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GeoHot Addresses PurpleRa1n Jailbreak for iPhone OS 3.0.1

GeoHot Addresses PurpleRa1n Jailbreak for iPhone OS 3.0.1

Posted August 3, 2009 at 11:45pm by iClarified
GeoHot has posted in regards to the compatibility of the PurpleRa1n jailbreak with iPhone OS 3.0.1.

Currently, it doesn't work, and I don't plan to ever make it work. Apple changed the kernel from 3.0 to 3.0.1, and I patch the kernel in a very specific spot. I code to make things simple, hacky, and fast. Dev codes to make things proper, slow, and complicated; redsn0w works OOTB. I could imagine a tool that takes the best of both worlds. No reason you need to push buttons or give the jailbreak program an ipsw; you can still write something generic that'll work on every device and version. And be fast. But I'm too lazy to write it.

Someone enterprising out there could probably fix it, it's just the kernel patches that are in the wrong place. Exploit and 99% of payload will work fine. But otherwise, purplera1n RIP. It was really more proof of concept to show whats possible; same thing with purplesn0w.

If I do another tool release, it'll hit the ipt3 and ra1nydayless 3GS. Told you I had more holes.

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Lol. - August 4, 2009 at 4:16am
More holes heh. He wanted Apple to patch the 'only' hole beforehand so that only he knew of these other two holes. It's like he wants to be the 'last' and 'only' hope for the unlocking and jailbreaking of the iPhones and using laziness as an excuse to sit out for now. Pffft, Dev-Team all the wayyy (:
manny - August 4, 2009 at 5:04am
It nevr rains, but it pours!
ricekake - August 4, 2009 at 8:53am
I never used it but it all sounded incomplete...cydia with no winterboard? So I waited for the slow but complete dev team. Im so glad I did.
Promo - August 4, 2009 at 7:39pm
Madcow, when you say Purplera1n worked, do you mean on the 3.0 or the 3.0.1 os?
Jay - August 4, 2009 at 8:02pm
Umm...as I recall, the dev-team also released a jailbreak for 3.0. So what is your point in blaming him? I don't dislike any of the sides. But I kinda like GeoHotz side of things and his attitude. Sometimes you have to do your own damn thing. Can't blame the guy. Big ups to both sides, because without them, we probably wouldn't have jailbreaken phones. ;)
Ricekake - August 4, 2009 at 9:58pm
Madcow I don't understand the need to insult me. I simply said I'm glad I didnt get it and that I waited. Why the need to be so insulting?
madcow - August 5, 2009 at 12:23pm
Promo I was referring to 3.0 ricekake, I've seen a lot of people saying (mistakingly too) that purplera1n and winterboard don't work when they clearly do. Winterboard was updated to work with 3.0 the within hours prior to redsn0w being released. So many people mistook redsn0w for fixing winterboard when that is not the case. It's a flawless execution. It's sad to me that people will read your comment and take it for it's full value thinking it's flawed. It takes credit away from geohot when he clearly deserves a lot more.
RedRum - August 5, 2009 at 7:07pm
i don't really understand you guys fighting over little things. as we all know that whoever jailbreak and unlock the iphone knows what is best and i am sure they do the very best and fix everythings when there is bugs. so guys instead of all these talk why not give them a BIG THANX and not fill up with all silly talk and let ppls see what have to be done in order to fix the bugs. sorry guys if i am kinda of rude here but i am very thankful to everyone who make all these happen. Thanx again guys keep up the good works.
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