Five Userland Exploits Found For iPhone 5 And iPad 2 Jailbreak By Chronic-Dev Team
This is one of those news which jailbreakers wait for as soon as Apple releases a new product. Talking at MyGreatFest p0sixninja member of Chronic Dev Team announced that they’ve found 5 different user-land exploits to jailbreak upcoming iPhone5 and iPad 2 untethered.
This is for the first time in the history of jailbreaking that any dev has found more than one exploit for any specific device. But these are not bootrom level exploits and can be patched with minor iOS upgrade. The beauty of bootrom level exploit is that it’s a low level exploit and it can only be patched by revising an hardware. Yes, a minor iOS upgrade cannot patch low level exploits. Which means, once A5 chip which is currently being used in iPad 2 releases in iPhone 5 it will be jailbroken immediately. But unfortunately no bootrom level exploit has been found in A5 chip as yet but it’s being worked on by both Chronic and iPhone-Dev teams.
If they manage to find a bootrom level exploit in A5 chip then Apple will only be able to patch that exploit by revising A5 design which is very unlikely. Apple revised iPhone 3GS back in 2009 when a low-level bootrom exploit 24kpwn was found by pod2g who was also a member of Chronic-Dev team back then. A low level boot-rom exploit limera1n was also found in Apple’s A4 chip by famous GeoHot which is still being used in iPad 1 and iPhone 4 jailbreak. Limera1n pwned iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS (New Bootrom), iPad and iPod Touch 4g for life. Limera1n is still used by Dev Teams to jailbreak current iOS devices except iPad 2 which has A5 chip and the only way to jailbreak iPad 2 is JailbreakMe 3.0 by comex which a user-land and most easiest jailbreak ever.
Chronic-dev teams know where user-land based exploit exist in iOS 5 and if they keep it low and away from Apple then we might see an immediate iPhone 5 unethered jailbreak right after it’s release. P0sixninja of Chronic-Dev team also mentioned during his session at MyGreatFest that if they had iPhone 5 right now they would’ve jailbreaked it right away.
He also told that upcoming iPhone 5 jailbreak will be created by combining all these 5 userland exploits. They did not release more details about these exploits because of obvious reasons.
We can expect an untethered iPhone 5 jailbreak immediately after it’s launch which is reportedly in coming weeks. iPad 2 users who have not jailbroken their iPads because they upgraded their iOS firmware would be able to jailbreak their iPad 2s untethered with these exploits. iPhone 5 untethered jailbreak by Chronic-Dev team would be a great come-back in jailbreak scene as they’ve been little out since Greepois0n untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1.
We will keep you updated about this, stay tuned!