Our friends over at the iPhone Download Blog have lots of good news for jailbreak fans today.
First off, as you can see in the tweet above from Dev Team member MuscleNerd, there is speculation that the brilliant geohot may be getting ready to release a new untethered jailbreak (meaning no need to re-jailbreak after every device reboot) soon after the Verizon iPhone launch.
There’s also a report that a new, untethered, version of GreenPois0n will be released in the next few days – and may include a ‘big surprise’ that some of its developers have been sending cryptic tweets about.
Lastly, another brand new exploit (basically a security vulnerability that provides an entry point for jailibreak processes) has been discovered by Chronic Dev Team member @iPod2g. This is good news as it should mean the jailbreak community can effectively keep this new one ‘in reserve’ for when Apple patches those that are going to be used in the current round of jailbreak apps.
I’ve been running my iPhone 4 stock for quite a while now, as the tethered jailbreaks don’t interest me at all. So I’m hoping we’ll see a new jailbreak release very soon – and I’m happy with it being GreenPois0n or RubyRa1n or RedSn0w, just as long as it’s untethered. My temptation to jailbreak always lessens when we see all the melodrama between different development teams, but increased each time I hear of a really clever new tweak like VoiceActivator.
How about you all? Are you running a tethered jailbreak? Waiting on a new jailbreak from one of the usual suspects?