Apple’s New iOS Has Already Been Jailbreaked



/ 2 years ago

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Even though Apple’s iOS 9 is touted to be the most secure and advanced operating system for the iPhone to date, a well-known hacker has managed to jailbreak it before its official release. To be fair, the hacker in question is iH8snow, who’s widely known for his iOS jailbreaking skills. He has released a new YouTube video in which he presents the very first untethered jailbreak for iOS 9. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, an untethered jailbreak does not require the iPad or iPhone to be plugged into a PC or a Mac when it is booted, which makes things considerably more convenient for the user.

This “proper jailbreak” has been described as “dirty and hacky” by its creator, who also stated that it will work perfectly fine on the iOS 9.1 beta. However, if you were planning on getting your hands on it, you’re out of luck for now, as iH8snow does not plan to release the software to the public. Still, the video is proof that an untethered jailbreak for the new OS could be developed at any time, which means that other people might create their own versions of the software and release it eventually.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtBqkj7RsFo

Thank you Econotimes for providing us with this information.



Comments

3 Responses to “Apple’s New iOS Has Already Been Jailbreaked”
  1. Marek Bujko says:

    Worth noting, iOS 9+ 64bit iDevices now enforce a checksum on __TEXT/DATA.const regions of the kernel through the use of TrustZone. Modifying said sections will cause the device to panic (either at kernel or EL3 will force a reboot if the kernel refused to gracefully panic). Essentially, it’s KPP (Kernel Patch Protection).

    Please read description 🙂

  2. Marek Bujko says:

    Worth noting, iOS 9+ 64bit iDevices now enforce a checksum on __TEXT/DATA.const regions of the kernel through the use of TrustZone. Modifying said sections will cause the device to panic (either at kernel or EL3 will force a reboot if the kernel refused to gracefully panic). Essentially, it’s KPP (Kernel Patch Protection).

    Please read description 🙂

  3. michael blochberger says:

    *jailbroken, not jailbreaked.

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