iOS 8 on iPhone 5s

Since Apple introduced iOS 8 on Monday, and released a beta version to developers, one of the top questions we’ve been asked here at iDB is: can it be jailbroken? As it stands now, there is no jailbreak for the current iOS 7.1.1 firmware.

At the time of this writing, I hadn’t heard of anyone successfully jailbreaking their device on iOS 8, but early efforts do sound promising. Well-known hacker i0n1c says that the first beta ‘doesn’t fix anything,’ and should be jailbreakable

Here’s the series of tweets:

Obviously, those of us who have been around the jailbreak community for a while know that i0n1c will likely never release a public jailbreak. But it does give us hope that equally smart guys like those on the evad3rs will see similar success.

Also worth noting is that this is just the first of what will likely be many beta releases, and we doubt we will see any kind of jailbreak tool for iOS 8 until after the public launch. This way, Apple won’t be able to patch anything beforehand.

We’ll keep you updated on the status of the iOS 8 jailbreak as it changes.

Edit: An earlier version of this post said that “i0n1c will likely never release any of his work.” We were of course talking about releasing a public jailbreak, not necessarily related work such as papers, etc… Because i0n1c is so sensitive, we thought it would be the right thing to do to clarify this part in order to make him feel just a little bit better.

  • Litchy

    Or @i0n1c is just trolling again^^

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      I believe he’s trolling but knowing who he is do believe he’s telling the truth when he says he has an exploit. Of course whether he’ll share it come fall when iOS 8 is released is another thing. I’d like to think he would be there’s all sorts of reasons why he might not including technical reasons…

      • Burge

        The main reason he will not release any more jailbreaks is because of the amount of piracy that goes with jailbreaking. He said this after his 4.3.X jailbreak was patched by Apple.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        If he’s choosing not to release it the main reason is probably because he supposedly has one exploit that goes straight to the kernel and gives root access. This isn’t something you want to waste if there’s other exploits in existence (which there probably are they just need to be found)…

      • Burge

        This isn’t the first time he has done this. He sold a exploit before now..

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        I’m well aware of this I’m just saying he might choose to keep this exploit for himself (at last for now) considering what he has is essentially the holy grail of exploits…

      • Burge

        He’s got a 7.1.1 jailbreak that works on a OS8 beta. give it time.

  • Merman123

    Let us know when its someone credible!

  • Munawar

    please don’t post anything related to this troll “i0n1c”

    • Matheus Lisboa

      They have to post it… This is a news site, they can’t just ignore (even though i0n1c deserves)

      • Andrea Verocio

        Right because God forbid they actually do a thing called real journalism and digging to confirm sources then even after that take a objective aproach when posting with a non bate click title.

      • Matheus Lisboa

        Their source is i0n1c’s twitter… They only passed on the information that is out there, they never said that he’ll release it only that he says it’s possible. Their job is to give us information and they’re doing…

  • MHCsk

    I’m still waiting for this gentleman to show us that he can do something useful, instead of just bitching about evad3rs.

    • Andrew Roth

      Gentleman? Not the first word I’d use to describe him.

  • jake kneller

    I think he is just a selfish arrogant man who only wants the praise of other and not to actually help the community

  • jake kneller

    I think he is just a selfish arrogant man who only wants the praise of others and not to actually help the community

    • Anonymous

      I think he did many many many command-line tools that even people don’t understand – or even know about. If he releases one raw jailbreak, people are going to go “what?”

      • jake kneller

        Look at his past though he posts all this stuff he has completed and never relases anything what he needs is another person to work woth who can take his code and exploits and put them into a UI based program for the common user or at least relase his exploits if he did thst in a week you would see a UI based program from someone

      • Palmer Paul

        As well as a patch by Apple.

  • J™

    Dont know who is he…. only heard of the evad3rs…
    maybe i’m ignorant

    • Donovan

      Very skilled hacker who keeps it all to himself, but WILL tease you.

    • Matthew Cleveland

      Trust me, you’re better off that way.

