p0sixninja reveals plans for ‘openjailbreak’

By , Jun 30, 2013

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A few days ago, Joshua Hill, better known as iOS hacker p0sixninja, sent out a cryptic message from his Twitter account saying that he has a lot of amazing things coming soon. He didn’t say what it was, but he advised to ‘think bigger than a jailbreak.’

Today, though, Hill elaborated on his project with the following message: “Ok, I hate redsn0w, I hate sn0wbreeze, and I hate 6.1.3. I’m ready to get this #openjailbreak off the ground.” What is ‘openjailbreak,’ you ask? We’ll tell you right after the fold…

 

According to iFans’ Joe Rossignol, who says he spoke with p0sixninja about the project, ‘openjailbreak’ will be an open source jailbreak repository managed by a team led by Hill. Surenix is said to be working on developing the website for the whole thing.

“Essentially it’s going to be a repository of open source jailbreak components that I created over the years,” claims Hill. “So much of my code has been hacked up and incorporated into other projects, it’s becoming very fragmented. There’s no central repository to maintain all this code, to allow other developers to submit patches or help layout a roadmap for what new features and abilities will be added in the future.”

Joe goes on to say that Hill told him “this is just a small part of an ultimate plan.” He doesn’t say what that means exactly, but there has been speculation that p0sixninja has a bootrom exploit—a low-level system exploit with far-reaching jailbreak capabilities.

Whatever he’s working on, it must be big. Hill has been talking about it for months now, saying back in March that he had discovered enough exploits for a new jailbreak. And it’s probably not a coincidence that Ryan Petrich tweeted this out earlier tonight.

After being extremely involved in the creation of jailbreaks like Greenpois0n and Absinthe, p0sixninja has been somewhat quiet on the jailbreak front in recent months. But there’s no question he’s a talented hacker, so we can’t wait to see what he has cooked up.

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  • TeddyBearStand

    So…

    • Imahottguy

      Lol!!!

      “Mom, Robert, we think it would be very prudent if you- can we make our beds into bunk beds??”

      “So…?”

      “I’m not making myself clear; I. Don’t. Give a F&$%!”

      “So…?”

      • TeddyBearStand

        Love that movie

      • Max Kas

        So good

  • Ricky

    Great! A5-A6 bootroom explor hahaha i wish…

  • Kurt

    I don’t think he has a bootrom exploit. When he said think bigger than a jailbreak, he was referring to bigger than a jailbreak of ONE firmware, he’s talking about open sourcing it that will help to make future jailbreaks better and have more people involved. This is will for all firmwares from now on. Hence bigger than a jailbreak.

    Over hyped on his part. Plus iFans blows. But glad they finally got some news of their own to share.

    • Imahottguy

      It’s hard to say whether or not he has the holy grail; I would be quite surprised if he pulls a “one more thing…” a la Apple. It sounds, imo of course, like he has exploits and is confident that they won’t be patched in the GM. That would be quite epic, bootrom or not.

      How cool would it be though if he was holding such a card up his sleeve!!

      • Kurt

        I’d love to see iOS 7 jailbroken right out of the gate like iOS 4.

      • momerathe

        might be prudent to wait for 7.1. There’s going to be bugs in 7.0, it’s inevitable with a release this size; let Apple fix the worst of them before burning your exploits.

      • Kurt

        It’s possible. Let’s hope for the best for the GM and if all is good, then let’s jailbreak 7.0.

        iOS 7=gorgeous

      • onebyone_

        agree with you.

      • batongxue

        Who would not?
        Maybe Tim Cook. LOL

  • Blaqheart

    Praying to the jailbreak gods….please be ready for release within a month of iOS7.

    • Mohammad Ridwan

      So we can get rid of those mind-numbing, spirit-crushing, eye-aching Fugly, Inconsistent, Confusing icons…

      • Philipp Steigler

        I’m using iOS 7 Beta now since it’s release and from that day on I like the Icons more and more every day ;)

  • batongxue

    So excited about the Ultimate Plan.

  • kadir

    What is the jailbreak world without p0sixninja?

