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[TcMag] Apple prevents iPhone jailbreaking with OS X update

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The latest update released by Apple for Mac OS X (10.5.6) has a hidden trick up its sleeve. The bug fixes and performance improvements all mask over an update that disable the tools required to jailbreak Apple's popular iPod touch and iPhone devices.

Since the block works at the OS level, the 'Pwnage Tool' is now out of the question for users. As well as this, the device's DFU modes are now recognised in different ways on the USB driver level, thanks to a new slither of code that changes the interaction to a new, more cryptic method.

So, it appears as though Mac users looking to free their little touchy-feely smart products will be disappointed in the coming weeks. Of course, this doesn't affect sensible users that own a PC, and it's unlikely to see Apple asking Microsoft for the same kind of help any time soon.
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Thats playing dirty - im sure there will be a patch soon though.
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not like thousands of people are currently running jailbroken ipod touches/iphones.


they cant get them all since the update is for OSX, so unless M$ wants to play ball on the same team as Apple, the jailbreaking will resume.
    
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I was reading about this. Thats dirty, if anything I thought that they would release a hidden weapon in itunes, not on the OS level.
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*shakes head* Apple Apple Apple...

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I dont understand why they even care so much. Sure you can get a few free apps but mostly people jailbreak iphones to use with other wireless carriers.
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post #7 of 8
is that all Apple can do??

i am a proud owner of jailbroken iPhone. if i cannot jailbreak it, i wouldn't have bought it in the first place, and if i cannot continue with firmware updates, i would have sold it without a second thought.

Apple, Apple, you should thank the dev-team, not make their life difficult.
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That's the biggest load of garbage I've ever heard. Modifying an OS to dictate what users do on their machines... ridiculous. Even if it is ethically motivated.
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