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iPhone iOS 4.1 update can still be jailbroken

Dev-Team currently working on a fix for the iOS 4.1 update

Apple's 'cat and mouse' game with the iPhone jailbreaking community continues, despite security fixes introduced with the latest Apple iOS 4.1 update.

Jailbreaking is a process that allows iPhone, iPod touch and Apple iPad users to customise their devices, add third party apps not approved by Apple, and install pirated apps.

Dev-Team, responsible for various jailbreaking tools, are currently working on a fix for the iOS 4.1 update. "Please stay away from this 4.1 release until a safe jailbreak procedure (which also preserves ultrasn0w) is developed and released," the team note in a blog post.

One member, pod2g has posted a fix for the update on Twitter and confirms the hack will also work with Apple's latest iPod touch. Hackers claim, Apple will not be able to stop jailbreaking until they make significant hardware changes.

Introduced on Wednesday, iOS 4.1 adds a range of new features including high dynamic range photography, a Game Center social gaming service, Ping integration and the ability to upload HD video to YouTube and MobileMe from your iPhone. iOS 4.2 will follow in November, and include support for the iPad.

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