The fight to jailbreak Apple's A5-chip-powered devices, specifically the iPhone 4S and the iPad, is nearing its end. Hacker "pod2g" and his crew of iOS exploit seekers have released photos and videos of a jailbroken iPhone 4S and a jailbroken iPad 2, both running iOS 5.0.1.
A bug that sees iPhone owners tricked into sending texts to an incorrect number has come to light.
The way iOS handles text messages could open iPhone users up to potential phishing scams.
After outing a vulnerability in iOS' handling of text messages, the same hacker drops a tool to exploit it.
The "corona untether" jailbreak allows A5-based devices running iOS 5 to access a wider world of apps. For now, it's only available for Mac OS X, with a Windows version supposedly showing up soon.
The jailbreak community has completed a safe, untethered jailbreak update for iOS 5.0.1 according to community hacker pod2g who confirmed the process on his iPhone 4.
The first beta of iOS 6.1.1 doesn't block the popular new jailbreak, though Apple could be saving that feature for the final version.
The company says the threat of text message spoofing is a limitation of SMS. Oh, really?
The hack lets users of Apple's iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak their iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices without fear of rebooting.
An update to the popular new jailbreak tool addresses issues with reboots and the default iOS Weather app.