iPhone 1.1.3 firmware behind the scenes changes

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. jayducharme macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    This is a pretty significant change, removing the most vulnerable aspect of the iPhone/Touch. I feel much more comfortable knowing the device is no longer running as root. I wonder how the devices will deal with installation of the new SDK apps, though. Or will iTunes handle that? My Mac always wants a password to install apps. That probably would be a good idea for the iPhone as well. Otherwise there's little advantage to running outside of root, if any old app can get installed without a prompt. That's been one of the big problems with Windows systems.

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