iPod Touch 4G help

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  1. Cwyatt

    Cwyatt Member

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    Is every iPOd Touch 4G a MC model (what does MC even Mean) plz help
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    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, it is an MC model. MC refers to the bootrom of the device. This mainly pertains to how the device boots up and if it can be jailbroken. Currently, MC models can't be jailbroken.
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    Building upon what he said, the hardware can't, but the firmware can.

    There is no jailbreak for 4.1 at the moment, though.
    Once 4.2 kicks off we will most likely see an exploit released (for the 4G iPod).
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    Actually the ipod touch 4.1 can be permantly jailbroken.
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    The MC has nothing to do with anything.

    The term "MC" and "MB" were derived from the iPod Touch 2G- iPod Touch 3G transition.

    Because the devices were so similar, people had difficulty telling whether their 8GB model contained the bootrom of the iPod Touch 2G or the new unexploited bootrom of the iPod Touch 3G.

    The model number was used to help differentiate the two. The iPod Touch 2G had a model number beginning with "MB" while the 3G had a model number beginning with "MC".

    This set of letters has nothing to do with the device being able to be jailbroken or not.

    For instance, an exploit could be found on the iPod Touch 3G bootrom, but that exploit has a possibility of not working on the iPod Touch 4G, even though they are both technically "MC" models.
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    Agreed. SHAtter is a bootrom exploit, and it will probably be released asap because it can't be software-patched.
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    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    MC has everything to do with everything.

    MC = newer bootrom. Because it is a bootrom exploit, and both the 3G, 4G, late 3G, and iPhone 4 all have the MC bootrom, they can all be jailbroken using the same bootrom exploit that has been found. Guaranteed no questions asked. Unless they change the bootrom on the 4G (Like they did with the 3G), then the 4G can be jailbroken using the same exact exploit as the 3G (late 2G as some say it is), even the same jailbreak tool.

    MC = newer bootrom, currently exploited, but not jailbreakable (tool not released)

    MB = older bootrom, currently exploited, fully jailbreakable.

    ***Correction***
    The iPad, iPhone 4, and iPod touch 4G have a different bootrom than the newer iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch 3G. But it is 99% certain that the exploit found it one will be in the latter. This is because Apple really couldn't patch any exploits during the bootrom upgrade. It's really hard to patch up what hasn't been found yet. They can't patch it up after the new jailbreak is released, but that will require new iPods.
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    You just made my argument correct... the new devices have MC but their bootrom is different than the iPod Touch 3G/iPhone 3GS bootroms, which are also MC.

    It would be easier if everyone just said

    I have an iPod Touch 2G 8GB

    or

    I have an iPod Touch 2G 8GB late 2009 model
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    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It would be, but let's change late 2009 model to iPod Touch 3G 8GB.
  10. Cwyatt

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    thank you guysss

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