the new device releases.

    Currently all iPhone and iPod touches have that "hole", apple can't do anything other than try again in the next device.
    With that said, NO matter what firmware comes out, the dev team can and will find a way to jailbreak it.

    Please read next time, it's a good way of avoiding flame

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