iPhone 5 jailbreak should be pretty easy

iPhone 5 jailbreak should be pretty easy
At today's MyGreatFest jailbreaking convention, master hacker P0sixninja announced that a jailbreak should be coming pretty quickly to the iPhone 5, in a far shorter amount of time than was necessary for the iPad 2 jailbreak. The good news is all thanks to the Chronic Dev Team, which has found 5 bootrom exploits in the A5 chip which powers both the iPad 2 and the iPhone 5. 

A reliable jailbreak proved hard to come by with the A5 and the iPad 2, because the bootrom is found inside the A5 chip and required a lot of hard work to reverse-engineer and find the exploits. That's why it ended up taking about 4 months to find a reliable jailbreak for the iPad 2. However, since then, the Chronic Dev Team has found 5 userland bootrom exploits. A userland exploit means that it is software-based, which means that even a hardware revision won't do anything to derail this jailbreak. 

You may remember that iOS 5 was jailbroken just hours after the announcement at WWDC, so the only worry had been in the iPhone 5 hardware, but now it seems that won't be an issue either. Now, we just need to wait for the iPhone 5 to be released.

source: Redmond Pie

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29 Comments

1. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

iOS- looks secure, but is more vulnerable than android ;)

2. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Both are easily hackable so chill man

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

actually, in national hacking competitions, iOS is always the first 2 go down.. record at 12 seconds start to finish. Android has yet to be hacked in the last 3 or 4 competitions its been in. Everyone THINKS iOS is more secure, but its not true.

8. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Of course, Google also has a habit of pushing bugfix updates the day before major hacking competitions. So, that's not exactly the best measure.

15. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Good point plus when you read up on it android not getting hacked in those competitions isn't necessarily because or better security. There's a lot more people that work on hacking iOS. Remix you're giving a half truth here.

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

4 years of not being hacked means its becoming a "unicorn". Everyone will be aiming for it. Hacking iOS is old hat as they do it every time. Android is the most popular and the most open OS by far. The fact that google has kept it hack free should speak volumes about its security. If google is actually sending out patches the day before the competition and keeping it safe from exploits, then kudos to them. You have to ask why iOS isnt getting the same treatment.

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

well, that just means google is taking care of their products and finding the flaws before the hackers can. As much as taco and them want to talk about the "updates" issue, its obviously not one.

9. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

lol owned... and seriously, hacking the phone is only for the user... malicious apps are more of a problem...

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

iOS was remote hacked in 12 seconds last year. thats not a user, thats a security issue. hacking competitions are done without the phone in hand.

25. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

i am very aware of said hacking things... okay and seriously though as the guy said google pushes bug fixes the day before.. apple does not.. okay and if there is someone that interested in getting whats on my phone, he will get it no matter what phone i have... and android is freaking rooted before the os is even released on the phones.. roms are leaked etc... u can even put android on an iPhone!.. can u put iOS on an android.. no...

26. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lucas, thats apples and oranges iOS drivers are only written for that specific phone. Android drivers are much more ubiquitous. The iphone4 shares the same internals as the hugely popular GalaxyS, so yea with some tweaking you can force android onto an iphone4. iOS drivers arent publicly available for tweaking so its not a 2 way street. its the same as macOS and Windows. You can put windows on a mac computer as they run the same hardware.. hell apple touts "dual running with windows" to get people to buy macOS. You cant however, go the opposite way. Neither of those things has anything to do with a malicious hacker trying to get into your system. Rooted has nothing to do with malicious hacking and doesnt change its ease as far as I know. rom leaks have nothing to do with malicious hacking. I think your getting "hacking" confused with "ROMingr/rooting" at this point as most people use hacking for either or.

28. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

i dont think android has been ported to the iphone 4 so that is invalid.. and if im getting hacking confused with roming/rooting than ur gettting hacking confused with jailbreaking…. and i have a mac and yes thats a great thing abotu macs.. much more freedom

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

jailbreaking is the same as roming/rooting on android. its just another term for the same thing. no, im definitely not confusing my terms. :) people have been hacking android onto iphones for a while now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46NJB5AtUqw&feature=watch_response

13. P-YWS

Posts: 143; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Didn't many people claim that Apple's OSs are always more solidly built and immued from unwanted attacks? The same group of people always claimed anything from Microsoft are crabs ... Can someone please advise me where the safe havens are? :(

20. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Black Berry I guess

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

there really isnt. Just dont download apps from unknown sites and dont download files from emails u dont know, and your fine.

7. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

iOS is extremely secure unless you follow the jailbreaking procedures. If you look at the Jailbreak apps that iOS a large majority of them are in the Android Market and don't require to root. Android you can get some pretty nasty stuff if you don't read what you install. iOS owners don't need to worry about what they install because Apps on the App store have less permissions than the apps for android. Really its pick your poison if you ask me.

14. P-YWS

Posts: 143; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Can any security expert, or hacker, please comment on Kjayhawak's claim " iOS is extremely secure ..."? I assume that the "root" process makes iOS system secured.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If you are wanting a secure OS, go with WP7 - hackers don't waste their time hacking low selling OSs.

17. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

if you like wp7 so much, why is your user name droid?

18. earle.evans

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

fa·ce·tious   [fuh-see-shuhs] Show IPA adjective 1. not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.

4. BlowJobs

Posts: 25; Member since: Jun 30, 2011

Apple pawned

5. mango.. unregistered

doesn't really matter since mangoes taste so much better than apples anyways..

16. P-YWS

Posts: 143; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Definitely, mango is a more precious (in terms of $ sign) fruit than apple. An analogy would be: wearing a suit made/branded with Hermes will always make prouder than if the suit is made/branded with Kenneth Cole!

10. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

haha whoever was arguing with me that there "wud never" be a iOS 5 jailbreak... well here u go...

11. Mooooo

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

When I owned the iPhony 3g i jailbroke it twice. It ran even worse with the jailbreak both times I tried. I realized it was not worth it at all. The only jailbreak I like is AC/DC's song of the same name.

19. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

I had my iPhone 3G jailbroken pretty much the entire time I owned it. Then I found out I could get all the features I liked about jailbreaking standard on Android, and I've never looked back.

12. BadAssAbe

Posts: 506; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

The only reason to buy an iphone is just to jailbreak. WIn

30. ste303 unregistered

yeah these same guys were spot on about their so called IPAD 2 jailbreak which never came, why should this be any different, all talk, no action..

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