iPhone Dev Team Provides More Details About ‘Spirit’ Jailbreak; Might Not Be Released Today

News | Sunday April 25 2010 3:28 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Spirit is an untethered jailbreak.
Spirit works on all devices. (However, the redsn0w and PwnageTool flows will continue to work on those devices they’ve always worked on)
Spirit does not include a carrier unlock.
It will not be Mobile Safari based like the iPhone firmware 1.x version.
Userland jailbreaks are more troublesome for Apple since they expose security weaknesses that exist even for non-jailbroken owners. As such, Apple is likely to close them soon after they’re made public. One recent example of this is the SMS vulnerability exposed at Blackhat last summer. Apple released new firmware to close that hole within a day.
The Spirit jailbreak is most useful for newer devices: iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, and the iPads. Unfortunately those devices are the same ones that Apple can prevent you from downgrading unless you’ve got a backup of your personalized SHSH blobs. Unless you’ve backed up your SHSH blobs for vulnerable firmware versions, you’ll lose the ability to use the current Spirit jailbreak if you accidentally upgrade.
to go through Saurik’s server as soon as possible.
Please note that Comex has hinted that he might not release the Spirit jailbreak on Friday as he had announced earlier due to the launch of iPad 3G. But he has promised to release it in a few days.
We will update you when the software has been released. Stay tuned here at
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