TaiG organizes jailbreak convention in China, with prominent hackers set to attend

By Sébastien Page on Mar 12, 2015

Chinese company/team of hackers TaiG is organizing Mobile Security Summit, a jailbreak convention scheduled for March 27, in Beijing, China, with several prominent figures of the jailbreak community already set to attend the event.

The announcement of this event hasn’t been publicized quite yet on this side of the world, but it seems the TaiG team aims at bringing its own version of JailbreakCon to mainland China. The schedule seems quite tight since it’s only two weeks away from now, but that hasn’t stopped famous hackers such as comex, P0sixninja, Pimskeks, and Chronic from committing to present at the event. Read More


OpenJailbreak portal now open to the public

By Cody Lee on Aug 25, 2013

Last month, we reported that p0sixninja’s OpenJailbreak website was up and running. But either the launch was premature, or some problems were discovered, because shortly after the site went up, it was taken down.

Well whatever the issue was, it’s been fixed. Joshua Hill (p0sixninja) announced on Twitter earlier today that OpenJailbreak.org is now open to the public, and he encourages hackers and developers to get involved… Read More


p0sixninja’s ‘openjailbreak’ website now up and running

By Cody Lee on Jul 9, 2013

Late last month, Joshua Hill—aka p0sixninjaunveiled a new project he’s been working on called ‘openjailbreak.’ From what we’ve gathered, it’s an open source jailbreak repository that will allow hackers and developers to work collectively on future jailbreak releases.

It’s not just Hill. There’s a whole team of people working on the project, including popular graphic designer Surenix, who has been working on the website. And while we’re still not sure what to make of the whole thing, it appears that the site has just gone live… Read More


p0sixninja reveals plans for ‘openjailbreak’

By Cody Lee on Jun 30, 2013

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… Read More


P0sixninja hints at upcoming release: ‘think bigger than jailbreak’

By Cody Lee on Jun 25, 2013

This is kind of interesting. Joshua Hill, better known as the iOS hacker p0sixninja, sent out a bit of a cryptic message from his Twitter account last night saying that he has a lot of amazing things coming to ‘us all’ soon.

Hill, who has helped build a number of jailbreaks including Greenpois0n and Absinthe, has been fairly quiet lately. But he did say back in March that he had independently discovered enough exploits to build a new hack… Read More


P0sixninja says he’s discovered exploits for next jailbreak

By Cody Lee on Mar 28, 2013

This is kind of interesting. Well-known iOS hacker and (former?) Chronic Dev Team member p0sixninja says that he has discovered enough exploits in iOS 6 to build a new jailbreak. The previous one, as most of you know, was recently shut down by Apple.

But it appears that p0sixninja has discovered some vulnerabilities that were not patched by the company’s security team in the latest iOS update, as he tweeted out earlier tonight: “Well, so far it looks like the next jailbreak might be created entirely by me…” Read More


The tale of my three days at the epicenter of the jailbreak community

By Sébastien Page on Oct 2, 2012

I went to JailbreakCon full of good intentions. I was going to live tweet the event, I was going to write posts about every speak, and I was going to interview as many speakers as I could. As it turned out, I did none of that. Instead, I soaked in as much as I could from everyone around me. I did what I hadn’t done for a long time: I socialized!

When I say that I socialized, I’m not saying that I pretended to be friends with some people I mostly knew on Twitter. No, I actually lived with these people for three days, learned about their lives, their habits, and their personality. I learned about the real “them”, not the image they sometimes give of them on Twitter or IRC.

This is the story of my three days at the epicenter of the jailbreak community. You won’t learn anything here about the iOS 6 jailbreak, because what happens at JailbreakCon stays at JailbreakCon, but hopefully, you will get a glimpse a the other side of the jailbreak community… Read More


iOS 6 fixes SMS spoofing bug according to hacker

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 19, 2012

According to iOS hacker Joshua Hill aka p0sixninja, many security vulnerabilities have been stamped out in iOS 6.

Earlier today, Hill tweeted that pod2g’s SMS exploit was among one of the security issues addressed. Read More


Third-gen Apple TV jailbreak may not be so unlikely after all

By Cody Lee on Aug 15, 2012

Up to this point, the chances for a third-generation Apple TV jailbreak have looked pretty bleak. In fact, the last we heard, no one was even actively working on it.

But things may be starting to look up for ATV3 jailbreak hopefuls. Well-known iOS hacker p0sixninja says that the task may not be as unlikely as it once seemed…

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iOS hacker P0sixninja leaves the Chronic Dev Team

By Sébastien Page on Jul 31, 2012

Famous jailbreak master Joshua Hill, known in the community as P0sixninja just announced on his Twitter account that he is leaving the Chronic Dev Team, a reputable group of iOS hackers he helped create a few years ago, and of which he was considered the front-man, up until now.

