While we continue working on the two current remaining challenges from Apple (the iPhone 3G soft unlock and iPod Touch 2G jailbreak see the end of this post), were also watching the latest beta releases from Apple.
The first beta 2.2 from Apple reveals a few things:
Theyre continuing with their ski-resort theme; Version 2.2 is nicknamed TImberline.
Theyve gone back to using expiry dates. The first 2.2 beta is due to expire on November 30, 2008. They stopped using expiry dates about halfway through the 2.1 betas, but for some reason theyve started using them again.
Version 2.2 is still vulnerable to pwnage and quickpwn on everything but iPod Touch 2G.
To demonstrate point #3, heres the non-AppStore application Terminal.app running on 2.2, showing the kernel build information.
Hardware already vulnerable to pwnage remains vulnerable in version 2.2.
Regarding the two current challenges: the 3G iPhone soft unlock and iPod Touch 2G jailbreak are still relatively new challenges (compare them with the timeframe of the iPhone challenges last year). Were making slow advances on both fronts, but its not the sort of thing that can be easily described in a blog like this.
But, to maybe show how interlinked these challenges are, this weekend well be trying some hardware based ideas on the iPod Touch 2G jailbreak :)