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11/9/2007
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Apple Drops 1.1.2 iPhone Firmware Update. Hackers Beat It Just Hours Later

The iPhone hacking community must have every line of code in the iPhone and iPod Touch memorized at this point. Mere hours after Apple made the 1.1.2 firmware update available, they were able to best the new lockdown and open the iPod Touch right back up to third-party apps.

The iPhone hacking community must have every line of code in the iPhone and iPod Touch memorized at this point. Mere hours after Apple made the 1.1.2 firmware update available, they were able to best the new lockdown and open the iPod Touch right back up to third-party apps.Erica Sadun exclaimed giddily in a post on The Unofficial Apple Weblog at 1:30 this morning:

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And here is the first picture from a jailbroken 1.1.2 iPod touch, courtesy of hacker planetbeing. Congratulations to all the iPhone/iPod team, including Pumpkin, Edgan, Dinopio, Drudge, Kroo, and all the rest. Details will be forthcoming as the method gets debugged and safety-features put in-place.

Granted, this is only the iPod Touch, and not the iPhone. But you can assume unlocking the iPhone--again--isn't far behind, thanks to the diligent work of the iPhone Dev Team.

According to other blogs on the Interwebs, the 1.1.2 firmware update does indeed patch the TIFF exploit that had been used to unlock 1.1.1 phones. Once users update to 1.1.2, they will be unable to use the jailbreakme.com Web site to re-unlock their iPhones.

At this point, if you're a serial iPhone unlocker, you may as well hold off updating to the latest firmware until TUAW announces a new jailbreak. Chances are you won't be waiting long.

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