iPhone 3G S Exploited – Jailbreak Coming Soon

iphone-3gsLess then a week after the iPhone 3G S launch we have heard that the phone has now been exploited. This means that the phone will be able to be jailbreaked and unlocked in the very near future.

The 24Kpwn exploit used on the iPod Touch 2G is still in the bootrom of the iPhone 3G S which means the same technique can be used to jailbreak the 3G S as well as unlock it.

This is great news, but how did it happen? Why didn’t Apple fix this in their normal cat&mouse fashion? Well it seems this bootrom was cut in about the August 2008 timeframe, so the unintended early reveal of 24Kpwn earlier this year didn’t affect the iPhone 3GS.

And yes, ultrasn0w will be able to be used on the iPhone 3GS for you unlockers!

Important: Apple has not given up on the cat&mouse game, and in fact there are challenging aspects of the 3GS jailbreak that aren’t in the other devices. It’ll take some time to safely work these into our tools, but the fundamental weaknesses are there: The bootrom is exploitable via 24Kpwn, and the baseband is exploitable via ultrasn0w. (And just like with the 3G, ultrasn0w for 3GS requires that you not update your baseband when Apple comes out with new firmware.)

Details here Via: Engadget

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