Chronic Dev Team member @pod2g has been a busy man lately. Just a little over a week ago he unveiled a YouTube video showcasing the latest version of GreenPois0n, which is an untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 4.2.1.

Not one to rest on his laurels, the iPhone hacker tweeted yesterday that he’s uncovered yet another exploit.

This latest exploit will also allow for a future untethered jailbreak, as the cat and mouse game between Apple and the jailbreak community carries on…

To the benefit of all who enjoy jailbreaking, the hacking community has been pretty good about coordinating the releases of any exploits.

Releasing more than one exploit into the wild at once gives Apple the upper hand since they could essentially kill two birds with one stone with their next update. Apple has fixed the previous kernel exploit in their upcoming iOS 4.3 firmware.

By holding on to their exploits, and playing their cards at the right time, jailbreakers tend to have something saved for a rainy day.

What do you think about the jailbreak community’s efforts thus far?

Thanks to msxy for the tip.

[iClarified]

  • JOEYOGC

    I think they are doing it right I feel for those who updated their iphone even after being told not to

  • Fojam

    What would I do with my iPod if it wasn’t jailbroken?

  • Ale Sanchez

    soo can i update now to 4.2.1 and jailbreak with greenpois0n??

  • Hmmm

    Some of u people are so stupid. Does this blog SAY its ok to update to 4.2.1 and have untethered jailbreak??? No, it merely states an exploit has been found. Please read and understand what you are reading BEFORE you start posting these questions. I know your anxious for an untethered jb. We all are. But posts like these are wasting our time. These devs are busting their butts for us and most of us are so ungrateful all we can do is bug the hell outa them. Asking these stupid questions over and over again will not make it happen any faster. PLEASE WAIT FOR THE “OFFICIAL” word that an untethered jailbreak has been released. It will be here when it gets here. Enough already!!!

    • Deep Breath

      Chill

    • DomPerignon

      Agree with you 100%, but they are not only stupid but retarded, lazy and iOS illiterate.

      • Gary

        There’s no reason to use the word “retarded”, Dom.

    • ???

      So is that a yes or no.

  • Thanks so much dev team. !!!

    • Art

      There not the Dev Team you retard. It’s the Cronic Dev Team.

      • Gary

        I’m insulted by your ignorant use of the word “retard”.

      • It’s “Chronic” you dumb bitch. 🙂

      • Pam

        it’s THEIR, not there.

      • Pam

        I can’t even correct you right. It’s They’re 😛

      • Hmmm

        They’re there their it doesnt really matter you get the point. There are those of us who know how extremely hard these devs (any of them) work to give us something for free that yes it makes the use of the iphone more enjoyable but it isnt a must. If you wanted a phone that you could use with any carrier maybe you shouldnt have gotten an iphone. Until recently the iphone was made in the US for AT&T only. Out of the goodness of their hearts the devs found exploits that allow people who dont have AT&T to be able to use the iphone with their carrier. They found exploits to make the use of the iphone better than what apple allows us to have. I’m sorry for those of you that bought an iphone with the expectation that you automatically DESERVE something that just wasnt possible at the time you bought your phone. Maybe you should have thought about that BEFORE you spent all that money on a phone that you can’t use. I for one am just happy that I research before I spend a ton of money on a phone and before I update iOS without a decent jailbreak. Not to sound condescending but, kinda serves you right.

  • Drew

    i dont understant what that picture means lol

    • DomPerignon

      The picture is showing controllable registers.

      • DomPerignon

        More specifically controllable registers of an untethered vulnerability.

  • Angelo

    Great News!

  • Yasser

    All these rumored JBs, cant wait!

  • Art

    I miss the 1.1.2 days and the 3.1.3. I wish our iPhone 4’a where made back then with all the cool stuff in them. Back the no one fought I have this exploit and I have this tweak. It was just a great community back then. Now all the hacker are fight with each other.

