SHAtter could be the Next Tethered Jailbreak for all iOS Devices

Four days ago, I was supposed to tell you here that a talented member of the Chronic Dev Team @pod2g found a new exploit to jailbreak iOS 4.1.
@Musclenerd of the iPhone Dev Team confirmed the latest exploit from @pod2g to work not only on iPhone 4, but also on iPad as well as to the newly released iPod Touch 4G. I failed to tell you about it, not until today with this exciting news that the iOS jailbreaking community (courtesy of @posixninja and @pod2g) has discovered the first exploit to the S5L8930 chip or the A4 processor used on the latest iDevices.

The new jailbreak is called SHAtter, and is said to work on iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, and even the iPad – for life! The new bootrom exploit discovered allows the use of unsigned code execution in order to create at least a tethered jailbreak. Once released, SHAtter jailbreak will work for life since the type of exploit can’t be patched with a software update like what Apple did to JailbreakMe with its iOS 4.0.2 release, killing the web-based jailbreaking tool. The only way Apple can stop SHAtter jailbreak is to release new devices with a new bootrom.

SHAtter is not yet available publicly; however the Dev Team is hardly working on it to get everything ready. Users who wish to use such jailbreak are advised to slow down updating to iOS 4.1 since there’s no specific date when the new jailbreak will be released. And one last thing, it’s a tethered jailbreak; it doesn’t guarantee that an untethered version will come its way immediately.

Anyway, I’ll keep you updated about the workaround of this new exploit. So just stay tuned!

Update 1:
SHAtter is not tethered nor un-tethered – the Dev Team

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Bert Padilla

Founding-Editor of Cebu Tech Blogger where he shares insights in eCommerce, Digital Marketing, Ad Ops, Tech, Startups, Technopreneurship, Life Goals and Hacks. He's the brainchild and ninja of a Cebu-based digital agency, TekWorx.Digital, with ventures TekWorx, (eCommerce and Digital Marketing), AdWorx (Outsourced Ad Ops for Publishers) and BlogWorx (full-fledged Blog Development service). Read his Full Curriculum Vitae. For training and consultancy, services, speaking engagements, blog partnerships or media invites, click here. Alternatively, get in touch with him on Messenger.

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