Thursday, July 7, 2011

Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.3.3

Remember the good old days of jailbreakme, when you could jailbreak an iOS device by simply browsing to a specific website? Well... it's back, and it can now jailbreak devices up to the latest iOS 4.3.3.

Once again, you just need to visit on your iPad or iPhone Safari browser, and after confirming you actually want to go ahead, the jailbreaking process will start.
It uses an exploit in order to download and execute code that will end up with you having a new App installed in your device: the Cydia App, with access to countless non-approved Apps that can tweak your iPhone far beyond what Apple allows (like adding notifications, changing the number of Apps shown in each screen, and lots more).

I wouldn't count on this exploit being open much longer, as it opens up the iOS platform to potential malicious attacks (while this one is being used to jailbreak your device - someone else might use it to sniff our your email for passwords or sensitive data, for instance). So... my guess is that Apple will soon be releasing a security update.

Until then, the exploit fix is available only to jailbroken devices, via the PDF Patcher 2. The first thing you should do after jailbreaking your device.

[via Redmond Pie]

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