The folks behind the popular iPhone jailbreaking application PwnageTool have released a video which shows a demo of a jailbroken iOS4.1 running on an iPod Touch 4G. This new jailbreak technique is based on the SHAtter’ exploit. This exploit was developed’ by @pod2g, a former member of the Chronic Dev Team, which was originally found by @p0sixninja. This exploit is a low-level one which means that a simple firmware update from Apple won’t be enough to patch this exploit.
Below is the video of an iPod Touch 4G running a jailbroken iOS4.1 -:
The SHAtter’ exploit will also iPhone 4 users to update their firmware while preserving their baseband and carrier unlock. In their blog post, the iPhone Dev-Team has also confirmed that they are already working on faster jailbreaking tools for the iTouch family.
The iPhone-Dev Team did not mention any timeframe within which they will release the updated version of PwnageTool. So iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G users running on iOS4.1 need to be patient until then.