The Dev Team wrote a blog post this morning telling they are working on a fix for iPhone 2G and iPod Touch 1G who were left out of yesterday’s iOS update. Apple released iOS 4.0.2 to fix a PDF security hole that was used by JailbreakMe to jailbreak the iPhone. This security glitch could have also been exploited by malicious softwares, which explains why Apple was so quick to release a fix for it.

The problem is Apple completely denied support for older models like the original iPhone and iPod Touch. Even though Apple acknowledges the severity of the holes, they didn’t deem it necessary patching them on these older iDevices.

This is where the Dev Team steps in. The jailbreak community had already developed a quick fix (PDF Loading Warner) but it was more of a safety net than anything else. According to the Dev Team, “Saurik has been burning the midnight oil coding a Cydia package that will fix the holes for all devices and all firmware versions (even going back to version 2.x!).”

UPDATE: PDF Patch is available in Cydia for free.

The fix will go through a short testing period and will then be available for download in Cydia. As I said earlier, JailbreakMe highlights the irony of jailbreaking. Apple has always claimed jailbreaking could expose your iPhone to safety risks. Today it proves that jailbreaking your iPhone is the best way to keep your iPhone safer, as Apple won’t do it if you’re still using an older iPhone or iTouch.

What do you think?

  • Dadditude

    Just another example of the high caliber talent and devotion on the part of the dev team. Kudos to those guys, BIG TIME!

  • Burge

    It’s already in cydia

  • Z

    Apple – strike three!

    • Jacky

      Is that mean they r “out”?

  • Miau

    So the Cydia patch is no longer causing issues to the clock? I haven’t jailbroken my phone…am a bit hesitant because of security issues and I’m afraid to mess up my phone but it seems as if is doing good!

  • Turbo

    I used jailbreakme to jailbreak last nite 🙂

  • Whats new in this version besides the fact of the patch?

  • One thing is obvious that the resources of a company doesn’t make it best at everything! Talent do matter!!

  • iTtOoDdDd

    I have firmware 4.0.2 and the mc model I need to jailbreak any help????

  • Dom

    Can they update the jailbreakme software were i can do it cause i have 4.0.2

  • How do I get to this fix so I can jailbreak again

  • Ttch

    I had 4.0.2 I can’t jail break with jailbreakme could someone help me out

  • Matt

    Dude.. can’t work on version 4.0.2. Apple made the firmware to stop jailbreak me. So if u have upgraded to 4.0.2 , then you have to downgrade which is a little complicated now apple won’t sign the signatures..