iPhone Jailbreak woes a false alarm
The fear over the new iPhone 3GS bootrom stopping jailbreaking has now apparently been alleviated somewhat. Although new iPhone 3GS units have been modified with the bootrom, apparently they can still be jailbroken.
According to an interview with the iPhone Dev Team’s Eric McDonald, he told Wired…“It’s not going to be impossible to jailbreak even if the exploit we used is gone.”
So new iPhone 3GS handsets can still be jailbroken as the 24kpwn exploit was only used to make the jailbreak easy; apparently to jailbreak a new iPhone 3GS it would have to tether to a computer of some description in order to boot up. Thus Apple changing the bootrom only makes jailbreaking the iPhone that much more of a hassle.