Apple has purportedly already fixed exploits used for iOS 7 jailbreak

iOS 7 on iPhone 5C

Watching the iOS 7 jailbreak develop has been interesting, but a bit of concerning news has popped up on Twitter this past weekend. Jailbreak developer iH8sn0w, known for Sn0wbreeze and other tools, tweeted yesterday saying that iOS 7.1 has fixed the ”mobilebackup2 exploit to write to /var via the MediaDomain symlink.” This came as a response to someone asking if it was safe, in iH8sn0w’s opinion, to upgrade to iOS 7.1 beta 2. (more…)

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Chronic Dev Team “Aren’t Going Anywhere Just Yet”

Earlier this week, it was brought to our attention that the Chronic Dev Team had finally shut down after a good, long 3 years.  They have been dedicated in providing the community with constant free jailbreaks, including the relatively recent ‘corona’ untether for iOS 5.1.1.  And today, unlike what most have assumed since the announcement of the “evad3rs“, they have announced that their role in the jailbreaking community is yet to be finished. The Chronic Dev Team posted the tweet above stating that they “aren’t going anywhere just yet.

Currently, the Chronic Dev Team is composed of @p0sixninjaninja, @pod2g, @pimskeks, and other members who have faithfully stuck around since 2009.  But as time passes by, this team has slowly been disbanding, and most of its members have gone their separate ways.  Most notably is the recent group formed by @planetbeing, @pimskeks, @pod2g, and @MuscleNerd.
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The Future of Jailbreaking is “Looking Bright”

Today is a great day as some news surfaces on Twitter about the status of the long-awaited iOS 6 jailbreak. Famous iOS hacker @planetbeing last night tweeted that he has made some significant progress towards a jailbreak for the newer iOS devices and that the future is “looking bright.” He also tweeted a few days ago showing that he and @pod2g are collaborating on the effort.

Pod2g has finally released his first App Store application, and evidenced by the tweet above, has a little more time on his hands to spend on working on a jailbreak.

What exactly these tweets mean is yet to be seen, but we do know that we won’t be seeing a jailbreak until iOS 6.1 is released. Luckily, as we posted yesterday, iOS 6.1 is probably just around the corner. That doesn’t mean that a jailbreak for said software will also be available, but evidenced by what we’ve seen so far, a jailbreak will in all likelihood be coming eventually. Before iOS 7 at the very least.

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Pod2g App Store App Releases Tomorrow

Without a doubt, Pod2g is a pretty busy man. He is known for having developed the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak and was also the one to bring attention to how closed iOS is.  That said, these projects are not the only thing keeping Pod2g busy as he has finally finished his first application submitted for App Store approval.

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iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G Now Compatible with iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak

Infamous iOS hacker pod2g has been working feverishly on the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak for nearly all devices, just a few days ago confirming that the jailbreak works successfully with the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and original iPad. The week prior, the hacker confirmed that the jailbreak also works with the iPhone 4 and new iPad.

At the time, however, he said that the third-generation iPod touch and iPhone 3GS with newer bootrom were incompatible with the jailbreak because the kernel vulnerability did not work. Fortunately, pod2g has tweeted that he has “found a way through” for the iPod touch 3G and iPhone 3GS, meaning that the jailbreak will indeed work on those older devices when it drops in just a few weeks.

Jailbreaking allows you to install third-party applications, tweaks, mods, themes, useful utilities, and other content — called “packages” — from Cydia, the jailbreak equivalent of the App Store on iOS. Jailbreaking essentially allows for you to further customize and enhance your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad beyond the limits that Apple imposes.

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Here is the Latest Status on the iOS 5.1 Jailbreak

We know that the jailbreaking community is anxiously awaiting the release of an untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak, and we have the latest ETA about that project. Infamous hacker pod2g has provided a status update for the iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak on Twitter, noting that the jailbreak might still be one or two months away from public release.

ETA for 5.1 JB: no clue! We’re going to set pieces of the puzzle together this week. We could have issues… Could be 1 month maybe 2… Maybe never… (!) … I know 1 month seems long, but it’s short to work on a project like this when it’s a hobby and you’ve other things to do as well.

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Progress is Made on iOS 5.1 Untethered Jailbreak

Infamous hacker pod2g has provided a status update for the iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak, claiming that his team of developers have all of the exploits required for a new jailbreak and are now working on bypassing ASLR, a security measure introduced by Apple in iOS 4.3. Both the iPhone Dev-Team and Chronic Dev Team are working closely with pod2g to release an untethered jailbreak for A5- and A5X-powered devices — the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and new iPad — running iOS 5.1.

Older A4-powered devices, such as the iPhone 4 and latest iPod touch, currently have the luxury of a tethered jailbreak on iOS 5.1 courtesy of redsn0w, but the team is also working on bringing the untethered treatment to these older devices as well. Read on for the full status update. (more…)

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