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iPhone 4.0.2 Update Fixed PDF Bug, Kills Jailbreak

12 Aug 2010 | Apple , Security , Software | 4 comments


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Apple has released the iOS 4.0.2 software update for the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 2nd and 3rd (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) generation iPod Touch and the iOS 3.2.2 update for the iPad.

The update only takes care of one thing: a PDF security hole that popped up a couple of weeks ago, which caused the imminent release of the jailbreakme.com site not so long after. As expected, the update also removes the Jailbreak from your device and renders the website useless. So if you own a jailbroken device or are planning to jailbreak it any time soon, you shouldn't update. That is, if you're ok with living with that massive security leak.

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by Jayron on Aug 12, 2010

After having a jail broken iPod touch 32g for about 5 months now, I finally decided to restore it and update the iOS. I'm pleased with the updates, but miss all of my apps. For a while I was playing Zelda a Link to the Past on a gameboy advance emulator!! Oh well.

I just purchased an iPhone 3GS from the mac store, signed up for a two year agreement with AT&T and understand I can actually jailbreak this thing a lot easier than I could my iPod touch.

I've decided not to jump the gun and do it because I am skeptical about AT&T and apple's ability to monitor my usage their product under their terms. Yeah, they own me now, but I look forward to seeing an updated jailbreakme.com that allows use to jailbreak the 4.0.2 ipod touch.

Only time will tell.

by Serge on Aug 12, 2010

No way jailbreakme.com would be working again :)

by Colm on Aug 20, 2010

Jailbreakme.com exploited a security risk regarding viewing malicious PDF files online.
It won't be around again I'm afraid. The only difference between the 4.0.1 and the 4.0.2 firmware was to patch that security vunerability. I would guess the next jailbreak for 4.0.2 will be with software released by the Dev Team or Sn0wbreeze

by fox6600 on Sep 7, 2010

thx for this dude