A few moments ago we surprised with a new video from the iPhone dev-team, The dev-team confirmed that the SHAtter exploit was enough to convince the iPod touch 4G to restore to a custom IPSW created specifically for this model. As you know the SHAtter exploit was developed by Pod2g (ex-Chronic dev). Dev-team also confirmed that the team is hard at work bringing us a brand new tool to make use of the exploit.
In the meantime, we’ve put @pod2g’s exploit into a beta version of PwnageTool to test the waters. The SHAtter exploit was enough to convince the iPod touch 4G to restore to our custom IPSW. The successful result is shown below! It’s all working: customized Preferences to show battery percentage, Cydia, root shell…the works!
Although PwnageTool was a useful first test of a full iPod 4G jailbreak via SHAtter, it’s really overkill compared to the faster tools being developed. Its main use in PwnageTool will be for those with iPhone4’s, to allow updates while preserving the baseband and ultrasn0w carrier unlock. In any event, this is another exciting time for iPhone and iPod touch users…the cat and mouse game continues!
Thanks to the union between PwnageTool and Shatter to run the jailbreak on iPod Touch 4G, however there is no ETA (estimate to arrival), but we can say that we are really close to the first release of the new tool to jailbreak iOS 4.1. As usual we will keep you tuned with any immediate updates.