No Jailbreak for Devices Shipped With 4.0.2


The Jailbreak Team reached a milestone with JailbreakMe. JailbreakMe allows iPhone and iPad users to jailbreak their devices without any complications. The jailbreak was based on a PDF exploit and users found it really easy to jailbreak.

Apple couldn’t digest this and released firmware version 4.0.2 for iPhone/iPod touch and 3.2.2 for iPad that fixed the exploit on which the jailbreak was based. Apple now ships devices with these latest firmwares that make it hard for JailbreakMe to operate.

In a recent post, the iPhoneDev Team announced that there will be no jailbreak available for devices shipped with 4.0.2, out of the box. FW 4.1 is still in its beta stages and thus there won’t be a 4.0.2 jailbreak until 4.0.2 is the latest public release. You could still use RedSn0w to jailbreak your 4.x device, but easier tools like JailbreakMe won’t be available.

So, if you haven’t updated your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to the latest firmware, you might want to consider waiting.

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  • Pere

    During the last two days I tried Latitudie and I didn't have these problems with battery life. Maybe recent versions improved it. I configured it to locate me using cell towers, not GPS.

  • Al

    Cool, honest and useful review.
    Always good to read one of them.

  • Pete


    I just wanted to let you know that there’s an option in the settings to hide your location, which disables updates. You don’t need to sign out or even disable location services for Latitude.

  • Google

    I use PlaceTrack and love it.

  • Guest

    I ended up updating Longitude to 1.6.2 from Cydia. In both, Latitudie (which I didn’t even install after I’ve read all them comments in appstore) and PlaceTrack, I don’t like the arrow constantly on the top bar. I quite like this new feature in ios4, I can see what apps are actually using GPS. I haven’t noticed any major problems with the battery life yet, but I think that in PlaceTrack there is too many updates! To often. The other day PlaceTrack was updated every 500 meters, so every 30-45 seconds!

    Longitude is warning you if you set the update interval to less than 15 minutes. I have mine set to 30 minutes and it seems sufficient although when I’m at home, at the same location for a long time, the updates could stop. So I’m missing that option.

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