At this point of time, it is unclear what the motivations behind the departure are. A follow up tweet sent by P0sixninja makes it sound like it might be a money matter, but my sources tell me it is far more complicated than that. Read More


Watch part 2 of the Dream Team’s HITB talk

By Cody Lee on Jun 23, 2012

Yesterday, we showed you part one of the Dream Team’s talk at this year’s Hack In The Box conference. The section covered the exploits that were used in Corona, and other A4 jailbreak details.

Part two of the talk went live today, and in our opinion it’s much more interesting. In it, the Team discusses the A5 jailbreak, and throws in a nice little ‘one more thing’ announcement at the end… Read More


Watch the Dream Team talk about Corona and more at HITB

By Cody Lee on Jun 22, 2012

The “Dream Team,” as most of you know, is made up of p0sixninja, Pod2g, MuscleNerd, and a handful of other hackers. The group is responsible for the last 2 major jailbreak releases.

The Team was on hand to talk about those jailbreaks, at this year’s Hack In The Box Conference in Amsterdam. They discussed a wide range of topics, including Absinthe and CoronaRead More


Meet the iOS Jailbreak Dream Team, the hackers behind Absinthe

By Sébastien Page on May 25, 2012

pod2g, p0sixninja, planetbeing, pimskeks. If you’re into jailbreaking, you’ve likely heard or seen these names before, but do you know who’s hiding behind these Twitter handles?

Thanks to JailbreakCon’s Craig Fox, we get to see what the guys who brought us the Absinthe untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 look like… Read More


iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Untethered Jailbreak Released

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 20, 2012

It’s here! The iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 was just released after months of anticipation, and months of hard work by pod2g and the rest of the leaders in the jailbreak community.

A huge thanks is owed to the dream team of hackers including pod2g, p0sixninja, MuscleNerd, planetbeing, Saurik, and no-doubt countless others.

Take a look inside for more details surrounding this groundbreaking moment… Read More


iPhone 4S Jailbreak: “Not Much Longer Now”

By Sébastien Page on Jan 19, 2012

We know. We’ve been telling you the same thing for the last three weeks now, but it seems that this iPhone 4S and iPad 2 jailbreak is right around the corner, as Chronic Dev Team frontman P0sixNinja just tweeted that it shouldn’t take much longer now.

Of course, we’ve heard that before. Several times. But something tells me, this time it’s for good… Read More


iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Jailbreak One Step Closer to Completion

By iDB Staff on Jan 11, 2012

We know, we know, the wait is killing us, but all we have to relieve the tension is a few tweets from the “Dream Team” of iOS hackers working on the jailbreak for A5 devices, namely the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2.

The latest update is a tweet from planetbeing revealing that the A5 jailbreak is out of the sandbox, which means we should see the jailbreak released very soon… Read More


Hacker “Dream Team” Makes Significant Progress on iPhone 4S Jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 10, 2012

The dream team of p0sixninja, MuscleNerd, planetbeing, and pod2g have made more progress on the iPhone 4S untether, according to a tweet from pod2g this morning. pod2g also extended out special thanks to saurik for his major contributions to the long-awaited project.

It looks like the team has overcome one of the last major hurdles in preparing the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak for public distribution… Read More


pod2g Enlists 3 Legendary Hackers to Help With the A5 Untethered Jailbreak

By Alex Heath on Jan 6, 2012

pod2g has been working feverishly to give us an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. While the untether for A4-based iOS devices and older on iOS 5.0.1 has already been released, the A5 untether has yet to see the light of day.

Now, pod2g has listed 3 legendary jailbreak hackers, planetbeing, MuscleNerd, and p0sixninja, to help him with the A5 jailbreak for iOS 5: Read More


Chronic Dev Team: We’ve Already Received Over 10 Million Crash Reports From Jailbreak Supporters

By Alex Heath on Dec 4, 2011

Front man for the Chronic Dev Team, Joshua Hill (also known as p0sixninja), has announced a landmark number of crash reports that have already been submitted to his team. The Chronic Dev Team recently released an app that collects iOS crash reports in iTunes and sends them to the team’s private servers to help find exploits for the future iOS 5 untethered jailbreak.

After only one week, the team of hackers has collected over 10 million crash reports from jailbreak supporters worldwide. Joshua and the rest of the Chronic Dev Team are working to parse the crash report data to help create a stable untethered jailbreak for Apple’s iOS 5. Read More


Chronic Dev Team Releases New Crash Recovery Software, Gives iOS 5 Jailbreak Update

By Cody Lee on Nov 27, 2011

We are now going on two months (five, if you were using developer betas) since Apple released iOS 5, and we still don’t have a viable jailbreak. There have been tethered and semi-tethered solutions available, but not an untethered jailbreak tool.

The worst part is that we haven’t known how close hackers have been to releasing anything, until tonight. The Chronic Dev Team has finally broken its silence regarding the untethered iOS 5 jailbreak, and has revealed a new plan for finding future iOS exploits… Read More

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