  • Taf Khan

    Potentially the next jailbreak could be the most popular ever… Bring it on ppl…

  • JomanJi

    iOS big progress = JB big progress :)

  • Arampe

    Maybe it’s bigger than a jailbreak , it’s his own firmware , redesigned with what the jailbreak community wants , no holes barred , think bigger ?

    • 4p0c4lyps3

      Lol, no holes barred!

  • http://WorldstarHipHop.com/ Joshua Jones Makaveli

    IDC what he will do if I get jailbreaks im good.

  • anom

    I think he is going to create new OS to replace iOS on your phone… :) hehehee………

    • Frozen Bee .GFKS

      well,dont know if it will be good thing(stability,support,etc..)

  • Singed

    I’d love to have an early iOS 7 jailbreak (about a month or so after the release) but I would love it even more if it jailbroke 6,13 :|

    • XboxOne

      no you were careless to update to iOS 6.1.3 now wait like the rest of the idiots that updated.

      • diggitydang

        You can’t call people careless idiots for being on 6.1.3/4… I had a hardware shortage and Apple replaced my i5 with one on 6.1.3… I totally get where Signed is coming from and I wish I had my JB back but totally understand that they can’t burn the exploits.

      • Nipasaurus

        No wonder the person named XboxOne is a troll :D

      • blacky

        What a dumbass

      • XboxOne

        Look at these 2 butthurts throwing a fit because they updated like stupid bitches :D

      • Ben Thorne

        My 4S came with 6.1.3 so i had no choice. I was pissed. I went to jailbreak it as soon as I got home and realized they had already upgraded the software. SO DUMB!

  • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

    The idea is great, but on the other hand, I think Open Jailbreak will make Apple more aware of their exploits and fix them even more faster… :/

    Now if they wanna make their own firmware, with a new “appstore” and firmware activated by them… that’s another story…and a BIG ONE.

    • Imahottguy

      What do you mean? Apple definitely has people that monitor the jailbreak/hacking/security scene as far as security exploits are concerned. The idea of an “Open Jailbreak” being one that integrates all past and future tools into one is great. I can’t imagine that a more centralized utility would make Apple patch vulnerabilities any faster. Their response is likely related to how simple or intricate the security breach is. If it is something like a userland level exploit, a la jailbreakme, there is a greater chance that the average users’ data could be compromised via a malicious site or compromised network. Therefore a fix would be released relatively quickly. If it is something that involves having to get into DFU mode followed by x, y and z, it is still a threat, but would not potentially affect as many users thus a release may take a bit more time while they include more bug fixes in the incremental update.

      TL;DR: Apple will patch jailbreaks no matter what. The amount of time is not related to the popularity of the tool used.

  • mohamed

    somthing like jailbreak me for ios 7-6-5-4-3-2-1

  • Philipp Steigler

    Hill is awesome.
    Like one year ago he told us to stop with jailbreak stuff and now he’s back with this amazing new big project!
    #jailbreaktwopointzero

    • Brian Kieffer

      This isn’t Twitter. Cut it out with the hashtags!

      • Philipp Steigler

        Trolololol!? :)

  • ousstanding

    The best thing that happened to Jailbreak since Jailbreak?

  • Gorgonphone

    this sounds confusing and boring

  • mohammed hamdan

    yes really wht that will add to my ios Device

  • Dean Edwards

    Anything that leads to more customisation is good by me

  • Toby Kazeil

    So… what does this mean, exactly?

  • Imahottguy

    I thought that RedSn0w had all past jailbreak methods built in, no? I haven’t tried to use the latest version to perform a jailbreak on an older firmware or device recently. Some clarification would be nice. I guess we will have to wait and see what Josh has planned for us.

  • yeskia

    ow, my aching app !

  • jackrad

    p0sixninja is known for making empty promises. on many occasions, he claimed he’s discovered exploit and a jailbreak was coming but never did. full of bs, no action

    • Ronald Weaver

      Just like it wasn’t a big deal to Jailbreak the Atv2. That’s what he said. And he said months ago he was gonna release a jailbreak for it.