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iphone-dev team progress update


The iphone-dev team hasn’t been resting on their laurels since releasing the iPhone Pwnage Tool 2.0 nearly two weeks ago and decided to update everyone on their progress. Despite the iPhone 2.0 jailbreak, there still isn’t a way to unlock a 3G phone. They’ve managed to do other things like downgrade a 3G to an older baseband firmware, which demonstrates their ability to bypass security checks and run unsigned code on the baseband. A nice side effect of all the downgrade work is that they’ve perfected the percautions they take to prevent bricking. The team has been following threads about using SIM proxy devices for unlocks as well, but concluded that the devices are a kludge at best and reliability can vary wildly depending on the phone’s location. They also pointed out the fine work that RiP Dev has been doing on Installer 4 which will help you install software that isn’t from the AppStore.

Comments

  1. Dan says:

    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again guys, enough with the Jesus Phone “hacks” please. Its a closed source , proprietary product that I’m sick to death of hearing about, and it is more of a status symbol than anything else.

    Give it a rest! There are enough fanboys to preach how “great” the poxy thing is already.

  2. Karl says:

    I suspect an unlock will be coming any day now. Now that they’re able to load arbitrary code onto the baseband, it’s only a matter of time before they figure out how to bypass the security code.

  3. ex-parrot says:

    honestly, I really appreciate the iPhone hack posts on HaD. being that, as dan says, the iphone is a proprietary product there’s no definitive resource for news and information, and I think I trust hackaday more than most in this regard.

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