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iPhone firmware v1.1.2 released, hacked

By admin
Created Nov 9 2007 - 7:59am

I do hope you heeded our advice, dear reader, when we told you that there is nothing to fear in Apple's 1.1.2 firmware release for the iPhone and iPod Touch [1]. As expected, the new release amounted to very little in terms of new functionality, save for some international keyboards and the ability to connect with WiFi hotspots in the U.K. There was one surprise, however: it looks like iPod Touch users can now add events to their calendar--a feature that should have been included in the first place [2].

As was also expected, the new firmware breaks the jailbreakme.com "one click" hack [3]--which allowed you to run unsigned applications on the iPhone--as it patches the .tiff vulnerability [4] that jailbreakme exploited. The good news, however, is that it appears that hackers have already cracked the latest firmware, which means that a de-bricking fix can't be far behind. Let the game of cat and mouse continue!

For more on firmware v1.1.2:
- see this Engadget article [5] on the new firmware
- and this one [6] on the hacking of the new firmware


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