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Apple to make it harder to jailbreak with iOS 5

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jun 2011 16:29 User comments (10)

Apple to make it harder to jailbreak with iOS 5 Apple will make it much harder to jailbreak with iOS 5, if multiple reports are accurate.
The company will update the software making it impossible to downgrade the firmware, says the iPhone Dev Team, the group behind many successful jailbreaks and unlocks.

Members of the iPhone Dev Team saw the change in a recent unlocked developer's version of iOS 5.

For current iPhones/iPod Touch, if you want to restore your device to an earlier firmware, you can use SHSH blobs which timestamp specific times and allow for third-party apps to restore the device.

In the new iOS, the group says "Apple will re-assign your phone a new SHSH blob each time your reboot your device in jailbreak mode, making saved blobs irrelevant since Apple can just reject ones that were saved."

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10 user comments

127.6.2011 16:38

Yet another reason for not buying any iDevice... For me. But, I guess, most fanboys just don't even know what jailbreaking is.


"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

227.6.2011 17:03

"The company will update the software making it impossible to downgrade the firmware, says the iPhone Dev Team..."

Then I'll keep this one short... Good luck with that Apple!

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327.6.2011 21:25

lol, there is more ppl who are smarter than crapple. Good luck dumbasses


Being nice always has its own consequences

427.6.2011 21:42
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it will be free

527.6.2011 22:08

I am sure it isn't secure, but still, why bother jailbreaking it? It isn't worth the bother...not when there are competing devices with superior hardware and Android for the same or less money. If people want freedom, features, or performance they buy Android; Apple products have apple logos on them, and that is all their customer base cares about.



628.6.2011 8:12

Originally posted by KillerBug:
I am sure it isn't secure, but still, why bother jailbreaking it? It isn't worth the bother...not when there are competing devices with superior hardware and Android for the same or less money. If people want freedom, features, or performance they buy Android; Apple products have apple logos on them, and that is all their customer base cares about.
Yeah guy I bought my iPad just because it had an apple logo on the back of it. Not because it's convenient but because I want to spend countless hours trying to mod the damn thing, like my Android phone. And if Android were truly "free, feature laden or performance based", then there wouldn't be two million knock offs trying to steal your hard earned money. If people want to spend five hundi and get something that just works then they buy Apple.
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728.6.2011 8:12

And to Apple...good luck with that!

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“Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget this... and attaining enlightenment is the least of your problems.”
–Zen Judaism by Someone Clever

829.6.2011 10:51

Originally posted by o0cynix0o:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
I am sure it isn't secure, but still, why bother jailbreaking it? It isn't worth the bother...not when there are competing devices with superior hardware and Android for the same or less money. If people want freedom, features, or performance they buy Android; Apple products have apple logos on them, and that is all their customer base cares about.
Yeah guy I bought my iPad just because it had an apple logo on the back of it. Not because it's convenient but because I want to spend countless hours trying to mod the damn thing, like my Android phone. And if Android were truly "free, feature laden or performance based", then there wouldn't be two million knock offs trying to steal your hard earned money. If people want to spend five hundi and get something that just works then they buy Apple.
This is some absurd argument I keep hearing as of late. 'I buy Apple because "it just works" while being beautiful and that's worth the extra money.' To which I laugh. I have no need for devices that "just work" and have shiny surfaces, I need devices which will excel, overwork, and exceed; devices which stay relevant for an extended amount of time while not having a large initial cost and a lack of upgradability. My PC and phone work all day every day, and better than any Apple product you can find. They will continue to do so.

Apple users pay more for less, that's all there is to it.

~*Livin' Electronicallly*~

929.6.2011 11:17

Originally posted by buxtahuda:
Apple users pay more for less, that's all there is to it.

Amen.

All the PCs and mobile phones I had in my entire life since my first MSX DO still work. None of them is Apple, which I tried, and didn't like, and they can do many more things than Apple ones would, for sure.

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

1029.6.2011 13:06

@buxtahuda & dali... Well put... There really is very little else to add.


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