More developers spotted in the iOS 6 jailbreak effort

By , Jan 22, 2013

Absinthe2.0 Magnifying Glass

You’re probably familiar with two developers by the name of David Wang and Cyril Cattiaux, also known as PlanetBeing and pod2g. If you’re reading this, you’re likely waiting for them to release an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5. The good news is they’re not working on the jailbreak alone.

The iOS 6 jailbreaking effort seems to be picking up speed as other developers have begun contributing their own expertise to the movement. Here are the recent developments…

dream teamPictured: Nikias Bassen, David Wang, Cyril Cattiaux, and Joshua Hill, presenting at Hack In The Box 2012

First off, Nikias Bassen, the developer known as Pimskeks, has returned to security research and jailbreaking after taking time off to spend with his family. Along with Cattiaux and Wang, Bassen was part of the ‘Dream Team’ responsible for the Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak. Just yesterday the developer posted: “no time to rest, time to get something done!

Then there are other experts who are looking for exploits from other angles. For example, Joshua Drake, a security researcher and winner of DefCon 18’s ‘Capture The Flag’ hacker competition suggested looking for webkit exploits, the rendering engine behind Safari, and other developers asked whether or not an exploit in Safari would be viable. Joshua Hill, another developer behind the iOS 5 jailbreak, was quick to respond:

It wasn’t long before another security researcher replied:

Also, since we posted our last story about pod2g and PlanetBeing’s progress, it seems the developers have continued to make progress. Here’s a tweet pod2g posted on Monday:

While this all looks encouraging, keep in mind none of this means we’ll see a publicly released jailbreak in the immediate future. Even after when the jailbreak itself is finished, the developers are likely to hold off for testing and the final release of iOS 6.1.

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  • 4p0c4lyps3

    Keep up tha good work boys!!!

    • voyaflexel

      Im gonna kill that guy who disliked your comment!

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Lol. Trolls gonna troll, haters gonna hate.

      • http://www.iTechBlog.in/ taran

        Must be tim cook…;D

  • jose castro

    Good job people

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003172597133 Ecc Thanh

    I miss Cydia.

    • http://twitter.com/S_Lacertosa Stefano

      I can’t wait!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003172597133 Ecc Thanh

        Live normal. It will come some day. It seems longer when you wait.

      • Chuck Norris

        That’s because it takes longer if you wait.

      • http://twitter.com/x_rus_x Vitaliy Anonymous

        Coming from Chuck Norris :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/siggen Sigurd Bøe

        False, it takes the same amount of time if you wait or if you forget about it. If you are constantly aware about it, you will however be a sad panda until the time of release is upon us.

      • Chuck Norris

        *roundhouse*

  • Milad Khahil

    Very nice , can’t wait …
    My boring iphone 5 :(

  • Z3r0ViP

    4 people in the picture but 5 name… *scratch head*

    • http://twitter.com/MacphistoMr MrMacPhisto

      P0sixninja = Joshua Hill :)

      • Z3r0ViP

        Ohh I’m not good with names thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cidofarias Cido Ok

    Jailbreak iPad 2 6.0.1?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1659581606 Jacob Noah Wolin

      Not yet but I’m sure it’ll be supported

  • http://twitter.com/aomia syler

    That’s fine and all but when will iOS 6.1 be released and will apple do it now that they know they have a bug for jail breaking and are they looking for it to fix it in 6.1.

    • http://twitter.com/nAcolz Acolz

      So? Just stay on 6.0.1 and JB 6.0.1 if 6.1 jailbreak won’t come.

      • http://twitter.com/aomia syler

        Don’t you mean 6.0.2.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002136300838 Michael Hulet

        6.0.2 is only on the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini. If you have one, then yes. Otherwise, 6.0.1 is the latest version on the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4th Generation, iPod touch 5th Generation, iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad 4

      • http://twitter.com/aomia syler

        Cool. I did not know that. Thanks for the info bro.

  • Bren Miranda

    Edit on the caption, P0sixninja is Joshua Hill! haha.

  • pauleebe

    #DreamTeam … our jailbreak future is in good hands!

  • Latrese

    Lol it’s the progress articles that make the wait harder for me,,I think I’m gonna just stay away from IDB for awhile and come back when 6.1 is released. The wait is driving me nuts with my upgrade looming near…

  • http://twitter.com/lcp32 Officiallyme

    I miss sbsettings

  • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

    Uhm, where is P0sixninja in the picture, is he the Macbook? You listed five names and only 4 individuals are shown.

    Perhaps you meant:
    Nikias Bassen, David Wang, Cyril Cattiaux (P0sixninja) and Joshua Hill

    • http://twitter.com/FinestRocker Antonio Santos

      Cyril is Pod2G and Joshua Hill is p0sixninja

      • http://Michaelschnier.tumblr.com Michael Schnier

        That’s correct. I’m not sure how that typo got in there; he’s wearing the greenpois0n shirt and everything.

  • basiq

    Just keep an iOS 5.1.1 device ;) iPad 3, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4th, all running 5.1.1 =D Thanks to you guys though! Dying for the new JB! Want the new iTouch!

  • Denmark

    Take my hat off.
    Big respect to all who work for no profit. Some times respect is better then money.
    Good luck to Pod2g ( good EU Mann )

    • Falk M.

      The profit will be a boosted career.

      Cracking open a device used by dozens of millions of people that’s developed by the biggest tech company of this planet.

      BEST. FLIPPING. CV. EVER.

    • http://twitter.com/burlow burlow

      They technically do it for no profit, but through donations they rake in a lot of money. These guys are probably set for at least a few years.

  • Kurt

    i just want to jailbreak the ipad 5. iphone 5, i dont care as i dont have and i wont be getting it. but ill be getting that ipad 5 most likely. hopefully it will be released in march as some rumors are pegging the date.

  • http://twitter.com/monster_hazardo Roger Riekki

    so pumped to have my iPad 2 jailbroken again!

  • notewar

    Out of the context…i want the old Appstore for my iphone 5T_T

    • DroidDoesnt_2

      Me too! Don’t like the new App Store setup at all…

  • Toon

    i’m also fan of JB really hope that they are close..

  • Abbe J

    God this guys are amazing, we thank you all

    And i miss cydia so much

  • rajiv

    iphone 5 jailbreak is just going to be stunning

  • Liam Mulcahy

    Woohoo!