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iOS 4.1 Broken Already

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Date: Sep 09, 2010 - 08:04 AM
From the department of "well that didn't take very long", Apple got their faces slapped quickly: the release of iOS 4.1 was met by hackers releasing a jailbreak a couple hours later.

This time, they unleashed a doozy, one that operates off a vulnerability in the system's boot ROM itself.

The exploit in the boot ROM of iOS devices was first announced by iPhone Dev-Team member pod2g. It was soon confirmed by other hackers, who said that because the exploit targets such a low-level part of the operating system, Apple won't be able to stop jailbreakers without making significant hardware changes.
Will Apple give up on the closed system yet?

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