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Dev Team Releases Beta Jailbreak for iPhone OS 4.0

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The iPhone Dev Team has released a ‘beta’ jailbreak for iPhone OS 4.0.

This is a surprising move – as many thought that no jailbreaks for 4.0 would be released until after Apple released the final version of 4.0.  The thinking was / is that that way they don’t reveal their hand in time for Apple to patch whatever exploit is being used.  And here’s why this release still stays within that thinking:

It uses the same pwnage2 DFU-mode exploit that we’ve been using since the 2.x days. Nothing new is revealed to Apple

The new jailbreak release is called redsn0w 0.9.5 BETA.

The Dev Team stresses that this is NOT aimed at end users, but rather at jailbreak app developers – so that they can get a head-start on getting their apps working with 4.0.

Please note that this beta is not meant for the average end-user. There are many things "broken" with jailbroken apps in the 4.0beta1 environment right now […] This beta redsn0w allows the developers behind those jailbroken apps (like MobileTerminal.app!) to fix their software before the general public gets iphoneOS 4.0.

Because it’s meant for JB app developers, this beta redsn0w does not perform hactivation. You’ll need a properly-registered developer UDID with Apple to get past the activation screen. For similar reasons, there is no Windows version of this beta redsn0w (since apps are developed on MacOSX). Please don’t pirate Apple software.

Sounds like another stellar effort by the Dev Team – helping out jailbreak developers and the community in general.  Not one for those of us out here in userland to mess with for now though.

Source: iPhwn via Gizmodo

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