There’s been a lot of hand-wringing among jailbreakers as to when Apple’s latest iOS devices might be freed from their ball and chains -- those being the A5-powered iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, of course. As the “cat and mouse game” with Apple continues, it appears that at least the iPhone 4S may soon be free, judging from a video making its way around the internet.
The history of jailbreaking on the iPhone is a long and complicated one, but twice in the past the hackers have been able to make it a one-tap affair courtesy of a website called JailbreakMe.com. Now make that three times, because iOS 4.3.x devices can now make the magic happen, even on an iPad 2.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last few years, it’s to never underestimate the hacker community -- they love a challenge, and they’re awfully resilient. Case in point: Apple’s latest iOS 5, which has already been jailbroken using an iPod touch.
Here’s an odd one for this fine Thursday: Apple may be releasing yet another minor update to iOS 4.3 in the next two weeks. Absolutely necessary or is Cupertino stepping up their efforts to thwart jailbreakers?
They grow up so fast! The notorious Dev-Team has been keeping our iOS devices jailbroken and unlocked for a while now, including the latest iOS 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak unleashed to celebrate the third anniversary of their PwnageTool application.
With the second-generation Apple TV now in the hands of most early buyers, the pieces of the jailbreak puzzle are finally falling into place as the pending SHAtter exploit has now been unleashed on the new device.
If there were bigger news this week than the fallout and repercussions from the legalization of jailbreaking, we've yet to hear it. But news, as it always does, did happen, and the happy elves of Mac|Life were there to make sense of the pieces, just for you, Dear Reader.