That’s right, the iPhone v1.1.1 isn’t as secure as we once thought – you know, a whole week ago. With the iPhone v1.1.1 update having killed all our favorite third-party updates in return for the WiFi iTunes Music Store and a louder speaker volume, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the iPhone developer community’s response to the newly locked-down firmware. But we never thought that the iPhone Dev Team would have a preliminary v1.1.1 jailbreak hack already in the works.The iPhone Dev Team has announced that they’ve made the initial steps into a truly workable iPhone v1.1.1 jailbreak hack. As it stands, the iPhone Dev Team’s v1.1.1 jailbreak method reveals that :
- Third party applications may still be viable with a little recoding for the new frameworks.
- Springboard no longer recognizes DisplayOrder.plist. The order of Apple’s OEM iPhone apps cannot be changed anymore – they are hard-coded into Springboard.
- The iPhone can been activated via third-party workarounds.
- The 1.1.1 binaries barely work with 1.0.2. WiFi iTunes Music Store might work on v1.0.2 with some hacking.
- The Mobile Terminal App works on 1.1.1.
- Command line works.
- The v1.1.1 firmware references both com.apple.mobile.radio and com.apple.mobile.nike.
But, the v1.1.1 jailbreak is still in its infancy and the iPhone Dev Team still needs more time to produce a working commercial solution. Those of you hesitant to take the plunge to v1.1.1 and give up all those third-party apps might have a good reason to apply the update in the near future. At least a better reason than the WiFi iTunes Music Store.