Hot on the heels of i0n1c's proofs that he had jailbroken an iPhone 5c running iOS 7.1.1, iOS hacker winocm has come up with her own untethered jailbreak successfully running on an iPhone 4 with iOS 7.1.1.
While not as impressive as i0n1c's proof, winocm claims that her jailbreak could be brought to newer devices if someone was willing to "put in the effort."
This is pretty interesting. Hacker winocm has posted a new video of his iPad triple-booting into multiple versions of iOS. The clip shows his hacked tablet booting up and running in iOS 5.1, and then its ability to quickly switch to iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 7.0.6.
Winocm has made quite the name for himself around the jailbreak community as both a hacker and a tinkerer. Last week he posted a video of his jailbroken (untethered) iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1, and don't forget he helped iH8sn0w create p0sixspwn...
Well known hacker and future Apple employee winocm posted a video demonstrating an untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1 earlier today. The video, which he posted to YouTube, shows off what appears to be an untethered jailbreak on a Verizon iPhone 4.
In a brief tweet, winocm sent out a link to the video with the caption 'iOS 7.1 untethered boot.' Now, details regarding the clip are very scarce right now, but the fact it exists is fueling hope for folks on newer firmware wanting to jailbreak their devices...
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.
Another famous hacker is joining the ranks at Apple. Following in the footsteps of jailbreak community members Comex, and Peter Hajas, jailbreak developer Winocm announced this afternoon on Twitter that he would be joining Apple.
It's still unclear as to what capacity he'll be joining Apple, but if the past is any indication, it's probably for an internship—Just like Hajas, and Comex a.k.a. Nicholas Allegra. I've reached out to Winocm for a comment, but he declined to elaborate. It looks like he's already getting used to the Apple culture...
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...
Winocm, the developer leading the work on the iOS 6.1.3/4 jailbreak, has managed to port iOS to a non-Apple device. The photo you see above is the iOS core, known as the "XNU Kernel," running on a Nokia N900 smartphone.
The port is extremely primitive, as it doesn't include any of iOS’s or OS X’s user-interface elements and cannot be run as a useable operating system. But it does signal a major development for the ongoing open source project...
Good news for folks who stuck around on iOS 6.1.3/4 in hopes of scoring an early jailbreak, developer winocm has confirmed that a public release for his late-version iOS 6 hack will be available in the next few months.
Winocm has been working on an iOS 6.1.3/4 jailbreak for a few months now. He's shown it off on video, and even let our very own Jeff take it for a spin. And today he answered the oft-asked ETA question: 'before 2014.'
If the iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 jailbreak was a Facebook relationship status, it would be "it's complicated."
In case you haven't seen @winocm's latest tweet:
Nothing really new here from what we'd already been told in the last weeks, but progress is being made, and that is encouraging. It looks like at this point, only a few selected devices are slowing the process down.
On the iOS 7 front, pod2g said last week he was more and more confident in a jailbreak for Apple's latest mobile OS.