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Anti-jailbreak BlackBerry PlayBook patch cracked in one day

updated 09:35 am EST, Wed December 7, 2011

RIM patch proves ineffective versus DingleBerry

RIM's attempt to stomp out jailbreaking proved ineffective early Wednesday. Less than a day after posting a 1.0.8.6067 update to cover the security exploit used to open up the OS, a version 2.1 beta update for the DingleBerry root has come to get around the patch. Users have to install the crack before they apply the patch, but they just need to run a single command-line task to get root-level access.

The quick turnaround shows that RIM has some time to go before it claim to have mostly locked down security for the PlayBook. Although jailbreaks on iOS often come quickly, Apple's experience with patching the holes used by jailbreakers has meant that they usually take longer to find, especially on relatively new devices.

A patch for the new exploit is likely to follow, although RIM hasn't outlined plans so far. In its current form, the jailbreak is mostly used to get around blocks on Hulu and other sites that check for mobile devices. [via DingleBerry co-developer Chris Wade]



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