Reboot iPhone Text Message Bug To Expedite Jailbreak iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4 Utility

Power Off, Reboot, iMessage Text to Aid iOS 8.3 Jailbreak for iOS 8.4 – Interestingly, late last evening a string of text went viral that causes an iOS device running 8.0 or higher (including iOS 8.3 and 8.4 beta 3) to appear as though it’s rebooting when a SMS text or iMessage is received containing said text. At this point, chances are good you’ve likely either heard of the aforementioned iOS glitch or experienced it firsthand. For those of you who have yet to test this bizarre phenomenon, you’ll find the exact characters that need be simply copied, pasted and texted to your friends (for testing purposes, of course). When we first caught wind of the mysterious combination of English, Arabic and Unicode characters that don’t play nicely with iOS, we immediately thought of jailbreaking, more specifically the exploitation of iOS 8.3 to create a new jailbreak utility to function pre- iOS 8.4, seeing as the issue will likely be rectified by the release. Beyond being incredibly annoying on the receiving end and possibly entertaining on the sending end (until the sender becomes the recipient), is it possible that a strange glitch could lead to the creation of a new jailbreak iOS 8.3 untethered solution? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t as simple as the question; yes, it could lead to a new jailbreak, but not directly. Of course, the true explanation is slightly more complex – to learn more about whether this discovery is actually useful to the jailbreak community at large, and for the text (educational purposes only), continue reading past the break. Continue reading… »

iOS 9 ‘Rootless’ Security: Jailbreaking Possible After iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4?

Post iOS 8.3 Jailbreak and 8.4, iOS 9’s “Rootless” Security – Yesterday, as the public waits for a new solution to jailbreak iOS 8.3 and the forthcoming iOS 8.4 firmware, interesting reports broke throughout the Apple blogosphere (originating from 9to5Mac) suggesting that iOS 9 will feature a new security initiative from Apple dubbed “Rootless“. While this isn’t the first time we’ve heard tale of increased security measures in the forthcoming iOS 9 release, in fact we recently covered it and dispelled rumors pertaining to the impossibility of jailbreaking post iOS 8.3, we now have additional information (alleged though it may be) as to how Apple may accomplish hindering future jailbreak development. To preface, both TaiG and Pangu have separately confirmed that they’re working on new jailbreak utilities independently (at least from what we know thus far) that are intended for iOS 8, specifically for iOS 8.4. However, as we’ve detailed a number of times, while iOS 8.3 remains the current public firmware, the next jailbreak utility, whether it be from TaiG or Pangu, will be heavily contingent upon iOS 8.4 and its release – see our past jailbreak article for further details. As for iOS 9 and the difficulties the jailbreak community may face moving forward beyond both iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4, continue past the break. Continue reading… »

iOS 8.3 And iOS 8.4 Jailbreak: Where Is It? 8.4’s Release Date After iOS 9 Reveal?

Jailbreak iOS 8.4 and iOS 8.3: Where is it? Release Date After iOS 9 Reveal? – With each passing day, Apple’s annual WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) draws closer and without a new jailbreak utility for iOS 8.3, the jailbreak community has one burning question in mind: “when will we receive a new jailbreak?” While the question is rightly just, TaiG and Pangu’s decision to wait to issue a new jailbreak utility makes sense from a logical standpoint. Quickly summarizing and reiterating the current jailbreak situation, following Apple’s patch of the Pangu8 jailbreak utility for iOS 8.0 through 8.1 with the release of iOS 8.1.1, TaiG swooped in to save the day and issued a brand new tool dubbed TaiGJBreak that functioned on iOS 8.0 through 8.1.1 and, later, iOS 8.1.2 (once Apple released it and failed to close the jailbreak). However, while Apple allowed the TaiG jailbreak 8.1.2 utility to remain unpatched for several months, the company eventually patched the last public untethered jailbreak with the release of iOS 8.1.3 in January. Catching up with current times, over the past five months or so Apple has issued both iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3, as well as numerous iOS 8.4 betas, which is slated for a release at an unknown time in the Spring of 2015. For those of you familiar with Apple’s typical schedule, WWDC always plays host to the unveiling of the next major iOS release (in 2015’s case, iOS 9) – in other words, is it possible that TaiG and Pangu’s work is already outdated and, if so, what’s the point of issuing an iOS 8.3 or iOS 8.4 jailbreak? For additional information on what to expect moving forward, continue reading. Continue reading… »

New Release: iOS 8.4 Beta 3, iOS 8.3 Jailbreak Or iOS 8.4 Jailbreak?

