Comex has just confirmed via a series of tweets that his userland jailbreak he already showed off few days ago has already been patched by Apple in the newly released iOS 4.3.1. Well, hackers lose the war against Apple again.
Comex on his Twitter account:
yeah, uh. I can find kernel exploits, but this is ridiculous.
As noticed by @0naj, my kernel exploit was fixed in 4.3.1.
I try not to be paranoid, but it is really hard to explain this as anything but a leak.
It stayed there from 4.0.2 through 4.3, but was magically found in time for 4.3.1. well, go go @MuscleNerd and @i0n1c I guess
Interestingly, and as Comex notes, “is that my “new” kernel exploit is actually the kernel exploit used by JailbreakMe 2.0. It was never properly fixed.”
Now the only hope is from the iPhone hacker Stefan Esser who is the only one having untethered exploit right now which jailbreaks all iOS devices on iOS 4.3.1 except iPad 2. Yes, MuscleNerd and Stefan must find more exploits to jailbreak the iPad 2. [Twitter: 1,2,3,4]
Yesterday we reported you about the last estimates for untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 fromComex the well-known iPhone hacker. Apparently he still hesitated about releasing it, as he started his reply to someone asked him about the timing with “I don’t know”
i0n1c asking: so is not waiting for the next iOS for untethering?
Comex replying: I don’t know, I think I’m waiting for the Verizon iPhone.
Till know Comex isn’t able to give us an exact estimate for his long awaited untethered jailbreak, he may care about patching his jailbreak on Verizon iPhone 4 iOS 4.2.5, I think it’s an acceptable excuse for Comex to let Verizon iPhone 4 users able to jailbreak their devices once they got it.