Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Apple Releases iOS 4.1 for iPhone, iPod touch

Apple has released their newest operating system update available for your iPhone 3G, 3GS or 4 via iTunes. Dubbed iOS 4.1, the new releases promises to fix performance issues with the iPhone 3G, proximity sensor issues with the iPhone 4 and Bluetooth bugs. In addition to these fixes users will get their hands on several of Apple latest features including the new Game Center, HDR photography, HD video uploads via YouTube over Wi-Fi, the option to rent TV shows from iTunes right on your phone and lets not forget of course the addition of the new Ping social network.

For the most part users will jump on the new update as you guys of course want the latest kool-aid Apple is serving up. But for those running a jailbroken phone the iPhone Dev Team is warning that you may want to stay away from the new update for now. iPhone Dev Team members posted a warning on their blog today advising anyone with a jailbroken iPhone, or anyone running the recently updated ultrasn0w unlock utility on an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 against updating to the new iOS 4.1 update.

The iOS 4.1 update kills the current jailbreak and unlock exploit for the what may be a short time or possibly the foreseeable future. iPhone Dev Team member @MuscleNerd tweeted earlier today "@pod2g got latest exploit just as 4.1 went public (lots of work left...keep away from 4.1 for now!)."

The Dev Team is apparently working with this new exploit to potential create a new jailbreak which may be dubbed 4.1.0 TinyUmbrella. For now however they are informaing users that "There’s currently no known way to revert your baseband — if you update your baseband you’ll lose the ultrasn0w unlock, possibly forever. Please stay away from this 4.1 release until a safe jailbreak procedure (which also preserves ultrasn0w) is developed and released."

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