Feeds

iPhone emulator firmware jailbroken

Paves way for unlocked iPhone 2.0?

The essential guide to IT transformation

Apple iPhone owners worried that the release of an official software development kit (SDK) for the handset will mean an end to attempts to 'jailbreak' the device need fear not. Hackers have opened up version of the iPhone firmware that comes with the SDK.

A screenshot posted by a member of the iPhone Dev Team, a band of hackers working on keeping the handset open for third-party apps not sanctioned by Apple, is said to show just such software running on the SDK's iPhone emulator.

iPhone Dev Team firmware 1.2 hack in action?

The iPhone Dev Team firmware 1.2 hack in action?

The SDK and the emulator are based around version 1.2 of the iPhone firmware, a release that's yet to make it onto the real handset, which is currently at version 1.1.4.

A number of observers believe firmware 1.2 is simply an early version of firmware 2.0, the major upgrade Apple has already announced will appear later this year and bring a raft of corporate-friendly tools and other goodies to the iPhone.

If 1.2 and 2.0 are as near as darnit the same thing, the latest jailbreak shows that firmware 2.0 can be opened too.

The hack - if such it is - was revealed late last night. It's way to early to say how useful it will be as the iPhone firmware and the SDK are updated. The SDK's only a beta, pre-release version.

Editors' Blog: Unlocking the iPhone for pleasure and profit... revisited

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
EE fails to apologise for HUGE T-Mobile outage that hit Brits on Friday
Customer: 'Please change your name to occasionally somewhere'
Time Warner Cable customers SQUEAL as US network goes offline
A rude awakening: North Americans greeted with outage drama
We need less U.S. in our WWW – Euro digital chief Steelie Neelie
EC moves to shift status quo at Internet Governance Forum
BT customers face broadband and landline price hikes
Poor punters won't be affected, telecoms giant claims
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.