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Does this mean Jailbreaking might be a thing again? I've been wanting to use some iOS devices (like 6 and newer) for some projects and now jailbreaking is super dead. I am not an embedded wizard, but I think it's pretty hard to get a new bootloader on an iOS device currently. Does anyone have better info on that?



Wasn't an iOS 11 jailbreak announced just the other day? I don't think the scene is dead at all, it's just that many of us who once used jailbreaks on every iOS version no longer do and don't follow those news anymore.


There's also the fact that if you have an exploit for a recent iPhone, that can sell for upwards of a million dollars (edit: $1.5 million for a remote jailbreak with persistence: https://www.zerodium.com/program.html).

If you have the capabilities to hack the iPhone you are then faced with a question - do you release it for free or do you sell it for a million dollars.

A million dollars is life changing enough that many hackers will take that option.


You presumably could do both, sell it for a million dollars, and then send an email to apple as well. I'm sure the terms of the sale stipulate you can't share it with anyone else, but if you can hack the iPhone but can't figure out how to send anonymous email to Apple, you are doing something wrong.


According to zerodium's faq, there are bonuses for exploits that meet specific lifespan requirements.


I haven't tried in a long time. I just remember this Motherboard [1] article from June.

I think I heard that Cydia was shutting down? I ran into the founder at Defcon last year, he didn't say much about it going the way of the dodo, but I don't know anyone who jailbreaks really anymore.

Recently I just had some projects come up that could greatly benefit from a jailbroken iphone for some AR installation stuff so I thought this was interesting. Maybe I should give it a go.

[1] https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/8xa4ka/iphone-jai...




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