Posted on October 10th, 2007 in firmware, hack, iPhone, iPod Touch, jailbreak |
Well, you can take my “slow and steady” adage and chuck it in the trash - already hackers have found a jailbreak solution for the v.1.1.1 iPod Touch (and the iPhone).
Although there’s no software release to be downloaded yet, applications shown to be running include the popular NES emulator as well as the Colloquy IRC chat client. EDIT: the hack team have made the Jailbreak software available and are asking for bug reports; be warned, though, they’re saying it’ll prevent your iPod Touch from syncing with iTunes. If you decide to try it anyway, let us know how you get on in the comments!
Apple have apparently changed the way the “SpringBoard” app launcher handles icons, and so there’s a limit of 15 spaces, but this is still better than having to resort to a command line to run third-party software. The hacker team also found international support inside SpringBoard, which will hopefully allow multi-language programmes for those who have a primary language other than English.
Of course, this is not an unlocking solution, merely a way to run non-Apple software on the iPod Touch that, since the 1.1.1 firmware upgrade, had been re-secured. Anyone still using an unlocked 1.0.2 iPhone still shouldn’t upgrade to 1.1.1, or their handset could end up “bricked”.
Written by: Chris Davies