SHAtter exploit well underway as iPod touch 4 first to fall [Jailbreak]

iPhone Dev Team has put @pod2g’s SHAtter exploit into actual use with it's first application as a jailbreak tool on the iPod touch 4 . Right after Apple released iOS 4.1, Former Chronic Dev Team member pod2g announced his development of a low level bootrom exploit that would be difficult to patch via a software release.

Since then, both Chronic Dev Team and iPhone Dev Team have been hard at work to implement that exploit into a usable jailbreak tool. The next domino has fallen as they have been able to use this exploit via a beta version of their PwnageTool on the iPod Touch 4G.

Although PwnageTool was a useful first test of a full iPod 4G jailbreak via SHAtter, it’s really overkill compared to the faster tools being developed. Its main use in PwnageTool will be for those with iPhone4’s, to allow updates while preserving the baseband and ultrasn0w carrier unlock. In any event, this is another exciting time for iPhone and iPod touch users…the cat and mouse game continues!

While many wait impatiently for the next jailbreak tool to be released, this news is reassuring and will give us something to look forward to in the weeks ahead. How long until the iPhone 4 falls to the likes of the Dev Teams? Tell us what you think below...

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SHAtter exploit well underway as iPod touch 4 first to fall [Jailbreak]


I don't get why everyone and their mama is so excited over this. They're still a LONG way away from officially releasing a usable jailbreak for iPhone 4.

Great job everybody! You guys are the best! I'm in no hurry to update. Couple of questions though,
Is it or is it not a tethered jailbreak? I have been hearing conflicting stories. Some say it is, and others say it is too early to tell.
Can you guys release that version of mobile terminal seen in the video? I really miss being able to use it.

Great post-up. In reference to the article, I personally don't think we'll see a jailbreak before 4.2 as that's almost right around the corner. I could be very wrong. Just my thoughts.

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@Allyson, you might be right, although since this JB will basically be unpatchable via software, there is no danger of apple patching it in 4.2. Because of this, you might see JBs for both 4.1 and 4.2 released in a short window. I also believe a new version of Cydia is on the way and will be packaged with the JB, most likely called Greenpois0n, once Chronic gets their ducks in a row.

I'm pretty sure I read a post on this site where they quoted someone from the dev team stating that they would release it PRIOR to 4.2

@Jeff obviously you have no clue what JB is...once you JB you can never go back to a stock phone...if it's boring dont click on the article...

If this is really an "official entry for blah blah", then the illiterate who does not know that "it's" and "its" needs a spellchecker before typing anything.
That, or go back to elementary school.