Hackers Release Browser Based Jailbreak for iPhone 4

Posted on August 1, 2010 by

Jailbreakme.com is a browser-based jailbreak utility for the iPhone 4, 3GS, and 3G when running iOS 4 or 4.0.1.

From AppleInsider:

Hackers on Sunday released the first “jailbreak” for the iPhone 4, a browser-based exploit that allows users to run unauthorized code. However, some reported that the modification results in broken MMS and FaceTime functionality.

A hacker who uses the handle “comex,” a member of the iPhone Dev Team, released the hack through a website, jailbreakme.com. Users can visit the site in their iPhone browser to begin the jailbreaking process.

The software modification is the first release for Apple’s latest handset hardware, the iPhone 4. Some users reported that the jailbreak managed to break FaceTime and MMS functionality on the device.

Comex, via twitter, said that he was able to reproduce the issues, and is working on a fix.

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