iOS hacker iH8sn0w has demonstrated on video a jailbroken iPhone 5 running iOS 10 earlier today, offering a glimpse of hope that Apple's latest version of its mobile operating system that debuted in beta last week, could be eventually be jailbroken.
Well known iOS hacker iH8sn0w has posted a new video on his YouTube channel of an iPad 3 (J2a model) running an untethered iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak. This is significant because 8.1.1 patched 3 of the Pangu team's exploits, effectively killing the latest jailbreak.
As usual, just because we have proof that a firmware can be jailbroken, doesn't mean that we're guaranteed to see a public release anytime soon. In fact, it's worth pointing out that iH8sn0w has in the past demonstrated jailbreaks that never saw the light of day.
Despite our warnings, a number of folks have updated their devices to iOS 7.1 within the last few weeks, and they've quickly learned that the update kills the iOS 7 jailbreak. Many have asked us if we think evasi0n7 will be updated to work with the new firmware, but it doesn't seem very likely.
That doesn't mean it's impossible though. Last week, winocm posted a video of his fully jailbroken iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1, and yesterday iH8sn0w one-up him. Amidst a flurry of responses to questions regarding the state of the jailbreak, the hacker confirmed his iPhone 4s is jailbroken on 7.1...
p0sixspwn—the jailbreak tool created by the tandem of iH8sn0w and new Apple employee Winocm—has been updated to support the just-released iOS 6.1.6 for an untethered jailbreak. iOS 6.1.6 was released solely for the iPhone 3GS and the iPod touch 4th generation. The firmware update was pushed out as a part of Apple's SSL security fix, which also ushered in iOS 7.0.6 for more recent devices.
If you're currently using an iPhone 3GS or a 4th generation iPod touch running iOS 6.1.x, it's highly recommended that you update to iOS 6.1.6, and benefit from Apple's SSL fix. The good news is that you can then use p0sixspwn to enjoy the same untethered jailbreak that was available for iOS 6.1.3 through iOS 6.1.5.
Shortly after iOS 7.1 beta 4 was released, we learned that the update patched a key kernel exploit used in the evasi0n7 jailbreak. And today we've received word that beta 5, which was seeded to developers earlier this afternoon, patches 2 other exploits.
Developer and hacker iH8sn0w tweeted out a few moments ago that Apple has fixed the 'chown' vulnerability and 'afc sandbox escape' used by the evad3r's popular jailbreak utility in beta 5. So it looks like iOS 7.1 will indeed be the death of the iOS 7 JB...
"So looks like all my A5(X) devices are fully untethered and jailbroken for life now. :)" iH8sn0w, the developer behind Sn0wBreeze and other jailbreak apps, tweeted this afternoon. The comment has caused quite a bit of excitement, as we haven't seen anything like this in jailbreaking since LimeRa1n.
iH8sn0w says he doesn't have a bootrom exploit though, but rather a "powerful iBoot exploit." And although it doesn't look like he's going to do anything with it right now in terms of a public release, it sounds like he'll be able to use the exploit in future jailbreaks, and to find similar bugs in A6/A7 chips...
With today's release of iOS 7.1 beta 3, many people feared that exploits used in the evasi0n7 jailbreak would be patched. As it appears, and even though evasi0n7 cannot jailbreak iOS 7.1 beta 3 as is, Apple didn't patch evasi0n7.
Although official members of the evad3rs still have to talk about it, the news has been confirmed by hacker iH8sn0w in a recent tweet...
p0sixspwn, the jailbreak tool for iOS devices running iOS 6.1.3 through iOS 6.1.5, has been updated for Windows users. Originally released exclusively for the Mac, p0sixspwn makes jailbreaking possible for those who wish to remain on older firmware, or for those who can't upgrade for whatever reason.
The jailbreak tool is the result of a collaboration between iH8sn0w, winocm, and SquiffyPwn. You can find the download links to the Windows version and the latest version for OS X inside.
Hackers winocm and iH8sn0w posted an interesting video last night, demonstrating what appeared to be a working untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.x. The clip shows a 5th gen iPod touch on iOS 6.1.3 navigating Cydia and running Surenix's popular ayecon theme.
The move puts an end to the radio silence we've been experiencing since early October, when winocm gave a definite ETA for the iOS 6.1.x jailbreak as 'before 2014.' But don't get your hopes up. It still doesn't look like it's going to be released publicly anytime soon...
Following this morning's release of iOS 7.0.4, we've been getting many questions regarding the safety of updating to the latest software version for those who are hoping to be able to jailbreak their device one day.
The good news is that it is completely safe to update to iOS 7.0.4 as it will not hinder your chances to jailbreak, should we ever get a jailbreak for iOS 7...
The latest version of sn0wbreeze, version 2.9.14, was recently released, and it brings with it support for the iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak for A4 devices. This latest version of sn0wbreeze also supports APTicket validation, in light of the recent issues with APTickets. If you're a Windows user (sn0wbreeze is for Windows only), and are looking for a way to jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 on your pre-A5 device with a tethered jailbreak, then this latest version of sn0wbreeze is your ticket to freedom.