iPod Touch running SHAtter, a beta exploit for iOS 4 devices

The jailbreaking attempts on iOS 4 devices continues as one of the major players, the dev-team, posts a video of a new iPod Touch running a beta version of the latest exploit in iOS 4 called SHAtter.

An iOS 4.1 jailbreaking solution is getting closer as SHAtter runs on a new iPod Touch. Screenshot by Joe Aimonetti

The jailbreaking attempts on iOS 4 devices continues as one of the major players, the dev-team, posts a video of a new iPod Touch running a beta version of the latest exploit in iOS 4 called SHAtter.

After the jailbreakme.com exploit was closed by Apple via iOS security update, the dev-team, along with several other hackers, have been hard at work, looking for the next way to break Apple's mobile operating system to allow customized software and apps on iOS devices.

From the dev-team blog:

The exploit (and payload) was developed by @pod2g a few months after @p0sixninja of the Chronic Dev Team discovered the crash. That team is hard at work bringing you a brand-new tool to make use of the exploit.

The SHAtter exploit was enough to convince the iPod Touch 4G to restore to our custom IPSW.

According to the blog, SHAtter on the iPod touch is a bit overkill, but will be used in the next PwnageTool release for iPhone 4 to allow the device to be updated while preserving the baseband and ultrasn0w carrier unlock. No word on if these same tools will work on the forthcoming iOS 4.2 update, scheduled for a November release, which will bring the iPad OS up-to-date as well.

If you've been waiting for a jailbreak solution for your iPhone 4 or new iPod Touch, it appears to be just around the corner. Will you jailbreak your iOS device when the software is ready? Let us know in the comments!

 

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