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iPhone Alley is reporting that updated USB kernel extensions in yesterday's Mac OS 10.5.6 update breaks mac-based iPhone/iPod touch jailbreaking tools. Workarounds are documented by the Dev-Team blog and include re-installing the relevant 10.5.5 kernel extensions or using a USB hub.

While many may have lost interest in "jailbreaking" their iPhones since Apple has implemented the App Store, the Dev-Team has been responsible for software unlocks of the original iPhone and is working on a software unlock for the iPhone 3G.

Article Link: Mac OS 10.5.6 Breaks Jailbreaking Tools
 

daveschroeder

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Sep 14, 2003
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I wonder if they did the breaking on purpose..

No, that is very unlikely.

What is more likely that tools using private APIs, hacks, and relying on undocumented methods of interfacing with devices via USB might break when Apple makes changes.

That's the nature of things like this.

Of course, I'm sure a lot of people will think that Apple intentionally and vindictively did this...
 

daneoni

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Mar 24, 2006
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So does anyone have the 10.5.5 kexts...it seems having to use a USB hub isn't the ideal solution...especially for laptops
 

TheMacBookPro

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So does anyone have the 10.5.5 kexts...it seems having to use a USB hub isn't the ideal solution...especially for laptops

Why? Jailbreaking is just a one-time process... unless the update also breaks iTunes support for jailbroken devices? :confused:
 

daveschroeder

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Sep 14, 2003
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So does anyone have the 10.5.5 kexts...it seems having to use a USB hub isn't the ideal solution...especially for laptops

Uh, if you need them, why don't you just grab the kexts yourself? It's not like 10.5.5 ceased to exist.

http://support.apple.com/downloads/Mac_OS_X_10_5_5_Update

...and I'm not sure why people are so worried about this. Do you have to jailbreak again, today, after updating to 10.5.6? Will there not be updates to the jailbreaking tools to accommodate the kext updates in 10.5.6?

...
 

iMacoo7

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As always there will be a work around provided by the Dev Team. This is what has made them famous. So they will continue to provide ways around it.
 

bytethese

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Jun 20, 2007
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While many may have lost interest in "jailbreaking" their iPhones since Apple has implemented the App Store

People shouldn't lose interest, especially Law Enforcement. Without Jailbreaking, it would be damn near impossible to forensically recover any data from the phone to prove any possible criminal activity.
 

daneoni

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Mar 24, 2006
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Uh, if you need them, why don't you just grab the kexts yourself? It's not like 10.5.5 ceased to exist.

http://support.apple.com/downloads/Mac_OS_X_10_5_5_Update

...and I'm not sure why people are so worried about this. Do you have to jailbreak again, today, after updating to 10.5.6? Will there not be updates to the jailbreaking tools to accommodate the kext updates in 10.5.6?

...

I dunno how to

Why? Jailbreaking is just a one-time process... unless the update also breaks iTunes support for jailbroken devices? :confused:

I just got an iPhonw 3G today so its my first time....thats what she said

EDIT: is it possible to downgrade to 10.5.5 without reinstallins the OS...i dont have Time Machine either?
 

kolax

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Mar 20, 2007
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EDIT: is it possible to downgrade to 10.5.5 without reinstallins the OS...i dont have Time Machine either?

No.

But an update for jailbreaking will be out either tonight or tomorrow - these guys are really quick at this.
 

SFStateStudent

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Aug 28, 2007
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Well, my understanding of the whole DFU mode for jailbroke 3G iPhones was already addressed with the use of the USB hub (temporary fix) and that it only applied to the newest unibody MB, MBP and MBA; and all this was prior to Mac OS 10.5.6 being released. :confused: Not too worried, the Dev Team will come through for us redheaded stepchildren...:eek:

This is just one thread a few days ago:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/616476/
 

Mercellus

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Nov 4, 2008
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I just booted my iPhone 3G in DFU mode and iTunes recognized it as such without an issue. I'm using a MacBook Pro (Late 2008) and Mac OS X 10.5.6.
 

tys

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Jan 3, 2008
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This is what Apple does when someone trys to prevent them from making money...

Jailbreaking doesn't prevent them from making money. Or if it does, I don't see how. The only reason to jailbreak is to get features Apple doesn't offer. I still spend WAY too much money in the App Store!
If anything, Apple makes MORE money from me since the jailbreaking makes the iPhone that much more enjoyable to use.

tys
 

ryanw

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Oct 21, 2003
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Teather & Video Recording

As long as there is no Teather solution nor video recording solution I will have to always jailbreak my iPhone. As soon as there are solutions for those two things, I'm done. Seems completely moronic to lock those two things out of the iPhone. I'm paying a ridiculous amount of money to AT&T for 3G and Video Recording has been on every phone I've had in the last 10 years.
 

chr1s60

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Jul 24, 2007
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I remember when jailbreaking the iPhone was once a major upgrade for the iPhone. These days it seems almost pointless to me.
 

tonyl

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Jan 18, 2006
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Apple's byproduct of updates, who can firmly say it is not intentional? This way can at least deter many Mac users.
 
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