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iPhone Dev-Team Reveals How the iPhone Was Hacked

iPhone Dev-Team Reveals How the iPhone Was Hacked

Posted December 29, 2008 at 1:16pm by iClarified · 13952 views
The iPhone Dev-Team has revealed how the iPhone was hacked in an hour long video presentation at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin.

This was the first time many of the team had met together offline and the video provides a very detailed explanation of the groups history and work.

Interestingly they note that at least 180 people with Apple corporate IPs update their phones using PwnageTool software on a regular basis

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Silvio - December 30, 2008 at 10:52pm
Very solid presentation in my opinion, concise and just enough information to explain the basics. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Well done, Dev Team.
Thomas - December 30, 2008 at 8:27am
@Steve – I commend your choice to step down. Jailbreaking does require a certain level of metal acuity and technical savvy. Look at the bright side, you’ll be able to channel all your rage into more the important areas of your life = ) Dev Team presentation is interesting and exciting. However, ominous feeling that this is bringing a close to this chapter. Hopefully, as always they have charted their new direction. Just wouldn’t be iPhone without the Dev Team. They have generated more interest and sold more iPhones than Apple could have ever dreamed. Without their support and selfless contributions we would have never truly actualized the amazing potential of this amazing device. Cheers to the Dev team for all they have done for iPhone and for all of us!
steve - December 31, 2008 at 8:23am
you mad re unlocking pointless too why wouls you buy a phone say off ebay costing more than 350 pounds then unlock it tonight you would have to purchase bolt on for the internet also credit the phone up every week too on a contract there everything is inclusive i suppose if your to young for a contract it be ideal for a kid the unlock only i have jailbroke my phone last night to prove a point yes i have proved it bia takes over 25 seconds to boot tv showking does not boot at all the whole phone in general slow down treacle speed with jailbreak be unjailbreaking today want my fast offical phone back today
Steve - December 29, 2008 at 1:26pm
Still all pointless when jailbreaking is so crap on 2.2 offical apps crash all the time hundreds a day unjailbrealing now cos it's so flawed
Rajiv - December 29, 2008 at 3:37pm
I'm sure there are others - like me - who've had little or no problems jailbreaking their iPhones (2Gs and 3Gs). Are you sure you were doing everything correctly? Were you using Cydia or Installer? I've had nearly zero problems jailbreaking since 1.1.3. Rajiv
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Visitor X - December 29, 2008 at 4:53pm
@Steve I would never jailbreak unless I had separate iphone just for that. note they even can not get presentation right and that strange English accent makes me wonder what they mean by "unlocking". I bet it is all lip service.
Flappy - December 30, 2008 at 5:03am
For the people complaining about the dev-team's problems during the presentation... These people are not sales people, they aren't executives, they are developers and hackers. I you don't know the difference then you clearly haven't been exposed to coders in the real world. Presentations are the very last thing that coders worry about, and most consider it a nuisance at best. And WRT the moron complaining about a weird English accent... What does that have to do with anything? Is there some rule which states that a developer or hacker needs to be a pimply faced kid sitting in his mom's basement in the US? If you you don't understand why they aren't releasing the full details of their software unlock, I suggest reading their blog and watch and really listen to the whole presentation. There are very real concerns about the hole being closed by Apple in short order, about whether or not it will work for all iPhone 3Gs around the world (there's an extra step they had to add for some European phones in order for it to work), and last but not least I think that they want to be given credit for their work before scams such as iphoneunlockuk decide to take the work done by the dev team and call it their own. This is what those scumbag scam artists do, take someone else's (often free) work, rebrand it, and sell it to people who don't know any better. There's a day left until they're supposed to release the unlock. Why not give them the benefit of the doubt and wait for it, and if they don't release it then start voicing your concerns over whether or not they're bluffing.
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