It appears that the iPhone Dev Team won’t be taking the bait of the “cat and mouse” game with Apple.
Just early this month, the web-based jailbreaking tool by Comex was brought back live after the US Library of Congress approved a new DMCA exemption allowing iPhone Jailbreak. But Apple was able to patch iOS so fast with the latest versions iOS 4.0.2 and iOS 3.2.2 for iPhone and iPad, fixing the security vulnerability in iOS 4.0, rendering JailbreakMe 2.0 useless.
Now, many would ask if there will be a jailbreak for devices running firmware 4.0.2 or 3.2.2. The answer is NO, at least from iPhone Dev Team.
No, there won’t be. FW 4.0.2/3.2.2 was *only* released to fix the jailbreakme hole. With FW 4.1 still in its beta stages, it makes no sense to escalate the “cat & mouse” with Apple for FW updates that only fix the jailbreak holes. To quote WOPR, “the only winning move is not to play”.
If the cat & mouse game escalates too quickly, especially during beta FW periods, nobody but Apple benefits. For this reason, there won’t be a 4.0.2/3.2.2 jailbreak specifically during the period where 4.0.2/3.2.2 is the latest public release. At best, some future 4.1x FW jailbreak *may* be compatible with 4.0.2/3.2.2 (but don’t count on that).
Though that is said to be the winning move of the Dev Team, iPhone3G or iPod Touch 2G (not MC version) users can still use Redsn0w to jailbreak 4.x devices.
Apple will be holding a special event on September 1st, and they might be talking about the release of iOS 4.1 which is currently in Beta stage – so the move of the Dev Team really makes sense.