Apple Releases iOS 8.4 Beta 3, iOS 8.3 Jailbreak or iOS 8.4 – Today, as the majority of iOS 8 owners await the creation a new utility to liberate their devices and jailbreak iOS 8.3 (the current latest public firmware), Apple seeded the third beta iteration of iOS 8.4, being 8.4 beta 3, to registered developers. The new developer-exclusive release was issued two weeks following its predecessor’s appearance, with today’s version also available to select pre-determined public beta testers. iOS 8.4 beta 3 carries a minor build number revision over its predecessor of 12H4098c, versus 12H4086d, suggesting very slight revisions when compared to the second beta. Aside from the limited public beta program, today’s 8.4 beta 3 firmware can be downloaded through Apple’s dedicated iOS 8 Developer portal or via iOS’ built-in OTA (over-the-air) update feature for devices running either of the two previous 8.4 beta versions. As for jailbreaking though, in light of TaiG’s blatant patch with Apple’s January release of iOS 8.1.3, the public has remained vastly un-jailbroken for a number of months. Being unable to jailbreak iOS 8.3 Untethered, some new to the jailbreak scene have begun to worry that a tool won’t be released, but that’s simply not the case. iOS 8.4 may very well be jailbreaker’s salvation – for more information pertaining to the new 8.4 beta 3 release, as well as the next untethered jailbreak, continue reading past the jump. Continue reading… »

Jailbreak Post iOS 8.3 For iOS 9 Impossible? iOS 9 Security Improvements Rumored

Post iOS 8.3, 8.4 Jailbreak for iOS 9 to be Impossible? iOS 9’s Security – Without a new jailbreak utility since January of 2015, those who regrettably updated to or beyond iOS 8.1.3 (the firmware that patched the TaiG jailbreak) are undoubtedly questioning whether a jailbreak for iOS 8.3 will come into fruition prior to the release of either iOS 8.4 or iOS 9. As we highlighted in a recent post, while TaiG and Pangu have both confirmed that they’ll create a new jailbreak, the groups are faced with an incredibly tough decision: to jailbreak 8.3 or jailbreak 8.4. While the answer may sound obvious to those locked out of a jailbreak, it’s not that simple from a strategic standpoint (explained here). But we’re not going to focus on an iOS 8.3 jailbreak in today’s article, we’re here to talk about something that’s potentially much more dire, iOS 9. Apple’s next major firmware, being iOS 9, will be unveiled to the masses next month during the company’s annual WWDC, or World Wide Developers Conference, and released to developers. While it will certainly be exciting to glimpse the future of iOS, the firmware may very well increase the difficulty of jailbreak development exponentially – for more on a post iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4 jailbreak and iOS 9, continue on past the break. Continue reading… »

iOS 8.3 Jailbreak Or iOS 8.4 Jailbreak, TaiG And Pangu’s Difficult Decision

Jailbreak iOS 8.3 or iOS 8.4: TaiG and Pangu’s Difficult Decision – It’s no secret that the latest TaiG jailbreak was patched back in January by Apple’s iOS 8.1.3 firmware. Since then, Apple issued multiple updates, being iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3, namely to introduce Apple Watch support and revised emoji, respectively. Furthermore, with both of the aforementioned subsequent iOS releases, and with iOS 8.4 having entered its second round of developer beta testing earlier this week, what do we have to look forward to in 2015? Surprisingly, a lot, most prominently a new jailbreak for iOS 8, whether it’s intended to jailbreak iOS 8.3 or 8.4. Interestingly, while iOS 8.4 has already been jailbroken by i0n1c, as we stated in our dedicated coverage on the topic, don’t expect a release from the hacker who only formerly contributed to the jailbreak community – instead, we must turn toward TaiG and Pangu. It’s important to remember that i0n1c is in no way a reflection of either TaiG or Pangu, both of whom are the primary and active teams on the jailbreak scene and are our best hope for an iOS 8.4 or iOS 8.3 jailbreak. For additional information on both groups and their next utilities, continue reading past the break. Continue reading… »

Apple Released iOS 8.4 Beta 2, Jailbreak iOS 8.3 Or iOS 8.4 More Likely?

iOS 8.4 Beta 2 Released, New Jailbreak iOS 8.3 or iOS 8.4 Tool More Likely? – Today, swiftly following last Friday’s official release of the all-new Apple Watch, the company seeded the second beta iteration of iOS 8.4 to those enrolled in the official iOS developer program for the purpose of testing the next substantial iOS 8 update prior to its inevitable public release. The new iOS 8.4 beta 2 seed comes a mere two weeks following its predecessor’s release, with Apple having redirected their attention last week to the new Watch and its launch. Today’s beta carries a slightly revised build number of 12H4086d, versus the 12H4074d build number of 8.4 beta 1, suggesting only extremely minor revisions. As with all beta releases, today’s 8.4 beta 2 seed can be downloaded via Apple’s dedicated iOS Developer portal or as an OTA (over-the-air) update for those with iOS-based devices running the first 8.4 beta. With the current TaiG jailbreak having been patched by Apple with the release of iOS 8.1.3 some months ago, except for the updated tool to function on 8.2 betas 1 and 2 (both were issued prior to 8.1.3, and therefore didn’t include the aforementioned patch), those desperately seeking a new jailbreak are undoubtedly wondering whether there will be a new iOS 8.4 jailbreak upon the firmware’s public release or instead a jailbreak for 8.3, the current public firmware. Information surrounding today’s new release, as well as the next jailbreak utility, whether it’s intended for iOS 8.3 or iOS 8.4, can be found after the jump. Continue reading… »

