Problem with Installer.app ? Want to know why?


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Posted on Monday February 18th, 2008 / 08:50

Prior to 1.1.3 firmware, everything was installed as, and ran as root. Now, with 1.1.3, we have multiple, competing, dissimilar jailbreak methods:

“Nate’s” jailbreak:

  • /var/mobile is a symbolic link to /var/root, which is owner:group root:wheel
  • Files installed under /var/mobile by Installer.app are created root:wheel
  • If you run “id” as mobile, you get: uid 0 (root), gid 0 (wheel), groups 0 (wheel)
  • Applications run as root

ZiPhone jailbreak:

  • /var/root is root:wheel
  • /var/mobile is mobile:wheel
  • Files installed under /var/mobile by Installer.app are created root:wheel
  • If you run “id” as mobile, you get: uid 501 (mobile), gid 501 (mobile), groups (501)
  • Applications run as mobile

“Official” jailbreak:

  • /var/root is root:wheel
  • /var/mobile is mobile:mobile
  • Files installed under /var/mobile by Installer.app are created root:mobile
  • If you run “id” as mobile, you get: uid 501 (mobile), gid 501 (mobile), groups (501)
  • Applications run as mobile

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