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Jailbreak for iPhone 1.1.4 released

updated 11:25 pm EST, Wed February 27, 2008

Jailbreak for iPhone 1.1.4

Hackers on Wednesday released the first publicly available "jailbreak" solution for version 1.1.4 of the iPhone software. A little more than 24 hours after the release of Apple's latest iPhone software, a group of coders have released iNdependence 1.4b5, a Cocoa-based application for Mac OS X that provides an easy-to-use interface for jailbreak, activation, SSH installation, and ringtone/wallpaper/application installation on the iPhone. The open-source software is available under GNU v2 license. Meanwhile, other reports indicate that at least one other jailbreak hack (with an older firmware) has survived the version 1.1.4 upgrade and yet another hacker has already successfully cracked a part of the latest firmware/software update. Next week, Apple is expected to announced, and likely release, the official SDK at the special iPhone SDK event in Cupertino. [click to read more]

The process was very simple and installing SSH required three separate, but painless, reboots.

by MacNN Staff



  1. mr100percent

    Joined: Dec 1969


    no luck

    So no love for iTouch users? (I have a 16GB iPod touch)

  1. Jeronimo2000

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Wait a minute

    "Next week, Apple is expected to announced (sic), and likely release, the official SDK"

    Apple has already announced the SDK, otherwise it would be just a rumor, wouldn't it now...

  1. ajhoughton

    Joined: Dec 1969


    who cares?

    Who cares?

    Apple will be releasing an SDK soon.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: who cares??

    Well, since we have to wait for Apple to make their big splash with a bug special event for the press to announce their SDK, which, based on all the hoopla, better be the bestest SDK ever devised by man or beast, we have NO IDEA what the SDK will give consumers.

    For example, will you be able to write and distribute your own software, or does everything have to be "blessed" by Apple and go through the iTMS?

  1. MisterP

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: who cares

    It seems most of the hoopla has been generated by the rumour sites, not Apple.

    I'd be very suprised if apps don't have to be distributed through iTunes. Haven't Apple said they want to vet/sign any apps that go on the iPhone, so is it even techincally possible for Apple to vet the app, sign it and then let the developer distribute it himself. I ask because I don't know how app signing technology works.

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