Hackers have discovered a way to jailbreak the new Apple iOS 4.1 update within hours of its launch.
Members of the iPhone Dev-Team have found a way to jailbeak the iOS 4.1 update in such a manner that, according to technology experts, may prove to be very difficult for Apple to patch, tech news site Cult of Mac has reported.
Pod2g, a member of iPhone Dev team, published a link to the proposed jailbreak on his Twitter account, announcing that the team has developed a new code to jailbreak the recently launched update to Apple's iOS 4 operating system.
The jailbreak can be been achieved through a low-level boot ROM exploit, which is hard to fix using a firmware patch.
According to the Dev team, Apple still has a to do to prevent its devices from getting jailbroken. The team said that, to prevent jailbreaking, Apple will need to make significant changes to the hardware used in range of devices.
”Crazy timing that @pod2g got latest exploit just as 4.1 went public (lots of work left…keep away from 4.1 for now!),” the iPhone Dev-Team's Musclenerd tweeted.