iPod touch will be jailbroken! Confirmed

Discussion in 'iOS Jailbreak & Cydia' started by digdug, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. digdug

    digdug New Member

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    iPod Touch Root Access Achieved

    The same buffer overrun exploit using a carefully crafted TIFF that led to the 1.1.1 jailbreak, occurs on the iPod Touch. Proof that they are extremely similar, and that the 1.1.1 update to the iPhone, in effect, made it more similar to the iPod Touch.

    A jailbroken iPod Touch is only some time away. And the sweet thing is that there is no activation/phone issues that can plage the iPod Touch in the event of an upgrade.

    This will turn out to be not unlike the PSP scenario -- and is quite fitting considering the Tiff overrun method was the method used to jailbreak the PSP -- where the iPod Touch community will be running around on outdated firmware. Two implications become clear here, both benefitting the user:

    1. Apple is forced to provide a greater-than-normal incentive to update.

    2. 3rd Party developers create a feature rich version of the firmware, and people simply start ignoring Apple's own updates.

    The PSP community has been doing a mix of both. Look up Dark_Alex for some insight to have incredible a development "fork" can crop up between the official operating system and that modified by 3rd parties.
  2. thomashayes

    thomashayes New Member

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    Excellent news!
  3. iTyler

    iTyler New Member

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    thanks for the info
  4. potter_pwns

    potter_pwns New Member

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    Sorry, I'm a noon but what's jailbroken?
  5. thomashayes

    thomashayes New Member

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    Basically it means hacked, they've found a way around Apple's security measures so we can alter the OS and install applications etc.
  6. potter_pwns

    potter_pwns New Member

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    Thank you

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    But after it's jailbroken wouldn't it get all funky after updates?
  7. thomashayes

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    I guess we'll find out, I wouldn't hastily install any updates without seeing what happens to other people's Touches first.
  8. Mustachio

    Mustachio New Member

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    Hooray!!! good news, good news indeed.
  9. WiLLGT09

    WiLLGT09 New Member

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    f***in' great news! These are some of the words I've been waiting to hear!

    *although, I'm guessing this will kill the iPoT warranty?? Hmm, mine has AppleCare, seeing as mine was a gift, it was purchased with the iPod.
  10. shawkobezhu

    shawkobezhu New Member

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    Awesome news
    hope to have all capabilities of iPhone besides phone function

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