Avoiding 6.1.3, P0d2g Updates to iOS 7, New Bootrom Jailbreak?
Today, following Monday’s public preview and developer-exclusive release of iOS 7 beta 1, pod2g (famed jailbreaker and contributing member of the evad3rs Dev Team) informed his followers via a quick tweet that he’s updated his daily iPhone to the first version of 7.0. As the majority of our readers are already aware, when iOS 6.1.3 was issued to the public, the firmware corrected a number of vulnerabilities that evasion exploits to achieve an Untethered iOS 6.0 through 6.1.2 jailbreak. Although the hackers on the iOS scene aren’t planning on releasing a 6.1.3 jailbreak, they are developing tools for future iOS 7 firmwares.
With today’s news of pod2g updating to iOS 7, the fact that the hacker will work on creating a new jailbreak is indisputable. After all, it was pod2g himself who confirmed the evad3rs plans to release an updated utility for an upcoming “major [iOS] release”.
Of course, while the hackers won’t release an updated jailbreak utility for iOS 6.1.3, as the firmware isn’t substantial enough, they’ll certainly issue a public utility sometime after iOS 7 is released to the public and the next iPhone is launched sometime this fall.
Additionally, p0sixninja (former leader of the Chronic Dev Team and prominent hacker) sent a rather interesting tweet to his followers, in which he stated the following, “… redsn0w sucks. I wish someone would make something better :-P”.
Previously, p0sixninja stated that he plans on developing a new bootrom-based jailbreak, which just so happens to be the type of jailbreak redsn0w is. For those of you who are unaware, a bootrom jailbreak takes advantage of a hardware exploit that’s impossible for Apple to patch without releasing entirely new devices, which is why the exploits that power redsn0w have survived since 2010.
Without reading too much into it, p0sixninja’s latest tweet may be an indication of what’s to come for the future of jailbreaking and, if that’s the case, it will certainly solidify the jailbreak community for years to come.
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