  • go way

  • David Gitman

    Gosh he is such a child

  • iSupaDan

    Assuming someone releases an iOS 8 JB does that mean that non-developers could use iOS 8 too?

    • Those are not related, and besides it’s in (buggy) beta. Just have the patience for the final release, you’ll enjoy that much more. Than couple months after enhance your experience with jailbreaking!

    • pegger1

      There’s no way anyone would release an iOS 8 JB now, unless they wanted to ruin it.
      They would have to wait till iOS 8 is released to the public otherwise it’s a waste.

  • Leroy Jenkins

    Let em know Leroy got that foot long

    • Oscar Perez

      Leroy said to let you know he got that foot long

      • richard bryant

        Leroy apparently has the foot long..

      • Palmer Paul

        I heard Leroy got a $5 footlong from Subway.

  • leart

    who can trust i0n1c?

    • Leroy Jenkins

      Aint no NlGGA can trust him

  • Donovan

    I have mixed feelings about this,
    on one hand I’m like “yea iOS8 jailbreak”
    On the other hand, this means that iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak wont be available, maybe not even till fall. 🙁

    • pegger1

      There was already very little chance of a 7.1.1 jailbreak.

  • Ismael Saavedra

    Wow it is a shame for the whole community this @i0n1c, it is amazing how has play with everyone with the jailbreak thing since the beginning, i guess he just want to be hired by apple and that’s it, he just don’t care absolutely about helping the ppl to create homebrew or something, you know al the philosophy related to real jailbreakers, this guy is just a puppet that wants to be hired by apple, it doesn’t serve to the jailbreak community at all, all of you begging all the time to him for a damm jailbreak should realize this, he is just a little kid playing and saying to everyone, admire me! i can do it!!, then send some evidence that he could do it, make a video and wait for an apple call or email, what a shame for this jailbreak community a sucker of its kind!!! go lick apple boots!!

    • Abi Manyu

      another good reason why i0n1c shouldn’t release his hard work to others, especially for the people like you who can only bitching around and jealous of his success

      • Ismael Saavedra

        pff you look really bad defending the troll course seller…he is not a descent jailbreaker he needs food man… buy a training for him, go! but believe me, you can buy a 1000 trainings to the troll and he will never release something because that is its marketing.. what a looser.

      • smtp25

        You look bad for crying that he won’t GIVE you something.. do it yourself if its so easy and your so ungrateful about it

      • Ismael Saavedra

        Is in fact complex and i can´t do it but does that give him the right to make fun of everyone you included?

      • Abi Manyu

        lol, you need to buy a mirror and say the words troll and loser outloud… its very clear which one is the loser and whiny whiners

      • Ismael Saavedra

        ok abu dabi make him a statue then, whatever.

    • pegger1

      You make it sound like he owes you something. He can do whatever he wants with any jailbreak he comes up with. And you have absolutely no say. You just sound like a whiner.
      I’m sure if he wanted to work at Apple he could.

      • Damian

        But he should not rub it in our face year after year. It is very arrogant.

      • Ismael Saavedra

        Hey man, as far as he says on the internet to a million people that he has something, knowledge is this information society has to be shared, if you don´t want to share something then shut your mouth and do what you have to do in silence, but this troll is a living jailbreak drama, he´s just a cunt asking for attention because he wants to sale training courses in security, that´s pathetic so say the less, is an insult to the real jailbreak community, real jailbreakers have better things to do than trolling the world. An NO he is far from apple.

      • smtp25

        And he’s not allowed to sell training courses? Better to buy a training course from someone who Can do that than someone who can just talk about it

      • Ismael Saavedra

        i think the courses are great, what i think is not fair is to use the jailbreak community to sell them, to have publicity… he´s using the community for that.

      • Abi Manyu

        and you’re a double cunt who can only whining and bitching. are you a member of real jailbreak community?? what did you do but bitching asking for another JB tools from others? people like you is the real insult to jailbreak community.

      • Ismael Saavedra

        ok abu dabi whatever.

