What if the next update breaks hacks?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by rmh, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. rmh macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    #1
    I have a question. What is going to happen if Apple's next iPhone update breaks all of the current hacks and implements the same form of encryption as the touch, which has yet to be broken? Or iss the reason that the touch hasn't been hacked simply due to the fact that there isn't as much hype or interest in doing so as there is with the iPhone?

    I'm only asking because I am considering returning my touch to get and iPhone, since even without AT&T service it seems to destroy the touch in every aspect except storage, and the only reason I want to get the iPhone/touch is to more or less use it as a customizable PDA device.

    Thanks for your input.
     
  2. Speedracer04 macrumors 6502a

    Speedracer04

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Location:
    Michigan
    #2
    please search, there are like 4 threads in the iPhone sub forum on this topic. :(
     
  3. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    #3
    Apple is on record saying they dont mind people hacking. They will also not try to thwart it in any way, and will not promote it.
     
  4. Speedracer04 macrumors 6502a

    Speedracer04

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Location:
    Michigan
    #4
    And then the next day they retracted that statement, to say that the new update will most likely break the hacks...but that doesnt mean we wont be able to break them right back
     
  5. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    #5
    well updates do that, they cant alter their programming to accommodate us.
     
  6. CybrMike macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    #6
    just dont update until they've hacked it again.
     
  7. Merlyn3D macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 15, 2006
    #7
    Right but this is likely because the way people go into the iphone was using a security hole that Apple probably intends to patch. When they realized this, they probably added that to their statement because they knew that a different way in would have to be found.
     
  8. Snide macrumors 6502a

    Snide

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    #8
    That is precisely my plan - I'm in no rush to lose everything...
     
  9. rmh thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    #9
    I apologize, but all the threads I found were dealing with the unlock, which isn't an issue for me, seeing as I'm only interested in using it for the iPod/wifi/PDA function (I'm no Verizon, so no SIM). I was just wondering if there would be more of a desire to re-hack the iPhone if it was in fact updated to stop hacks. I suppose the answer is yes, I'm just trying to justify my decision, because I dont want to get the iPhone and then have Apple screw everyone over, then I'm stuck with a worthless phone.
     
  10. mac000 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2005
    #10
    buy the iphone its better than the ipod touch
     
  11. Daiden macrumors 6502a

    Daiden

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    #11
    Apple said that they won't actively try to thwart the ongoing hacking effort. HOWEVER, they did say that future updates will MOST LIKELY break the current hacks. According to them this isn't intentional, but they'll most likely be changing how different programs and applications communicate with each other, which breaks the current way people are hacking the phone.
     

Share This Page