Since the last post our team, Unrevoked, has managed to go through about 4 different manors in which to execute our exploit in order to find a safe and reliable way to accomplish the hack without giving away what we are doing. In the end, we released a update.zip payload that manages to S_OFF the device natively from the radio without needing to hack a hboot or have other dangerous things.
XDA-Developers forum has gone downhill quite a bit, in just less than 12 hours after our release post they managed to completely remove our thread due to “unrelated” posts from others in our thread instead of just cleaning them up. Of course this prompted me to ask some questions which did/didn’t go over too well based on how you look at it. Needless to say I have not posted at XDA since and don’t know if I ever will again. The other team members may pick up where I left off, that remains to be seen.
Attacking the new 2.2 release is proving difficult. While there might be a few things to look at here and there, HTC has considerably closed up the holes they became so good at handing to us. We will want to wait for the incredibly official release before anything specific will come out regardless.
GSM security off has proven much more difficult than the cdma counterpart and we currently have not released any support for s_off’ing those devices.