Recently, the unofficial iPhone Dev-Team has announced the release of a new version of their JailBreakMe tool for hacking the iPhone. The solution uses an exploit in Safari to remove the limitations Apple has put in place for the device. The browser-based exploit enables users to run unauthorized code. The solution emerged soon after the U.S. Library of Congress officially announced that jailbreaking and unlocking mobile phones is now legal.
The hack has been released into the wild via jailbreakme.com. Basically, this is a remove jailbreaking tool, as users only need to visit the said website to begin the jailbreaking process. When accessing the said website from the browser on their iPhone devices, users should see a page that is similar to the shot attached to this article. The best part of this solution is that all is done within the Safari browser through the aforementioned URL.
This software modification is the first release for the new iconic device from Apple, the iPhone 4. Unfortunately, it seems that the solution does not work with iPads running iOS 3.2.1. Initially, the release broke FaceTime and MMS functionality on the device, but it seems that its makers managed to fix these issues and that those who would try a clean jailbreaking should not be affected.
However, in case there are some who already applied the solution and ended up with altered FaceTime and MMS functionality on their handsets, they would have to do a “Complete Upgrade” of Cydia followed by a reset of Network Settings, a recent article
on RedmondPie notes. Those interested in jailbreaking their iPhone 4 devices should not forget that the process will void their warranty, just as it did before. Softpedia doesn't encourage jailbreaking / unlocking the iPhone / iPod touch / iPad, or any other device. This article has a purely informational purpose and doesn't, in any way, suggest that you should hack your Apple device. Using hacks may render your device unusable, or may reduce the quality of your experience employing the respective device. If you choose to download and install jailbreak tools, you will do so at your own risk. Unlocking / jailbreaking your iPhone / iPod touch / iPad may violate your warranty or the EULA with Apple and / or your cellular-service provider.