October 9, 2010
If you still use an older generation iPhone or iPod touch and are waiting for a jailbreak, I have both good news and bad news for you. The bad news is: the new Shatter jailbreak tool that was announced for Sunday, will not work with your iDevice. The good news is: an alternative will be coming, but you'll have to wait a bit longer. Indeed, the low-level bootrom exploit Shatter takes advantage of, is only present in the iPhone 4 and the newest iPod touch hardware. So you won't be able to use it to jailbreak iOS 4.1 on your older iDevice this weekend. Therefore, you're going to have to stick with a jailbroken iOS 4.0.1 for now, or go with an unjailbroken iOS 4.1. On the other hand, we're hearing that comex, the creator of the recent jailbreakme.com jailbreak still has some solutions up his sleeve. Some of his findings; exploits found in iOS, will eventually allow iPhone 3GS and older iPod touch model users to jailbreak as well. Unfortunately, since these are simple for Apple to patch and really hard to find, they have decided to hold off on them until the release of iOS 4.2, scheduled for November. This is going to be very frustrating to many of you, and we feel your pain. Yet, knowing that this will allow us to jailbreak iOS 4.2 and all its AirPlay goodness right off the bat in November should ease the frustration a bit. Also, to guide you through all this jailbreak fragmentation, let me point out a great resource we reviewed recently. The JailbreakMatrix, as it's called, is a constantly updated website about the state of the jailbreak, and guides for every iDevice and firmware combination out there. If you're confused about what you can currently do with your iDevice, make sure to take a look.