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Dev Team Releases iPod touch 2G jailbreak

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Dev Team Releases iPod touch 2G jailbreak

The Dev Team completes the set...

The crafty hackers have now released a free jailbreak for the second generation iPod touch saying the security hole it has exploited cannot be closed by Apple.

"The iPod Touch 2G is now another member of the "pwned for life" family," said an announcement on its official blog. "It has a fatal flaw in its bootrom that means you will always be able to pwn these devices no matter what firmware updates come along. This is the full, untethered jailbreak, something that iPod Touch 2G users have not had before today."

Dev Team admits it was stalling on the release saying it "had been hoping to hold onto this full ipt2g jailbreak until the next version of the iPhone came out. That didn't happen, but maybe it's too late for Apple to fix the bootrom in the next iPhone."

In essence, the move was forced after a company called NitroKey began jailbreaking the iPod touch 2G for $15 using the exploit the Dev Team had hinted at since January which it dubbed redsn0w. Dev Team did this to show their proficiency but also keep Apple in the dark about how the jailbreak was achieved hoping the hole remained in future Apple hardware, most notably a third generation iPhone. We shall see.

Either way, iPod touch 2G owners are unlikely to give a stuff...

Link:

Dev Team Blog

ilovethemonkeyhead

March 12, 2009, 10:15 am

yay. currently on an tethered break. i can safely turn off my ipod in peace knowing it can turn back on unbricked

ChrisC

March 12, 2009, 1:26 pm

I can understand that iPhone users might want to unlock their phones to use other networks, but other than being able to stick your middle finger up at 'The Man', what exactly are the benefits of jailbreaking an iPod touch anyway???

Fod

March 12, 2009, 2:12 pm

@ChrisC: jailbreaking is not the same as unlocking. jailbreaking allows you to run a bunch of applications that would never be on apple's app store, like game emulators (SCUMMVM for lucasarts point n click adventures FTW!!), more advanced bluetooth implementations and the like. there's a lot of stuff out there. one of the more useful things is a background enabler, letting you put any app running into the background when you hold the home button for a second. This is great for IM and VOIP apps.

ilovethemonkeyhead

March 12, 2009, 6:25 pm

a gui based jailbreak got released - i used it, brilliantly simple and effective. i love my ipod just a little more now. searching for an app that will allow me to delete music from my ipod...

ilovethemonkeyhead

March 12, 2009, 6:26 pm

oops, linky


http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/f...

Zero 1

March 13, 2009, 4:05 am

Yep i jailbroken mine too, it was actually a pretty easy process since i was on tethered before all i needed to do was flash the NOD with the new firmware and i didn't even lose any of my apps and files originally stored on my ipod touch 2g. The process took no longer then 5min well i must say thanks to the dev team

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