The Dev Team/geohot smackdown over bragging rights to jailbreaking iOS 4.1 just got leapfrogged by a self-described "Neurosurgeon & iPhone Baseband hacker."
Sherif Hashim announced on Twitter that he has busted not one, but two key basebands (05.14.02 and 2.10.04) — which means he can unlock not only iOS 4.1, but the yet-to-be-released iOS 4.2. The key Tweets are:
Again, these exploits probably won't hit the streets until 4.2 does. On the other hand, it may give home jailbreakers pause, especially those contemplating having a go with geohot's limera1n, which breaks but does not unlock.
In any event, the hacking community has been put on notice: there's a (wait for it!) new "Sherif" in town.