P0sixninja and iOPK took that stage at MyGreatFest earlier today to talk about the Chronic Dev Team and jailbreaking. Chronic Dev frontman Joshua Hill (p0sixninja) had some important announcements to make, including the news that the team has found a record breaking 5 new exploits for an iPhone 5 and iPad 2 jailbreak.

The Chronic Dev Team is ready to jailbreak the iPhone 5 with the new exploits that have been discovered, and the exploits already work on the iPad 2…

The exploits that the Chronic Dev Team have found can be patched by Apple in future iOS updates, as they are not hardware-level exploits. The good news about this type of exploit is that an updated bootrom in the iPhone 5 won’t compromise the jailbreak.

Since it’s a software-level exploit, the iPhone 5 running iOS 5 should be susceptible to what the Chronic Dev Team has cooking in the exploit department. Joshua himself said, “It’s a record breaking number of exploits found.” This news reflects what we’ve already heard that the Chronic Dev Team is actively working” on jailbreaking iOS 5.

Greenpois0n, developed by the Chronic Dev Team, was originally the only tool to provide a completely untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1. Key member of the Chronic Dev Team, P0d2g, has apparently found a new exploit for iDevices running the A4 processor (iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th gen, iPad 1st gen), including multiple exploits for the iPad 2 and presumably the iPhone 5.

Joshua said that the upcoming untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 will be the “most amazing jailbreak yet,” and, assumedly, the Chronic Dev Team will be able to push out an untethered jailbreak for the iOS 5 public launch. The Chronic Dev members will obviously need the iPhone 5 in their hands before they can actually test an untethered jailbreak, but a jailbreak for the iPhone 5 will most likely be released shortly after the device’s unveiling to the public.

When it comes to the Chronic Dev Team itself, Joshua noted that funding is a huge problem. The team is trying to expand, but additional funding will be needed to continue adding more hackers to the roster. At MyGreatFest, Joshua announced “Chronic Dev Team LLC.” The team is looking for more talented hackers, and bright things are definitely in store.

You can learn more about the Chronic Dev Team on the Greenpois0n website. The team’s keynote presentation from MyGreatFest is available to download for free here.

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  • MALdito

    I think they shouldnt talk too much about these things bcuz u never know whos listening.
    I think Jailbreak exploits should be like the bad guy from Harry Potter.
    You know, He who must not be na… Voldamort. Oops! Here comes Apple “Potter” with a patch!

    • Alex

      What are you talking about?

      • MALdito

        You know, honestly… I donno, I’m bored as hell, lol!

    • bhyubguihui

      who knows who they will mistakenly hire? Steve Jobs in disguise?

    • Brian

      It doesn’t matters, they are not saying HOW they will make it, just that they know how to.

  • OCD Steve Jobs

    i say wait a month or so before releasing the untethered jailbreak. give a chance for more people to grab an iphone. but regardless of what they do, they will find additional exploits even if all 5 of those are patched. we will always have a jailbreak. but i only care for the untethered ones.

    • fdxgncgfn

      Thats a great point because Apple may patch the exploits before anyone has a chance to buy it.

  • Daniel

    If that’s wha their talking about imagine what they really have!

  • itay

    for iPod touch 4 and iPhone 4 is going to out ios 5 jailbreak ?

  • stfudvs

    and just like that, no one cared about comex lol

    • fdxgncgfn

      he ditched us.its his own fault.

  • Clement

    Apple should make Jailbreak as an extra “customer service”
    I mean C’mon who dont ❤ jailbreak? What is wrong to Jailbreak my own device? Chronic Dev deserve donation, without their effort, no one can fully customize their own device

  • ic0dex

    I wonder if the Dev-Team have any exploits that they don’t wanna talk about. But I do think they have a Baseband thing fixed with the iPhone 3GS because here is hat @MuscleNerd tweeted today” @jntacid there’s a good reason to not release anything like downgrade that before iOS5 (though sometimes I think I overthink it!)” so think we should see a fix soon.

    • MALdito

      I was thinking about the baseband stuff the other too.
      What ever happend to the baseband downgrade that they talk about?
      Did they just stop working on it? But I guess I’ll have to wait a bit longer ‘:-\ .

      • ic0dex

        I think they have a fix but are waiting for iOS 5

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  • RilesPro

    How may donate to chronic dev and their efforts?

    Please include this information as they need our support.

    I imagine their site? Legitimate link?

  • ReanimationXP

    It would seem that a software exploit is in some ways better because a new bootrom won’t “fix” it, but this is misleading and the author is ultimately incorrect. Userland jailbreaks are NOT better. As soon as Apple corrects the hole, all phones sold from that point on are usually updated immediately unless the customer specifically asks the store employee not to. That means the lag time advantage that is usually there between when Apple deploys a new bootrom at the factory and when those phones actually hit stores is effectively eliminated. The patch is deployed immediately, resulting in fewer jailbreaks. This wasn’t a problem before SHSH’s were involved. Now it is.

    Bootrom “jailbroken-for-life” jailbreaks are and will always be the best. What the greenpois0n team has done is great, but I give geohot more praise for his amazing bootrom sploits.

    • Jeff

      They were saying that a bootrom exploit is better in this case because this way we know for a fact that the iPhone5 will be jailbreakable. And you are wrong about Apple updating the software of their device stock. New phones are shrinkwrapped and cannot be opened by any Apple employees for any reason. They do not update their current stock’s firmware so as long as there are still devices running an exploitable firmware they will remain exploitable until they run out of stock.

      • ReanimationXP

        No. Bootrom is always better. Have you ever actually bought a phone at the Apple store? Yes they are shrinkwrapped but they first thing they do when you actually BUY one is update and activate it. They unwrap it for you right there unless you specificially request that they don’t.

        Why would you ever say jailbreaking a device that requires a hardware update would ever be better than a software jailbreak that’s updated immediately and RELIES on people to know better than to update?

        Only a fool would think the last renders better results. With a hardware update, shrinkwrapped or having been used by someone, none of that matters anymore. All phones currently “out there” are jailbreakable, which will be far more than any that haven’t been updated and are still sitting on a shelf, HOPING to be bought by someone with some sense.

      • Nothing currently will jailbreak iPad 2 on 4.3.4 or 4.3.5.

  • Terrible idea to reveal this information IMO. Sure, they didn’t release any information about the actual exploits they’ve found, but they did reveal the exact number of exploits they have found so now Apple knows exactly how many holes they need to patch and I’m sure they will be overstaffing and working doubletime up until the public release of iOS5 to shut them now.

    They should have just waited until the firmware went public….

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  • babiloe

    If there ipad2 bootrom Exploit, I will donate for full speed jb development