iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak untethered for iPhone 5S / 5c / 4S / 5 / 4 is not available to public yet though several hackers managed to create programs that can jailbreak this firmware version. Hackers have added videos of their jailbroken smartphones to YouTube and mentioned the happy news via Twitter accounts. Once Winocm and i0n1c have proved that iPhone 5S jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 is possible, the exploit was developed by two followers, Tielei Wang and Yeongjin Jang from GTISC.
The video that lasts for about 4 minutes displays the jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 iPhone 5S in action. Mr. Jang has also shown how he installs a program distantly on his smartphone. The unsigned application works on a jailbroken device.
Unlike jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 untethered from i0n1c, the exploit found by GTISC hackers is tethered. This is still the jailbreak and even though it requires to use a recovery program after each reboot it still can support jailbroken tweaks and apps.
According to Jang, he used the sandbox bypass, root and codesign bypass to jailbreak his iPhone 5S. It is not know whether this hacker used the similar jailbreaking method as i0n1c and winocm, as he gives no explanations of the exact process
While Apple has just released the iOS 8 which might be jailbroken in the future, hackers keep working on jailbreaking previous firmware version. Stefan Essar [i0n1c] has created iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak untethered program that works on his iPhone 5c.
He has even posted a video that proves untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 to be real. The program is named Cyberelevat0r. The video isn’t too long. It just displays all the features and changes released in this firmware version and Cydia on the Home screen.
iOS 7.1.1 Jailbreak Untethered Shown by Hacker i0n1c
You can also notice the About menu that confirms the smartphone is truly jailbroken and this is a working iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak for the iPhone 5c. The gadget also shows different programs being launched, including iFile app and Cydia app store. The status of this jailbreak is untethered. Hacker reboots his cell phone and opens Cydia once again to confirm this fact.
No matter how great this jailbreak can be once becoming public, it is most likely that Essarwon’t release it and iOS 7.1 jailbreak Evasi0n update or other program will come sooner. This hacker has helped in utility development in the past but he doesn’t like doing this now. His discovery, however, can help the Evad3rs team or pod2g hacker to create and launch jailbreaks for iOS 8 and 7.1.1 later this year.
For now you can simply watch Cyberelevat0r jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 posted by i0n1c. You should also remember that there are no public jailbreak for versions 7.1, 7.1.1 and 8 beta yet so any website that promises you such an offer is just a scam. Once the jailbreaks are released to iPhone and iPad users, they will be free to use and all hackers will mention the news on their Twitter accounts.
The release for the new firmware for Apple mobile devices makes users curious about the iOS 8 jailbreak status. Developers and some ordinary users are already testing the first beta while a lot of iPhone and iPad owners don’t hurry to install it and keep reading iOS 8 news to learn when this program is to be released.
Can you jailbreak iOS 8 now? The beta version can be installed by a lot of us, however, only hackers are able to jailbreak this firmware. Stefan Essar is a well-known hacker [his nickname is i0n1c] who recently posted a good message on his Twitter account assuring that Apple hasn’t killed any of the exploits important for iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak.
Status of Jailbreak for iOS 8 Devices: Hacker i0n1c Has Good News
This means that iOS 8 beta jailbreak is possible. At least the company hasn’t patched important exploits and this is a good news for everyone who is looking for the possibility of jailbreaking in the future. As Essar says, tests have shown that the new firmware version 8 hasn’t fixed anything: “Dumped kernel fine.” However, Apple has changed this code and patches cannot be found.
The hacker will work on jailbreak for iOS 8 beta. He has plans for code fixing and he wants to make his program capable of untethered jailbreaking iOS 7.1.1compatible with the new version 8. He is sure that a couple of hours of working and the jailbreak will become iOS 8 beta compatible.
Earlier i0n1c has created Cyberelevat0r jailbreak for firmware 7.1.1 that is completely untethered. Don’t be too happy thought as Apple still has time to close all the holes in the code before making iOS 8 public.
Anyone who is interested in jailbreaking iOS 6.1.3 untethered is offered to take a course organized by i0n1c. It will take place in Germany and last for 5 days this September. The price is pretty expensive. Right now the entering fess is 4,000 EUR and it will become even higher for users who purchase their tickets later this summer.
There is still no jailbreaking solution for iOS 6.0 / 6.0.1 but many folks are wondering about iOS 6.1 jailbreak and its future possibilities. Well, I got bad news from i0n1c about iOS 6.1 jailbreak status.
A week ago Apple has rolled out another test, the fourth beta version of the operating system iOS 6.1 for developers. But if you have not developer account you can download iOS 6.1 beta 4 using direct links. This is the last beta version for developers officially released by the company before public iOS 6.1 release somewhere in January.