    • Shrike1978

      They fought then too, it just wasn’t as visible. 1.1.3/1.1.4 days was Zibri vs the world after Zibri stole the ramdisk hack from the Dev Team, and then wrote a dangerous, potentially wifi breaking unlock method into his implementation. 2.x was everyone griping at the Dev Team about not having an unlock for the 3G yet. 3.x was Geohot vs the Dev Team, each releasing (wasting) different exploits. It looks dysfunctional now, but the reality is that there has never been a better time for communication between different groups and preservation of exploits.

  • Hmmm

    Right now if only these embeciles will just leave the dev team or chronic dev team (whichever team) alone so they can do what they do best…..help us out with untethered jb. I’m surprised they don’t just say screw it and just forget it. All these jokers think about is themselves and not this amazing thing that we common folk have no clue about….which is doing what they (devs) love to do….help us out…..which for the life of me dont understand why they continue to do for us when all they ever get is bitching and moaning from ungrateful people. I’m patiently waiting because I know good things come to those who wait. Devs you are doing an awesome job. I know its hard to concentrate and work hard when all you hear is when when when.

  • adnan

    Some of u people are so stupid. Does this blog SAY its ok to update to 4.2.1 and have untethered jailbreak??? No, it merely states an exploit has been found. Please read and understand what you are reading BEFORE you start posting these questions. I know your anxious for an untethered jb. We all are. But posts like these are wasting our time. These devs are busting their butts for us and most of us are so ungrateful all we can do is bug the hell outa them. Asking these stupid questions over and over again will not make it happen any faster. PLEASE WAIT FOR THE “OFFICIAL” word that an untethered jailbreak has been released. It will be here when it gets here. Enough already!!!

    • Hmmm

      So……u quoted me with no comments of your own? Hmmm musta been awesome comment on my part

  • MDS

    I wonder when jailbreaking and unlocking will no longer be possible.

    • Shrike1978

      It’s impossible to write a 100% secure software system. Maybe it will eventually become so difficult as to not be worth it, but I doubt it. Hackers do it for the challenge, and the more challenging it is, the more it will call to them.

    • Hmmm

      It will always be possible just maybe not easy. Already apple is taking jailbreak community lead and giving options that jbers have already been implementing from the start. Look at all they have given is it really anything new that jb doesnt already provide. Its just a matter of time when jb will be moot cuz apple already provides. They already have verizon on board …who’s next. All the devs hard work and apple gives it slowly with each update. I feel bad for ALL devs who bust their butt with little to no thanks from some of these people. I mean really do they have to do this for us?? No they do it for themselves and out of the kindness of their hearts share with the rest of us. Which i cant speak for all but some of us TRUELY appreciate all they do for us

  • doug sinton

    before we all start turning on each other, what about people in my position, bought a brand new iphone 4 with ios 4.2.1 factory installed, it was ok because back in december the release date was christmas, wait then the 30th lol, how bugs did the beta version have in them, broken bluetooth, broken cydia, broken ipod functionality, even broken safari, what does a wifi icon even matter, welcome to the real world, yes they are doing it for free and for our benefit but thats the way the world is, we are simply frustrated with the tethered requirement, yes I chose to install the tethered jb but I too am becoming frustrated, it is becoming very apparent that the wifi icon has nothing to do with the delay, if its a lets wait til the new ios is relesed first then just say it and quit showing videos and giving soon timeframes, they are also doing it to themselves. we would respect that.

  • Hmmm

    Yeah, but the thing is, there are at least 3 different people working on an untethered jailbreak. GeoHot, Chronic Dev Team and iPhone Dev Team (that I know of). Each one releases updates and progress. So I guess it WOULD be confusing to some who JUST want an untethered JB and do not care WHERE it comes from. Because we have 1 group telling us 1 day, then another group telling us another day then another group telling us another day then 1 group announces delay then a totally different group reschedules another release day……confusing, yes. But they all are only human and their desire to “crack the code” so to speak is so great, that sometimes they may overlook important exploits or codes that aren’t found until right before a release is announced so then they have to delay. It isn’t like they do this stuff on purpose to punish us all or to be jerks or to be mischievous. They really are trying. I don’t blame them for wanting the release to be perfect. I would too, if I were as smart as they are.