Alloc8 Bootrom Exploit Forever Jailbreaks the iPhone 3GS – Here Are the Details
If you have an iPhone 3GS, then you will be pleased to learn that your device has been jailbroken forever thanks to the new alloc8 bootrom exploit.
Alloc8 Bootrom Exploit Allows Anyone to Jailbreak the iPhone 3GS Untethered… Forever
Released back in June of 2009, the iPhone 3GS is intense legacy hardware which Apple does not support at all. But a few users still cling on to the smartphone as it gets the job done in certain key areas. Today, those users will be pleased to learn that their device has been forever jailbroken using a brand new alloc8 bootrom exploit, that too untethered.
The alloc8 bootrom exploit is compatible with the iPhone 3GS with new bootrom, meaning that it joins the ranks of devices with old bootrom that were forever jailbroken using the 24Kpwn exploit.
alloc8 brings freedom to millions of iPhone 3GS devices, forever, by exploiting a powerful vulnerability in function malloc in the bootrom. Both revisions of iPhone 3GS bootrom are vulnerable, but old bootrom is also vulnerable to 24Kpwn, which is faster than alloc8.
Since the exploit sits at a bootrom level, this means that Apple cannot patch it at all, until or unless the company goes nuts and releases a refreshed iPhone 3GS overnight to fix the issue overnight, something which it will definitely not do. Still, this is great news if you want to go beyond the realms of the stock firmware and into the world of jailbreaking, increasing functionality every step of the way.
The tool, called ipwndfu, has been released over at GitHub which users can utilize to liberate their devices. Users will find all the necessary details and instructions on how to get up to speed as well. If you have an iPhone 3GS lying around at home, then I highly recommend giving it the jailbreak treatment immediately.
Last but not the least, it should be worth mentioning here that the tool is currently in beta, and the developer behind it goes on to state that it can potentially brick your device if not used properly. So please, make sure what you are getting into. If you badly want to jailbreak but haven’t before, then it’s best to source a friend or family member who is good at such things.