iPhone Dev Team has announced earlier today that they won’t be releasing the jailbreak for iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone, iPod Touch or iOS 3.2.2 for iPad.
Apple released iOS 4.0.2 two weeks back, which fixed the security vulnerability in iOS 4 and iOS 4.0.1 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iOS 3.2.1 for iPad that was used by JailbreakMe – the web-based to jailbreak iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
iPhone Dev Team explained the reason for not releasing the jailbreak for iOS 4.0.2:
No, there won’t be. FW 4.0.2/3.2.2 was *only* released to fix the jailbreakme hole. With FW 4.1 still in its beta stages, it makes no sense to escalate the “cat & mouse” with Apple for FW updates that only fix the jailbreak holes. To quote WOPR, “the only winning move is not to play”.
If the cat & mouse game escalates too quickly, especially during beta FW periods, nobody but Apple benefits. For this reason, there won’t be a 4.0.2/3.2.2 jailbreak specifically during the period where 4.0.2/3.2.2 is the latest public release. At best, some future 4.1x FW jailbreak *may* be compatible with 4.0.2/3.2.2 (but don’t count on that).
Apple is expected to release iOS 4.1, which is currently in beta at the special event on September 1st so it makes sense to hold off releasing the jailbreak.
Luckily, iPhone 3G users and iPod Touch 2nd generation (non-MC version) can use Redsn0w (v0.9.5b5-5) to jailbreak iOS 4.0.2.
iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G users can checkout our step-by-step guide on how to jailbreaking iOS 4.0.1 using Redsn0w:
[via Dev Team’s blog]