      • Abi Manyu

        you can’t even write and spell correctly, you clearly have zero talent, the only thing you can do well is whining and demanding jb tools by doing nothing. and yet you ‘think’ that you’re a member of JB community…smh.

      • Ismael Saavedra

        Abu raba davi ñlksadgfdsñlksdgj XDD

  • Mallouk Malek

    maybe this guy is actually the one behind the shades and maybe he is the one who got iOS7 out but we will never know “theories” if he really is that villain or hero

  • Carlos Gomes

    We can deny that he’s an asshole, but we can’t also deny that he’s a pretty smart guy at what he does.

    • Damian

      I bet gehot has jailbreak too but he does not rub it in your face every month

  • JulianZH

    So much hate on this guy even tho I don’t even know who he is haha.

  • Derp

    You guys are dumb. Your reactions are just what he wants. He’s probably laughing his butt of at your butthurt reactions.

  • Dan

    that guy…

  • Bob

    DON’T release a jailbreak for iOS 8 Beta. That’d be stupid.

  • Alberto Espinal

    Can he keep his mouth shot and wait til Golden Master to talk about it!

  • Rigs101

    What do I need to learn to jailbreak? Want to go back to school but that’s what I want to do besides NSA

    • pegger1

      If you have to ask, you’re not qualified.

      • Rigs101

        Doesn’t hurt to ask I’d rather ask one time and learn something new than not ask and stay stupid the rest of my life on that subject

      • smtp25


    • Michael Hulet

      Learn Objective-C & Swift, then Google “the iOS Hacker’s Handbook”

      • Rigs101


  • Jason Baroni

    Do you guys still need to jailbreak after this last keynote?

    • thecrack101


    • Antzboogie


    • Damian

      Jailbreak will always improve what Apple has done. The point of jailbreak is improving system

      • Jason Baroni

        Apple has been learning from them.

    • smtp25

      well theres that multitasking app thats meant to be coming out soon .. plus the shady side of JBing

  • Om

    Look at what he tweeted about iDownloadBlog.

    • Mark Babatunde

      Yeah, I think Cody should edit the article to “Obviously, those of us who have been around the jailbreak community for a while know that i0n1c will likely never release a public jailbreak.” i0n1c is upset with iDB after this post.

  • Umut Bilgiç

    I think rather than calling this guy a troll or a “selfish b***h”, we should try seing things from his point of view or at least ask him why is he doing what he is doing. But I think what he is doing is annoying. He should give us some reason about why he is not doing anythink useful than makimg private jailbreaks…

    • smtp25

      Lol – and he owes you an explanation why?

      I can guess a reason who doesn’t make one public – too many ungrateful demanding bitches wanting a free lunch WHILE insulting him

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Yep. He should at least say that.

  • th3pwnsh0p

    *looks at title* AWESOME

    *sees i0n1cs name*


    • Damian

      At least we know evaders have a open road when they start to work

  • Damian

    Lol news from this guy is like no news at all.

    It is funny how the entire world said we don’t want to hear about you ionic, yet he continues to post things.

    Is he really the only person in the world who stays on top of the jailbreak. Evasion team members are too busy?

  • Ah… i0n1c needs to get his head out of his buttocks and either shut up if he’s not going to release his exploits or start actually helping teams like the 3vaders

  • Luism27

    I’m glad my iPhone is jailbroken on iOS 7.0.6 and I won’t update until the official iOS 8 is released.

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  • Will Norvelle

    When i0nic was getting upset earlier about something on iDownloadBlog I called him childish on twitter, and he got REALLY upset, but I still say he is immature

  • highNiggaPie

    Ionic a not a troll he’s a bitch I hope he gets raped in the butt by a horse with aids

  • mlee19841

    wow i read the title and said yes and slowly scrolled down reading and saw the pics of the twitter posting… smh … of all people … this guy………………….

  • Alex Marwaha

    Would anyone recommend me losing my jailbreak to go to ios 8?? im just wondering if its a good or bad idea…..