Saturday, December 11, 2010

iOS Jailbreak Detection API Pulled From iOS 4.2.1.

#Apple #iOS 4.2.1 Sans #Jailbreak detection
Apple have apparently pulled the jailbreak detection code from the latest iOS update. The jailbreak detection was introduced about six months ago.
According to Network World, without explaining why Apple pulled the code, has yet mentioned that it has other methods of detecting jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, citing the same old song about iOS security  as the reason for not jailbreaking an iDevice. It is also playing the tune, that jailbreaking will void the warranty and could damage the iPhone. Well my iPhone is out of warranty and already broken? So am I free to Jailbreak? I will double check once I get my Google Nexus S :).
The code was a part of the Mobile Device Management (MDM) APIs was present since iOS 4.0 was released but it is absent or disabled from the iOS 4.2.
Jailbreaks themselves became a Jailbreak war when rival developers started known vulnerabilities at the same time giving Apple to shutdown those holes in the iOS, all at once.
But vendors who were using these APIs to detect jailbroken idevices without the help of the Apple API. Running a series deeper iOS call tests and when detected block or restrict those phones.
Network World


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