iPhone 1.2 Spotted in the Wild – iPhone Dual boot, Project Pwnage Coverage
The beta firmware limited to the chosen few is already in the wild. A guy from hackint0$h has it and he tried installing it too! He got this error while trying to activate, a lot stricter activation.
The news is so scarce about the restrictions imposed on the beta firmware but after the recent news from iPhone Devs Jailbreaking and Unlocking iPhone 1.2 beta really strengthens our hopes of seeing the iPhone in its full glory way before June ’08; the official launch date for the much coveted firmware. Just imagine the enterprise level access to the iPhone 2.0 features alongside installer.app applications – the best of both worlds!
iPhone Devs were not mum the past few months, they worked on a dual boot solution on the iPhone way before today’s announcement! Just imagine running 2 different firmwares in the same iPhone!!
Project Pwnage does much more than displaying a mere logo on the startup screen! It further enables the hackers/consumers to cook their own firmware versions with the best features (embedding your fav apps, jailbreaking/unlocking support built in) and lot more! We have seen this (cooking ROMs) a lot in Windows Mobiles area and now we can see it on the iPhone soon.
Check some pictures of the leaked firmware from iClarified.
I will post a link to the 1.2 beta firmware file here once it is proven to be safe for consumer level consumption! Until then, follow hackint0$h closely for updates