iOS 4.0.2/3.2.2 Will Not Get A Jailbreak

by Ferman Aziz

Apple recently fixed the security hole that made possible the iPhone 4 jailbreak by releasing the FW 4.0.2/3.2.2 update. Now all latest iPhones feature this version and those who installed the update on their jailbroken devices lost the jailbreak. The only way to keep the jailbreak was to avoid the update and remain vulnerable to a malicious PDF file.

Now, obviously, the next logical question is whether there will be a jailbreak/ unlock for 4.0.2/3.2.2 to let users switch their service provider (AT&T) and install apps from other sources. The answer to that is, sadly, no.

The iPhone Dev-Team has stated on its blog that no jailbreak will be released for iOS 4.0.2/3.2.2 to avoid getting in to a continuous cat and mouse game with Apple. The Dev-Team says:

No, there won’t be. FW 4.0.2/3.2.2 was *only* released to fix the jailbreakme hole. With FW 4.1 still in its beta stages, it makes no sense to escalate the “cat & mouse” with Apple for FW updates that only fix the jailbreak holes. To quote WOPR, “the only winning move is not to play”.

They do go on to say that a future 4.1x FW jailbreak may be compatible with 4.0.2/3.2.2 but that it will be highly unlikely. For now those of you with iPhone3G or iPod Touch 2G (not MC version), can use redsn0w to jailbreak your 4.x devices.

[via Dev-Team blog]

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