Prepare For iOS 8.3 Jailbreak And Apple Watch, Proper 8.3 Update Guide

How to Update for Future iOS 8.3 Jailbreak and Apple Watch – Today, a sizable portion of iPhone jailbreakers find that the moment of reckoning is upon them in light of the Apple Watch’s official release in 9 countries. However, prior to being able to fully use the device, one must update their iPhone 5 or higher (including the 5c, 5c, and the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus) to at least iOS 8.2, if not the current iOS 8.3 public firmware. That poses serious complications for those currently jailbroken on either > iOS 8.1.2 or iOS 8.2 betas 1 or 2 (both are jailbreakable, yet neither support the Apple Watch), as the latest TaiG jailbreak was officially patched by Apple with iOS 8.1.3. Having said that, while i0n1c successfully achieved an Untethered iOS 8.4 jailbreak on the first beta version of the firmware, and both Pangu and TaiG are confirmed to be creating new untethered jailbreak iOS 8.3 utilities, what about right now? Currently, as of writing this article, a jailbreak doesn’t exist for either of the aforementioned public firmwares that support Apple’s hottest post-PC wearable, so for those of you who already purchased the device and plan on receiving it either today or in the near future, you’ll need to leave the comfort of your jailbreak and update to iOS 8.3 – but like most things in life, there’s a right way and a wrong way to update. In light of that glaring fact, we’re going to guide you through the proper update procedure in today’s article – make the jump past the break to learn how to properly update to iOS 8.3 with the intent of jailbreaking when a new utility is released. Continue reading… »

Jailbreak iOS 8.4 And iOS 8.3 Achieved, And Teased, By i0n1c – Release Unlikely

iOS 8.4 Jailbreak and iOS 8.3 Jailbreak Achieved by i0n1c, Teaser Hints at Unlikely Release – Earlier today, hacker Stefan Esser (better known online as i0n1c) released a video flaunting his latest alleged achievement: an iOS 8.4 beta 1 jailbreak, which presumably includes its predecessor, the latest public firmware, iOS 8.3. Given that TaiG was patched by Apple with the release of iOS 8.1.3, the public has been in desperate need of a new jailbreak utility to function on and, in turn, jailbreak either iOS 8.3 or the forthcoming iOS 8.4 firmware. However, such a tool will more than likely won’t come into fruition as the result of today’s jailbreak 8.4 teaser video posted by the aforementioned hacker who pulled a similar stunt last year with his so-called, and self-proclaimerd, “cyberelevat0r” jailbreak. For those of you who are either new to the world of jailbreaking or who simply require a reminder, approximately 11 months ago, i0n1c (a hacker who previously contributed willingly to the jailbreak community) posted a similar video as the one that’s propagating throughout the Apple blogosphere today that showcased a potential new jailbreak solution for iOS 7.1.1, a firmware that, like today’s iOS 8.1.3, iOS 8.2 and 8.3 releases, patched the current Untethered jailbreak at the time: evasi0n7. While it’s best not to put much stock in i0n1c’s latest work, the potential that it may influence the future of jailbreaking still exists. For more details on the purported iOS 8.4 and iOS 8.3 jailbreak, continue reading. Continue reading… »

iOS 8.3 Jailbreak TaiG Tool Expedited By Apple Watch, Will You Update?

TaiG iOS 8.3 Jailbreak Tool Expedited by Apple Watch, Will You Update? – Since iOS 8.1.3’s release in January those who either restore their devices or purchase new devices running said firmware or later have been unable to jailbreak, the same applies to iOS 8.3 (the latest public firmware). While there isn’t a jailbreak iOS 8.3 solution as of writing this article, both TaiG and now, thankfully, Pangu have confirmed the development of a new jailbreak utility, which will inevitably support the latest public firmware. While the public was under the impression that a new jailbreak would present itself prior to April 24th (we’ll explain why we’re referencing the 24th in particular shortly), it doesn’t appear as though it will happen and, as each day passes, the possibility is becoming increasingly less likely. As we’ve stated before, new jailbreak utilities take hundreds of hours to develop, from exploitation discovery to coding and an extraordinary amount of testing, as explained in the video we’ve taken the liberty of embedding below for an excellent audible representation of the jailbreak concept in a nutshell. For details on why this coming Friday is so important, the next jailbreak, iOS 8.4 and iOS 8.3, continue reading past the jump. Continue reading… »

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