Apple hasn’t even announced iOS 7 yet, but that hasn’t stopped well-known iOS hacker Joshua Hill (p0sixninja) from working on a jailbreak for the forthcoming software update. And, according to a recent tweet, it appears that significant progress has been made on that front.
Early yesterday, the hacker — writing in first person — claimed that “iOS 7 is mine” after he finishes the codesign exploit. That brief comment is open for speculation, but it’s most likely that the hacker means that he will have full control over the next major iOS version when it is released.
— Joshua Hill (@p0sixninja) May 30, 2013
A few months ago, Hill tweeted that it was likely he would be working on the iOS 7 jailbreak solo, instead of joining a team like the Evad3rs or largely defunct Chronic-Dev. At the time, he also claimed that he has discovered almost all of the necessary exploits for another jailbreak, one that appears to be on the verge of materializing.
Evad3rs haven't gone anywhere, I've just discovered all the needed exploits on my own over the past few months
— Joshua Hill (@p0sixninja) March 29, 2013
Since it remains unknown what security improvements Apple might make in iOS 7, it is impossible to guarantee a jailbreak at this time; however, the prospect of an exploit being compatible appears highly likely at this point. It also looks like hackers will be holding off on releasing any sort of jailbreak method for iOS 6.1.3 or later.