Thursday, January 24, 2008

iPod touch 1.1.3 jailbroken

Free iPod Touch - Your FREE iTouch resource for tutorials, t... The iPod Touch 1.1.3 firmware has been jailbreaked or jailbroken or hacked, whichever term you prefer! Unfortunately the jailbreak will NOT come out until February, when the official SDK comes out. Here are details on the jailbreak: - It does require opening up your iPod Touch and playing with the hardware - The hacking teams claim that they discovered the code "LittleBear" when they decrypted the firmware - An Official SDK will be released sometime in February - A lot of applications still won't be able to work in the jailbreak - may not work, and may not work either Unfortunately this Jailbreak does have a lot of downsides. Fortunately the SDK for the iPod Touch or iPhone is coming out next month, so we can look forward to that. With the new SDK, the hacking community will be able to solve a lot of problems like adding flash to the iPod Touch, adding line rider to iPod Touch, and more.
I think that's ridiculous. This is becoming a really stupid battle between Apple and the hackers. Now, Apple has the nerve to charge $20 fucking dollars for five applications that should be included for free in the new update anyway (applications being Mail, Google Maps, Weather, Notes and Stocks). Or, preferably without the update, considering updating makes the jailbreak useless, as far as I'm concerned. I'm not about to open up my iPod and start fucking around with the innards. Apple needs to get a fucking life and come to terms with the fact that no amount of updating is going to stop hackers from getting what they want from their technology (yes, the technology that they dished out the money for). At this time, I am currently looking for a weather and notes application for my jailbroken (1.1.1) iPod touch. The huge downside to the is the fact that you cannot search for applications. It would be so unbelievably easy if I could just enter "weather" into a search box, and have all relevant applications come up. I would then be able to choose which one suits my needs best. The moral of the story: I wish Apple would just give up trying (and failing) to stop the installation of 3rd party applications. If they did, everyone's life would be easier.

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