Announcing a preliminary iPhone 1.1.1 Jailbreak

TUAW is reporting that the iPhone/iTouch Dev guys have been hard at work for weeks and have finally managed to jailbreak 1.1.1. Right now, they’re nowhere near releasing a general-use tool but the first steps have been made. Congratulations to dinopio, asap18, netkas, Martyn, mjc, Niacin, BloomFilter, pytey, tE_gU, pumpkin, roxfan, sam, SmileyDude, NerveGas, Nate True, Arminius, DirectriX, ixtli, kroo, zibri, xorl, and the rest of the team.

So what does this jailbreak mean?

  • Third Party apps run. Kind of. We probably have to recompile many of them for the new frameworks because many of them crash.
  • Springboard no longer recognizes DisplayOrder.plist. And the list of “whitelisted” apps (that is, the official Applications including Safari, Photos, Calendar, etc) seems to be hard-coded into Springboard.app
  • The iPhone has been activated via third-party workarounds.
  • The 1.1.1 binaries barely work with 1.0.2 — at least not well enough to run the music store without major hacking.
  • The Mobile Terminal App works on 1.1.1.
  • The entire bsd suite still works — as do standard command-line utilities compiled for ARM.
  • 1.1.1 references both com.apple.mobile.radio and com.apple.mobile.nike.
  • The jailbreak method is nowhere near ready for prime time. So please be patient.



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