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iPhone firmware 3.0.1 released, jailbreakable

August 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Apple has released an updated iPhone firmware to fix a recently discovered critical SMS vulnerability. Version 3.0.1 doesn’t appear to offer any other fixes or changes, and the latest post on the iPhone Dev Team blog confirms that redsn0w 0.8 works fine with the new release, as long as you select firmware 3.0 as the base for the patching, NOT 3.0.1. I have confirmed this works with my own iPhone, and since this is a serious security flaw I would recommend everyone updates asap.

The media reaction to this flaw has been mixed, ranging from informed to hysterical. While some are screaming ‘iPhones are unsafe’ other sites have pointed out this appears to be a common flaw with a wide range of smartphone platforms including Google and Microsoft mobile operating systems.

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