Users of iDevices running on iOS 6 and iOS 6.0.1 are awaiting for untethered jailbreak for many weeks and hope to have the ability to exploit the entire potential of the products. However, there is information based on well-known hacker i0n1c, who took part in the development of untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.3. He said that we will never see iOS 6.0.1 / 6 untethered jailbreak for the public.
Leaving comments around the launch of Dream jailbreak on December 22. DreamJB is the creator of that exploit and he promises to produce open-source solution for hacking iPhone 5 along with other iDevices running on iOS 6.0.1 and 6.
After several years of silence, Stefan Esser, known on the web under the name i0n1c, decided to come back to jailbreak untethered iOS 6 on iPhone and iPad. Just recently hacker has written that in the coming days he will make a few posts about the vulnerabilities in iOS 6. You may know that there are many iOS 6 exploits like in Safari that hackers can use for different things.
Big event may take place in the Hack In The Box security conference (HITBSecConf) in Okura Hotel in Amsterdam. This can be the date of iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak release.
The security conference in Amsterdam will be lasting from May 21 to the 25. HITB security conference is sponsored by RIM and Microsoft.
A couple of hours ago we wrote you that pod2g predicted release of untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 would come in two weeks. You can read about this too.
iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak was made by i0n1c just a half an hour ago after the update was released. That’s some real skills, isn’t it? That’s sure a result of his jailbreaking experience and ability to jailbreak iOS 5.1 but he still did it very fast. As you can read in our previous post iOS 5.1.1 was released two months after iOS 5.1 release. It brought some slight fixes and new features as well as security improvements. Users that will update to iOS 5.1.1 will be able to take HDR photos by using lock screen photo shortcut, sync Safari bookmarks with Reading list, prevent iPad 3 from automatic accidental change between 2G and 3G networks, AirPlay video playback bug fixes and some others.
As you can see no major productivity improvements were introduced. What is more important is that Apple fixed URL spoofing vulnerability in Safari. Malicious sites had possibility to put their URL instead of the address user trusts and grab some sensitive information like passwords, logins, even credit card numbers and so on.
Thanking to i0n1c users will get iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak and will be able to run Cydia on most recent iOS. But to be honest German hacker isn’t in a rush with iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak public release. That’s what he wrote in his Twitter earlier:
From one side this is just great news because it proofs that iPad 3 can be jailbroken on iOS 5.1.1 but from the other side we shouldn’t hope that he will release the solution any time soon. i0n1c is known for his position about jailbreaking. He recently was discussing his position with other hackers via Twitter and the main points were: is jailbreaking piracy or not, should they earn money from it or not and should they proceed with it at all. That’s some of i0n1c’s ironic tweets on the subject:
Should he release iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak for A5 devices soon or ever? That’s only personal decision. As mentioned guys in comments on idownloadblog it’s like one worked hard, made his millions and bought a Ferrari. Should he now let everyone drive his new car or just post photos on his blog and in social networks? What do you think of it? What would you do if you were i0n1c? Let us know by commenting this post below or reply to us on Facebook and Twitter.
Update: If there is need to downgrade iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 5.0.1 or iOS 5.0 you can use this link and perform that.
After our last article about untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 we lost our hope to see it. But after recent conversation between famous hackers pod2g and Stefan Esser we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Austrian hacker @westbaer found kernel vulnerability for upcoming untethered jailbreak from pod2g. And this gave a chance to find other exploits.
This kernel exploit has additionally been proved to be among the 5-6 exploits, that are necessary for untethered 5.1 jailbreak. It is great that pod2g is discussing the details after i0n1c tweeted to the world that the jailbreak community is currently down to only one kernel hackers, talking about pod2g.
Below you can read the tweets by Stefan Esser and pod2g concerning the works they’ve been performing this exploit and what they’ve to accomplish down the road.
As per the tweet by Stefan Esser, you can notice that no matter by whom the vulnerability is located by. What matters is who does the exploit. Whilst in the tweet by pod2g you get the proof that the kernel exploits is necessary for hackers to carry out the iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak. As per pod2g, they are dealing with a puzzle of exploits that they must resolve.
As you see, it is good news. Some other guise as Nicholas Haunold makes contribution to future jailbreak and help pod2g to complete it.
As outlined by @p0sixninja there exists 7 exploits, and five of them will assist in beating the Technical obstacles while the remaining 2 will be for skipping the legal issues.
So I think that it is not long to wait and soon we will see iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak.
Leave your thoughts about this new information concerning so desirable jailbreak in the comment section below.