iOS hacker shows off iOS 9.3.2 JailbreakMe-inspired jailbreak, but a release is unlikely

By on May 29, 2016 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

Luca Todesco, better known around iOS hacking circles as qwertyoruiop, has released a video showcasing an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak. The jailbreak, which is performed on a sixth-generation iPod touch, is performed in a style that’s similar to Comex’s famous JailbreakMe release for iOS 4.3.3 and below.

While it’s highly unlikely that this jailbreak release will ever see the light of day, the video is fairly convincing, and Todesco is a well-known hacker who has the credentials that lend to the video’s validity.

This isn’t the first time that Todesco has shown off jailbreak-related YouTube videos, and it likely won’t be the last time. This latest video is particularly intriguing, because it appears to use a browser based exploit, in a similar vein as JailbreakMe.

Browser-based exploits like JailbreakMe are well-remembered because of their ease of use. It’s simply a matter of visiting a web page, tapping a link, and waiting for the jailbreak process to complete. Afterwards, Cydia appears on the Home screen ready to use. The situation is similar for the method that is shown off in the video below.

Most of the other jailbreak’s that we’ve seen over the years depend on PCs or Macs, requiring jailbreakers to connect their devices to a computer. With a browser-based exploit, only an Internet connection on the iOS device is required.

Todesco has been credited by Apple in the past for security fixes related to both iOS and OS X. Although we’ve yet to garner all of the details related to the jailbreak showcased in this video, it holds more weight than the dozens of random Joes that claim to have a jailbreak without any reasonable credentials to back up such claims.

What do you think? Will we see another jailbreak for iOS 9.x?

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