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Hardware dongle jailbreaks and boots iPhones

updated 06:45 pm EST, Thu March 11, 2010

Device overcomes recovery mode after restart

An electronic engineer has developed a hardware dongle that allegedly jailbreaks an iPhone. The device reportedly can be used to either jailbreak and 'hacktivate' a new iPhone, or boot a jailbroken handset that gets stuck in recovery mode. A 9V battery provides power, allowing users to restart their jailbroken iPhones while away from a computer.

The creator claims the dongle works with any iPhone 3GS or iPod touch 2G/3G running OS versions 3.1, 3.1.1, or 3.1.2. The firmware can also be updated via USB to address any changes with future versions of the iPhone OS.

The iDongle is currently in the prototype stage of development, although the final price is expected to be around 30 (~$40 USD). [via Hack A Day]




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  1. charlituna

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    and tomorrow

    We'll be reading about how Apple has tracked down said person and sent a cease and desist on selling or giving away said device under the DCMA.

  1. Mike Richardson

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    not in USA?

    The story seems to suggest (Italian URL in video, price quoted in Euros) that the developer is not located in the USA and is therefore not subject to DMCA.

  1. Eriamjh

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Hack-tivated?

    I like it.

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