Geohot, DevTeam, MuscleNerd, Installer and Cydia. These names are known to those who followed the iPhone unlocking saga, the famous jailbreak. At the time when the device was launched, it not only worked in the United States, as there was no App Store to download apps. The result: hackers became famous by publicizing methods to unlock the smartphone.
I feel that the jailbreak he's basically dead.
It was always the same narrative. Apple launched a new software update and started the frenzy: hacker groups started to explore the new version and, little by little, were disclosing the security flaws found. Within weeks, they published instructions detailing how to unblock and blogs around the world played the tutorials.
From time to time, we were forgetting the subject. The iPhone became available worldwide (which killed the need to unlock for other operators), the App Store grew a lot and the system was opening up more and more. fact: there is no longer any significant advantage in doing the jailbreak. The hackers themselves who were famous for performing the procedure say so.
In an interview for the portal Motherboard (I recommend reading it, it has an interesting summary about the underworld of jailbreak), Nicholas Allegra and Jay Freeman, known as @comex and @saurik, claim that there is no longer a need to unlock the device. ?I feel like the jailbreak he is basically dead, ?says Allegra.
But there are still those who invest in the subject. A hacker named Liang Chen of Keen Security Lab of Tencent published images of what would be a device running iOS 11 beta jailbroken.
ios 10 & 11 jailbreak by keenlab pic.twitter.com/BfZ0utqHPv
– Min (Spark) Zheng (@SparkZheng) June 23, 2017
Nowadays it is not possible to carry out jailbreak in the latest version of iOS. There was hope that one of the most experienced hackers on the subject would work on it, but he publicly announced that he would no longer be involved.
PSA: I will stop all public iOS research after I drop that 10.2 thing. The idiocy of the jailbreak community is too much to handle for me.
– qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) January 22, 2017
I will stop all public searches on iOS after finishing this 10.2. The idiocy of the community jailbreak too much for me.
The main hackers who used to do the procedures today work at security companies (some even at Apple itself) and those who discover flaws have the opportunity to sell them for a lot of money. In addition, it was never very safe to have the device unlocked, since any malicious code can rotate there.
I confess: I miss that time. Waiting for the release of an unlocking method was like looking forward to a new season of "Game of Thrones". Too bad it's over
via Cult of Mac