Cydia iOS 8.4

Well-known hacker Stefan Esser, also known as i0n1c, has posted a new proof of concept video showing an iOS 8.4 beta 1 jailbreak running on an iPhone 6. In the video, which shows Cydia prominently showcased on the Home screen, he shows off the Apple Watch companion app, and the newly redesigned Music app to prove he’s on iOS 8.4 beta 1.

i0n1c is a talented hacker, and based on his past body of work, we have no doubt that this demonstration is real. Just don’t expect a public jailbreak for iOS 8.4 or any other firmware to come from i0n1c. This is for his personal work, and he’s very proud of his work, hence he is showing it off in this dazzling new video.

Here’s what i0n1c had to say about this

today I am delighted to share this video of a proof of concept iOS 8.4-beta 1 jailbreak that I was working on the last 4 days. Of course this video will trigger haters all over the jailbreaking scene that for some reason believe they can decide what a person is allowed to do or not do with their work. Haters gonna hate. So just ignore the haters and never let them tell you what you have to do. In that regard never let anyone bully you and stop you from showing your own hard work. Peace!

We’re not mad at i0n1c for showcasing his hard work to the world. And for the record, we agree, no one should make you feel bad for being good at what you do.

Which reminds us, just how talented is he?

The major vulnerability used in here was found right after the SyScan 2015 security conference when I was relaxing in Singapore from several weeks of training and conferences.

i0n1c is so good at what he does that he can relax and still find vulnerabilities.

If you’re looking for a jailbreak for iOS 8.4 that you’ll be able to enjoy personally, then keep an eye out of the TaiG or Pangu teams. These are the teams that have brought us the last few jailbreak releases, and it’s a good chance that they may do so in the future as well. Or it could also be some other hacker or team that steps up to the plate. Perhaps it will be someone that we’ve never even heard of before.

When do you think we’ll see a new jailbreak?

  • Sergio Rivera

    I should ask him to help me out because I bought A iPhone 6 plus went home updated to 8.3 then the worst happened no wifi no App Store nothing. Tried everything even bought A new router. And nothing. It’s really frustrating that I bought A $800.00 6 plus that doesn’t even work. Apple live up to your name.

    • TwinSon

      I’m curious as to why you wouldn’t just take it back to Apple and get a new one…..for free. All Apple Products come with a standard 1 year warranty and if yours is a defective as you say it is, they would swap it free of charge since the 6(plus) has only been out for 7 months.

  • sonny del lavix

    YOU ROCK S.Esser
    Can you Jailbreak Human? lol OMG

  • TeRmRaN19

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

  • iPhoneWINS

    lol if he did it in 4 days then .. others can too..

  • Cole Mahoney

    Siri is not working on iOS 8.4 she just stopped working

  • Praetor918

    I agree that its okay to be talented and to be proud, but with sooo many people anxiously waiting on a new JB does he have to flaunt around his “proof” like that? He could be a bit more sensitove towards others and learn some humility, him showing off a JB that he will not release is like showing a poor Ethiopian kid how much food you have stashed away and not giving away any. Its not illegal perse but should you really do it?

  • Him

    haters gonna hate, ainters gonna aint

  • SoylentGreen

    Fine advert when you are teacher of ios security,
    Oh wait…. he is one
    lol at all of the haters and their greed (:

  • Amoeba Stunts

    that’s right. like a good media whore, you continue giving attention to something that just needs to fizzle away.

  • ShakeSpear

    i0nic has every right to keep this jailbreak to himself. Now think about it, you work hard to provide jailbreak but some ruthless “team” comes along and STEALS your work. Now obviously things gets stolen and hell this would not have been a great deal, if they gave credits and not completely denied that credit went to i0nic for finding the initial exploit(s). They then go even further and admit that they made profit.

    This ultimately tells you that Pangu stole his work for money, not sure about TaiG but if the jailbreak isn’t released for iOS 8.4 when the firmware is released, I will be switching to Android or Windows Phone because freedom’s cost is now to bow down to thieves or a guy who cannot take precautions in telling other people about his jailbreak.

    Too much drama in the jailbreak community, seriously.

    • sickbigbrother

      Yeah, always the evil Chinese, right? The story was more of a misunderstanding and Pangu even returned different, previously unknown exploits to Essner as “compensation” for those used from his class (not that he would have finally shut up about his hurt ego after that). Don’t look like “bad thiefs” to me …

      Besides, as far as we now know, i0nic’s show-off of his iOS 8.4 Beta 1 exploits/JB led to them being searched for and found by Apple in the final 8.4 release. That’s the reason TaiG had to release its 8.3 Jailbreak literally last minute instead of waiting for tomorrow’s release of 8.4. As always in the last years, Essner didn’t do the community any good with his behaviour.

      Don’t give the guy too much credit and don’t complain about the drama if you’re only repeating half of its story yourself.