Remember Limera1n?, the last thing GeoHot showed us before leaving the iPhone jailbreak scene. Now GeoHot is making his dramatic return to the jailbreak scene with Limera1n jailbreak loaded with a new bootrom exploit which will jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, 3G and iPod Touch 4G, 3G, 2G.
Chronic Dev-Team, MuscleNerd and other respected hackers in the jailbreak community has already confirmed his return with Limera1n jailbreak.
P0sixninja: yes, the news about geohot is true, the day after we release ETA he decides he wants a piece of the #pie
While GeoHot’s return is indeed a great thing for the jailbreak community and especially when Greepois0n is not serving iPhone 3GS, 3G and iPod Touch 3G, 2G users with any iOS 4.1 poison, but coming up with a new bootrom exploit implemented in a new way and releasing it the very next day of the Greenpois0n day, would not bring any good to the jailbreak community and to those rare bootrom exploits.
MuscleNerd: As dramatic as geohot’s last-minute all-device JB is, still a shame that two bootrom holes will be burned at once.
P0sixninja: and yes it is a different bootrom exploit, he wants us to use it in GP, but there’s no way we’ll make our ETA if we do
chpwn: If we end up somehow disclosing two bootrom exploits this week, ruining chances for a next-gen bootrom exploit, I will be very, very pissed.
Just like Greenpois0n, exploit used in Limera1n is tethered itself but uses support from a userland exploit to bring us an untethered jailbreak.
Comex: reminder: the limerain thing is also tethered, so the pwned for life bit is only for a tethered jailbreak. both limerain and greenpoison are using the same userland exploit to untether on 4.1 only.
Chronic Dev Team and GeoHot has already talked about releasing one bootrom exploit and preserving the other for future devices but GeoHot (egohot?) need his share of pie. Now Chronic Dev Team, with ready to be released Greepois0n, is trying to implement GeoHot’s exploit into Greenpois0n in an attempt to preserve the one they have already used in Greenpois0n. If they succeed in implementing the GeoHot’s exploit before 10/10/10 into Greenpois0n, they and Geo will release the jailbreaks based on one similar bootrom exploit, else Greenpois0n will come loaded with SHAtter as it was planned on 10/10/10 followed by Limera1n loaded with another exploit on 10/11/10.
P0sixninja:We are not changing our release date. If we can implement @geohots before 10/10 we will use that, otherwise we’re using ours. #roadblocks
ChronicDevTeam: Note: greenpois0n will be released as planned. if someone decides to burn a different perfectly good exploit, that is entirely on them.
ChronicDevTeam: We are currently working the “situation” out. Don’t worry, you’ll still get the jailbreak in the end, nothing to be concerned about.
but if it works for 3gs why not, alot of ppl need a jailbreak for there 3GS, and there’s more 3GS than i4?
ChronicDevTeam: because his different exploit can be saved for new iphone / ipad / ipod, AND 3G S, you’d just have to wait a little longer
The ego-centric guy is no doubt a genius and he has timed Limera1n exactly one year after blackra1n.
P0sixninja: heh, geohot confirmed he only decided to work on limera1n when he found out we released an ETA
MuscleNerd: oh yep I agree he’s great at this stuff, no question! And it’s not like it’s life or death drama, just nerdy drama 🙂
StealthBravo: The significance of 10/11/10 is that its the one year anniversary of blackra1n’s release. 10/11/10 is the targeted release of limera1n
We hope that either ChronicDevTeam succeeds in implementing geohot’s exploits into greenpois0n or holds back. Because we don’t want Apple to fix two Bootrom exploits in next hardware revision.
MuscleNerd: yeah Apple will fix them both in same bootrom respin (it will actually save Apple money too!)
What do you guys say? Should an exploit be saved for next generation iDevices (or hardware revision)? Or should both the jailbreak tools be released on said dates? Share you thoughts in the comments section below.
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