Easiest jailbreak ever - no computer required!

planetbeing

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Oct 11, 2007
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Thanks to hdm of Metasploit, we are now armed with the knowledge of how to custom-craft our own exploit tiffs. His groundwork with reliable code execution has made better jailbreaks possible. He is especially to be admired for the pedagogical detail that allows everyone to have a better understanding of his techniques and the internals of the device.

Based upon his work, I have created a tiff that entirely jailbreaks the iPod, installs Installer.app and OpenSSH, along with an easy on/off program that lets you switch SSH/SFTP/SCP on or off for both security and battery saving purposes.

SummerBoard is no longer installed since the latest version from Installer.app works fine and requires no tinkering.

You do need a relatively stable wi-fi connection for this, since your iPod will be download a couple of megabytes of information.

So, there are now two steps, one of which is optional:

1. Restore and/or update your iPod/iPhone to a fresh copy of the 1.1.1 firmware. This is probably not necessary if you have not messed around with your iPod too much.
2. In Safari on your iPod, visit http://www.slovix.com/touchfree/jb/

Safari will crash after a moment. Nothing will appear to happen for about 30 seconds (so be patient). Then, the iPod will automatically restart and you will be jailbroken!

It's quite beautiful, in my opinion, because it's easy and platform-independent (doesn't matter if you're running Mac or PC).

This will probably be the simplest way.... until Apple fixes the TIFF security hole, so enjoy while you can.

I'll make the source code available to anyone who contacts me. It's pretty trivial to set up mirrors.

Oh, and P.S.: A shout-out and props to rezn who was the first to get something like this working. My implementation is entirely independent and is neater (since it uses HTTP instead of requiring raw TCP and socat) IMHO, but he was the first, and his success prodded me to make my own.

EDIT: Oops, I meant to post this in the iPod touch hacks forum. However, this program will work for the iPhone as well, but you'll need to do extra steps for true activation.
 

kainjow

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Jun 15, 2000
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This whole TIFF exploit will be patched asap. I don't see why people are investing so much time into it.
 
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bentup

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Sep 8, 2007
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San Francisco
This whole TIFF exploit will be patched asap. I don't see why people are investing so much time into it.
I'm pretty sure the TIFF exploit is just to gain access. Once you exploit it, other doors are opened. But yes, a patch is coming soon, and if you apply it, restoring and upgrading the firmware, the doors are closed again. So, as was demonstrated with 1.1.1, just don't upgrade right away.
 
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AppleSJ511606

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Aug 17, 2005
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Ya, could I get a confirmation of this exploit working on a 1.1.1 iPhone plz?

it DOES sound too good to be true.

but you'll need to do extra steps for true activation.
I'm curious as to what these steps are??
 
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FunkyJunk

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Oct 17, 2007
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Leesburg, VA, USA
SummerBoard is no longer installed since the latest version from Installer.app works fine and requires no tinkering.
This is not true. Summerboard does NOT work correctly after using this method. Any apps installed after you install Summerboard crash an instant after launching. You apparently have to install Summerboard last if you want your apps to work.

"Dim Wallpaper" setting is off, in case anyone wants to refer the post here about that setting causing problems.
 
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