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iPad 2 Jailbreak Delayed: SHAtter also Patched – [Confirmed] is a post from: Gadgets DNA
iOS hacker Musclenerd is confirming that both the bootrom exploits (Geohot’s Limera1n and posixninja’s SHAtter) were patched by Apple in March 2010 itself. Apple engineers fixed both holes long before either exploit was developed. Musclenerd found iPad2 running a bootrom version iBoot-838.3 as compared to iBoot-574.4 in iPad 1G.
iPad2 bootrom version iBoot-838.3 means it was compiled March’10. Seems geohot guessed right: limera1n was already closed
Early testing also seems to show at least one thing SHAtter depends on was gone by March 2010 too
This means any early iPad2 jailbreaks will have to be purely userland
@fr0st SHAtter can’t work at all with the “thing” I referred to gone
@hooners96 right. I guess this is a bit of a win for Apple engineers…they fixed both holes long before either exploit was developed.
Difference: Bootrom and Userland Jailbreak
Bootrom exploits are used to jailbreak the iOS device for life.Â It can’t be fixed by Apple without a new hardware release of iOS device (likeÂ iPadÂ 2). Unlike userland jailbreak, justÂ firmware’sÂ update will not going to patch the bootrom exploit.
iBoot-574.4 bootrom is on A4 chip (S5L8930) used in the iPad 1G, iPhone 4, Apple TV 2G and iPod touch 4G while the iPad 2 is carrying iBoot-838.3 on A5 (S5L8940). As the bootrom has been revised, iPad 2 can only be jailbroken using new userland jailbreak.
In addition to this, Comex’s is confirming that his best kernel bug has also been closed in iOS 4.3 firmware update. The hacking community now has to discover a new userland exploit to jailbreak iPad 2.
The entire hope now relies on Stefan Esser, who demoed new exploit to jailbreak iPad yesterday. We will update you as more information from hacking community trickles-in. JustÂ follow us on Twitter orÂ become a Facebook fan.
The iOS dev community already shattered the new Apple TV, but now it’s been poisoned, too. What does this mean for you? It means that there’s still a chance your $ 99 set top box might be jailbroken to run apps, even though Shatter is gone. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if someone figures the hard part out, and gets some apps installed. Those Angry Birds don’t fling themselves, you know.