Counter Strike: Apple Fires Back at Jailbreakers!

ZOMG! Apple has fought back! The only way Apple can fix the exploit that the iPhone Dev Team has been using to Jailbreak iPhone's and iPod Touch's (check out our forums for more on that) is to fix their hardware, but it seems Apple has figured out a way to program iTunes 8 to detect and prevent the Pwnage exploit.

Apple may have won that battle but they have not won the war. The Dev Team reacted promptly:

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blockquote>"The nice thing about iTunes decisions is that we can provide you with patches to counter them. We have one such patch already for Mac iTunes 8 for iPod touch. We’ll be working out the full suite of patches for all the combinations over the next week."

So take heed fellow Jailbreakers... it is not wise to jump all over that 2.1 firmware update coming this Friday. Best to wait it out until the Dev Team puts out that patch. Again this warning is for Jailbreakers only.

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Jeremy

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Joe says:

As their site says though, this attempt to thwart Jailbreakers avoids the Quickpwn'ers and people who didn't need to modify iTunes to load a patched ipsw file. The disconnect is also only apparently if you take a fresh, non-pwned phone and try to sync it with a fully pwned phone (using winpwn or pwnage).

Jeremy says:

Although if you continue to read it goes on to say that is just one example. They are really not that clear. But it is better to be safe than sorry. I would avoid upgrading tomorrow if I still had a jailbroken phone.
"using a Pwned ipsw (with an unPwned device attached) is one example."

Jeremy says:

*And Joe is right about the Quickpwn and people who didn't need to modify iTunes. I'm just trying to preach safety.

sharonpeters11 says:

You may also want to wait on the v2.1.1 update as the new iPod Touch's have been experiencing serious WiFi WPA/WPA2 issues:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1703504&tstart=0

computerjeff05 says:

I believe the WiFi issues with 2.1 are only related to Apple Wifi routers.
I have been wanting to jailbreak my phone for awhile. The reasons are Flash, Camcorder, and OrbLive. What are the pros/cons of jailbreaking? I have AT&T service so no SIM hack.
Does everything work with a jailbroken iPhone? Like YouTube, Appstore, email, ITunes, AT&T service, etc.?
I will wait until 2.1 is released and WinPwn'ed, along with the ITunes 8 hack. But any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you.

Danny says:

Well, jailbreaking won't give you flash player to start with.. camcorder yes, and everything will still function correctly like your appstore etc

Rey says:

Jailbreaking allows you many things such customization, camcorder, better camera, etc. In my opinion it makes the phone exactly as it was meant to be.
You still have everything functioning. There is no sacrifice.

NeiW says:

I took the plunge and upgraded to 2.1. Have a 2G that I pwned a few weeks ago and upgraded from 1.1.4 to 2.0.
All seems OK, but interestingly Cydia and Installer and IM +All-in-One were zapped by the update.
WIFI to my AirPort Express works OK, but instead of the standard WIFI signal indicators I just have had a small o.
A bit of mucking around has now got back the proper signal indicators, although it reverts to a o when the phone is locked.
Couple of questions though, with a pwned iPhone, can I now connect to VOIP using a data connection rather than just WIFI and is there a good program available that will allow that.
Can I also tether my iPhone as a modem for my MacBook Pro and what is the best program for that.
Finally, I never actually used Cydia or Installer so can I now re-load them. If so, how and which would be the best to use.
Thanks kindly,

  • Neil
captain jack sparrow says:

LMAO i was expecting this page to be about the game Counter Strike being able to be played on an Ipod Touch/Iphone..... The title is so decieving I think many people are going to be be mad and mislead by it.