By Cody Lee on May 9, 2016
There’s a new app in the App Store called System and Security Info that shows detailed information about your device and running apps from a security standpoint. It can do a lot of things, including monitor memory and disk usage, show running processes, and it even detects malware and other anomalies.
A few other things about the app also caught our eye. One, it’s capable of telling if your iPhone and iPad have been jailbroken, and two, it appears that former jailbreak contributor Stefan Esser (also known as i0n1c) is involved in the project. In fact, it was Esser who penned the announcement blog post. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 19, 2015
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. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 4, 2014
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… Read More
By Sébastien Page on May 21, 2014
I’m not sure what i0n1c is better at: security research, or trolling?
In typical i0n1c manner, talented German researcher Stefan Esser has published a video demonstrating a jailbroken iPhone 5c running iOS 7.1.1. This is the same iPhone 5c that he showed off a few days ago in a photo shared online, but this time, we obviously get to see much more about what i0n1c calls the Cyberelevat0r jailbreak… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 17, 2014
When we did our ‘state of the iOS 7.1 jailbreak‘ post earlier this month, we noted that there is currently no public jailbreak available for iOS 7.1 and newer firmwares. Apple patched the exploits used by evasi0n7 in 7.1, thus ending the jailbreak tool’s impressive 4-month long run.
That doesn’t mean that iOS 7.1 isn’t jailbreakable though. In fact, we’ve seen proof from winocm and others that it is. And this afternoon, we’re adding more evidence to the pile, as infamous hacker i0n1c has just tweeted a screenshot of his jailbroken iPhone 5c running iOS 7.1.1… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 26, 2013
A few folks on Twitter have been speculating about the validity of the just released iOS 6.1 beta 5. Not in the sense that the release is bogus, but in the sense that this might actually be the iOS 6.1 golden master release that everyone’s been feverishly waiting on.
iOS 6.1 beta 5 has hints of a being a final release according to some. So much so, that polarizing personality Stefan Esser — a talented, but socially awkward figure within the jailbreak community — tweeted out his sentiments regarding Apple’s startling weekend release. Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 24, 2012
Apple seeded beta 4 of iOS 6.1 to developers last week. The word is, this could be the final beta, meaning a public release for the new firmware would be just around the corner.
Don’t get too excited though. We’ve seen few changes in 6.1 that will be worth updating for. And if you’re planning on jailbreaking, it looks like you’ll definitely want to stay away… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 7, 2012
Love him or hate him, i0n1c has skills. Want proof? A little over a half an hour ago he showcased his new iPad (iPad 3) running Cydia on iOS 5.1.1. Said firmware was just released. I understand that this is a result of being able to jailbreak 5.1, but the fact still stands that he has the talent that the jailbreak community could benefit from.
As you’re probably well aware of, i0n1c has an interesting relationship with the jailbreak community. On one hand, he’s a clearly talented hacker that can solve some of the most perplexing issues regarding iOS jailbreaking.
On the other hand, he continues to spite the community with rants about piracy, money, and an overall disdain towards jailbreaking in general… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 28, 2012
“After all most jailbreak users are only in it for running unlocks and pirating apps.” This was the last line in a series of tweets by infamous iDevice hacker I0n1c, talking about the state of the jailbreak. While I’m not typically the kind of person to get riled up over such an ignorant comment, I feel like there’s a similarly negative consensus about jailbreaking that needs to be addressed.
It’s a fairly true statement to say that all iOS app pirates are jailbreakers. After all, I don’t know of any other way to pirate apps – and if there is, it can’t be easier – than by jailbreaking. But to say that all, or even “most” jailbreakers are pirates is asinine. From where I’m sitting, the jailbreak community looks pretty awesome. And it’s made up of much more than just pilferers…. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 16, 2012
As if one jailbreak wasn’t enough, now there has been confirmation that not one, not two, but three different 3rd generation iPad jailbreaks have been confirmed by hackers MuscleNerd, i0nic, and chpwn respectively.
It’s only a matter of time before one or more of these jailbreaks make their way to a toolset that the average person can utilize.
Chpwn is the latest hacker to join the new 3rd generation iPad jailbreak party, as he posted photos on Twitter confirming his success… Read More