New iOS 9 jailbreaking team enters the fray, iOS 8.3 jailbreak coming in July


The iOS jailbreaking scene may soon have a new and powerful player, the Chinese hacking crew Keen Team aka K33n. The coders already won awards to the tune of $40,000 at last year's Mobile Pwn2Own competition, for cracking Safari, so the potential is definitely there, and the hackers already confirmed that they will be working on their first ever jailbreak, starting with iOS 9.

They will be assisted by another rogue band - PanGu - which already showcased their iOS 8.3 jailbreak at MOSEC, and will undoubtedly try their luck on iOS 8.4, which is expected to hit June 30th. The untethered iOS 8.3 jailbreak is now expected to hit your iPhone or iPad in July.

There's still plenty of time until the official iOS 9 rollout, though, and Apple has reworked the code under the hood quite a bit this time, so the hack teams will be first focusing on iOS 8.4 next, which will introduce the new Music app and streaming subscription service. With the Keen Team entering the fray, though, it shouldn't be long before the iOS 9 defense starts to crack, and a functional jailbreak gets released for the masses.

source: Forbes via evasi0njailbreak & iOS8jailbreak.org (Pangu)

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17 Comments

1. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Just get Android.

2. RajRicardo

Posts: 489; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Amen!

6. waddup121 unregistered

gl jailbreak team

10. matistight

Posts: 975; Member since: May 13, 2009

Show me an app that downloads pandora music onto an Android phone that actually works on 5.0-5.1

3. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

In that case you all say get android but then if it's all that good why do so many people root android? Must not be all that to some people! I'm just waiting to see what windows mobile 10 will bring.

4. RajRicardo

Posts: 489; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Right but don't compare rooting to jailbreaking. We can root android in a matter of minutes and look at iOS. It takes months and even years for a jailbreak to come and apple will eventually patch it anyhow.

7. iFlasher

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 09, 2014

Don't generalize please, Xperia Z3 users have to wait months (5 months or more) just to get root, the same happens with other devices. In Android we have to wait months or years for an update, while in IOS we have to wait months or years for Jailbreak. Who says that jailbreak can't do the same than Android with root, just demonstrates that never get a device with iOS before. And yes, I have both, iOS and Android.

8. RajRicardo

Posts: 489; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

That is because unlocking bootloader will mess up the DRM keys and camera functions. It's a problem created by SONY and not Android or Google. On the other hand, Jailbreakers are like war heroes to iOS users :P :D Speaking about updates, iOS update will not play well with older iPhones and not all apps are compatible but look at HTC HD2...It can run lollipop, ICS and even Windows phone 8. Not saying I hate iOS but I don't like the idea of a locked up ecosystem.

5. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Many people like me root Android phones to get access to the boot-loaders, use apps like xposed or flash custom recoveries and ROMs. A rooted Android can do much more than a jailbroken iPhone, and I've heard that Jailbreaking is illegal too. Most of the people won't be rooting it obviously, but it's fairly simple from what I've experienced with my G2 and S2.

9. LETMELOVEYOU

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

LOL jailbreaking is NOT illegal. It's been kept legal through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

11. matistight

Posts: 975; Member since: May 13, 2009

Link a source proving that jailbreaking is illegal. Some random family member does not count.

12. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I wasn't stating a fact, just saying what I've HEARD. Don't go Internet Police on me.

15. LETMELOVEYOU

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Lol you're not the only person to hear it's illegal though. Most people who don't do it and hear the word jailbreak think it's illegal. Then you just explain to them it's not.

13. Forerunner7

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Unlike iOS, some android app doesnt even need root to bypass thing, just enable the install from "Unknown source" and install a modded version ... problem solved.

14. PhantomSectre

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 25, 2011

First, for the obvious noob, jailbreaking IS rooting. You have to achieve root to access the protected part of the file system and unlock the ability to run unsigned apps. The locked environment of iOS is the sole reason for having little or no malware. As for Android, I gave up on it and went to iOS. Android is a resource hog and is choppy and slow, even on octa-core processors. If you want any kind of performance, you need at least 3 gigs if ram. On the other hand, iOS is smooth and fluidic using half the ram, half the cores, running at half the speed. When you have millions of people with the ability to rewrite source code, it gets bloated and slow. IOS and it's closed system proves this

16. Danny262728

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 13, 2015

For the price you pay for an iPad you can get an android tablet with the same speed of n ipad or greater. I'm not a fan of letting Apple decide what I should and should not do with my device That's the difference between android and iOS. on android if you don't like your OS you can erase the whole tablet if you want and put a custom ROM on it or an earlier version of the stock firmware if there is one. you have a whole bunch of choices when you buy an android device. And most of all they understand it's your Device that's why they have terms and conditions. They warn you of the security risks if you modify your device your warranty Will be void and so one. And that's your choice and you buy something you do whatever you want but if you screw it up it's your fault and they won't pay for it or replace it. a lot of people Believe that's the way it should be the only ones that don't get it are the CEOs of Apple I guess. This doesn't mean that they should stop doing their job and not secure the iOS but at least get the people choices to expand creativity for developers and users. That being said I like both operating systems but I prefer freedom overall.

17. PhantomSectre

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 25, 2011

You pay more for an iPad, because its better engineered and designed. All of it's components inside are top shelf... that's why you still see so many original iPads still in use today. How may 5 year old Android tablets are still in use? I would dare say less than 1% that were sold. Apple creates a balance between hardware and software because they design both from the ground up. . Android does not. Android is written and released, then every hardware manufacturer has to design drivers and apps to work within the pre-written framework. It's like writing a generic operating system, then having to patch it to run on different machines. Inefficient and slow.

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