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Apple Patches iPad 2 Jailbreak Exploit by Comex !

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]

New Bootrom Exploit to Jailbreak iPad 2 on iOS 4.3

Comex, the well-know iPhone hacker, and the guy behind Spirit and JailbreakMe, has unveiled some good news for iPad 2 users, as we reported you earlier that Comex has successfully jailbroke iPad 2 running iOS 4.3 with his upcoming userland jailbreak, today he just confirmed that there’s new bootom exploit has been discovered by someone to jailbreak iPad 2 running iOS 4.3.

Someone asking Comex: is your new iPad 2 exploit in the boot rom? Or a userland exploit? Kinda curious. I am one of the lucky ones who landed one day one.
Comex replying: Userland, but I hear someone has a bootrom vulnerability that they might have exploited.

Comex didn’t announce about the hacker who have this bootrom exploit. On the other hand you have to know that also Stefan Essar (iPhone hacker) also has confirmed that he will release his untethered iPad 2 jailbreak on iOS 4.3 by the next weekend.

It’s highly expected that hacker behind this exploit will keep his bootrom exploit until iPhone 5 releases to make it effective for the longest period as much as they can, as this kind of exploits is only patched by a hardware upgrade. But the userland exploit is a software exploit which can be patched on any iOS update.

Apple Patched Limera1n Exploit in iPad 2

iH8sn0w, the well-known iPhone hacker, and the guy behind sn0wbreeze jailbreak tool, has confirmed that Apple has patched Limera1n exploit.

Confirmed: limera1n is patched in iPad 2.

For who don’t know, all current jailbreak tools are based on Geohot’s boot room exploit (hardware exploit), so Apple was able to patch this exploit by upgrading iPad 2 hardware.

So we’ll not be able to jailbreak iPad 2 with any of the current jailbreak tools. But really I trust that hackers will be able to handle this issue soon.

Geohot Doesn’t have Exploit to Unlock iPhone 4 on Baseband 02.10.04 or 03.10.01

Infamous hacker Geohot does not have exploit to unlock iPhone 4 on baseband 02.10.04 or03.10.01. George hotz confirmed on his blog to all his fans that Apple has closed the BB holes and he is using his iPhone 3GS instead.

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I wish I had an iPhone unlock, the simple BB holes appear closed (my fuzzer comes up blank). In fact, I’m still using my 3GS cause I don’t have one :-/Via Geohot Blog

The statement from Geohot marks the end of long standing rumor about new iPhone unlock tool Rubysn0w. Geohot is already busy in fighting legally with Sony, so he may not get time to work on iPhone 4 unlock. But that isn’t stopping him from venturing deeper into Sony’s product line. He has recently voiced his intention to be the first person to root the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.

Don’t get disheartened! iPhone Dev Team has already confirmed that they will release theupdated ultrasn0w tool once apple drops beta tag from iOS 4.3 firmware. We are sure, iPhone Dev Team will not eat their words. So, please be patient!

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