The iPhone Dev Team is hard at work again. This time around they have managed to jailbreak the iPod 4G, by porting over the exploit found by @pod2g into a beta of PwnageTool. If the iPod 4G has been jailbroken, expect an iPhone 4 jailbreak for iOS 4.1 coming soon. Here’s more info and a demo video:
Those of you with Appleâ€™s new iPod touch 4G, or those of you who bought another recent device after the jailbreakme.com exploit was closed, have probably heard about a brand new exploit called SHAtter. The exploit (and payload) was developed by @pod2g a few months after @p0sixninja of the Chronic Dev Team discovered the crash. That team is hard at work bringing you a brand new tool to make use of the exploit. Itâ€™s not the sort of thing that can be developed overnight so please be patient while waiting for any announcements from them.
In the meantime, weâ€™ve put @pod2gâ€™s exploit into a beta version of PwnageTool to test the waters. The SHAtter exploit was enough to convince the iPod touch 4G to restore to our custom IPSW. The successful result is shown below!
Although PwnageTool was a useful first test of a full iPod 4G jailbreak via SHAtter, itâ€™s really overkill compared to the faster tools being developed. Its main use in PwnageTool will be for those with iPhone4â€™s, to allow updates while preserving the baseband and ultrasn0w carrier unlock. In any event, this is another exciting time for iPhone and iPod touch usersâ€¦the cat and mouse game continues!
The amazing work of the iPhone Dev Team never ceases to amaze me. Well done, fellas. Are you waiting for a jailbreak for your iPhone 4?