Bad News For The JAILBREAK Community !

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Tig Bitties, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. Tig Bitties macrumors 68030

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    http://www.forbes.com/profile/luca-todesco/

    Whelp, the Luca JB scene is dead now, Apple bought him out;

    Luca is one of a handful of security researchers handpicked by Apple to take part in its bug bounty programme. At just 19, he's one of the best known iPhone hackers in the world, finding significant bugs before reporting them to Apple or using them for iOS jailbreaks.

     
  2. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    At least it's not, like, a breaking news article or something - they had to have had that 30 under 30 in the works for a while. So it seems unlikely that he joined this program in the ten days since his last tweet about a 10.2 jb? So hopefully there will still be that, if he has to give it up soon.

    Man, I hope so, anyhow - my iPad is still on freaking 7.0, because I keep missing the window to jailbreak new versions, and I've been watching closely now to try and not miss my chance to upgrade this time....
     
  3. tommikinder macrumors newbie

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    Same! I really hope I catch the next release in time, my iPad mini is still on 8 :(
    I wish there was an email service to let us know about releases straight away lol
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    That would require an organized JB dev community acting as one entitity.

    That is not going to happen and never will happen. Too many independent thinkers or small groups who do this on their own for their own reasons. A central entity or authority would demand some loss of power or control that they would never be willing to surrender.
     
  5. tommikinder macrumors newbie

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    I know, that's why I added lol at the end :p
     
  6. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, it would just require one person who watches JB news obsessively, who starts an email list people can sign up for and sends mail to the list everytime anyone releases a new JB.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You're right.

    But even that person would be behind the curve. The moment they know, so would anyone else that is watching obsessively but doesn't bother to do this.

    And what about fake signaling? Mass emails only to find out the information was wrong or incomplete?

    No, for this to work someone on the inside would have to do it.
     
  8. bufffilm, Jan 20, 2017
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    Did he really discover that many new exploits or was he living off the rep of that one exploit that he never made public which Apple never plugged???

    I think the latter, but I really don't care. I think his importance in the JB scene was overrated, but that's my non-expert opinion.

    /* shrug shoulders/
     
  9. 007p, Jan 21, 2017
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    You know that he joined the program months ago right?

    The video is so misinformed it's horrible.

    The Forbes article was not announcing anything new, just stating that he is a part of the program, and has been since it started - wasn't the program announced back at Blackhat?

    Luca even stated on twitter that the jailbreak had limited support for 6s models because he lost his 6s when he went to Apple....

    This had no effect on him releasing Yalu, and it sure as hell won't be the reason he can't update it in the future. I wish that video could be removed as it does nothing but spread lies.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasb...le-iphone-hacker-meet-cupertino/#3672b5b47e29


     
  10. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    But the email list wouldn't be for people watching obsessively, it'd be for people like me and tommikinder who keep missing JBs because we don't have time to watch obsessively.

    I dunno, the first time they send out a wrong email, they'd probably lose subscribers. *shrug* It's no less accurate than googling, which will ALWAYS show you a jailbreak for like every version because there are a ton of sites out there ready to take your money in exchange for their "jailbreak".

    You clearly don't need such a thing, but personally I'd rather have gotten a false positive email now and then than be stuck on iOS 7 in 2017 and only be able to download about one out of every five apps in the app store, which is where I am now.
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Personally, I'd rather be back on iOS 6.1 with my Evasi0n jailbreak. There's nothing I do now that I didn't do then and there are no apps that require iOS 9 or 10 that are so important to me that I'd have to sacrafice iOS 6 for them. My usage of my phone hasn't changed since 2009.

    But I get where you're coming from.
     
  12. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    I honestly probably wouldn't care either, except that my 5-year-old uses my iPad as much as I do and has outgrown most of the apps I downloaded for him when he was 3. :) And it's getting harder and harder to find apps for him that will work on 7.0...
     
  13. bufffilm Suspended

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    Do you have the Air2 or something older?

    If the former, I'd upgrade to latest iOS (ios9 isn't signed anymore) and give up the JB. If the latter, then you decide after weighing the pros and cons.

    As for keeping track of latest JB news, it's pretty easy. Just check this forum once a week.

    If there is real JB news, it will be mentioned here. Don't have to bother with Google.
     
  14. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    LOL! I solved that issue. Unfortunately, it took my daughter putting a dent in my iPad.

    My mom gave me my dad's old LG G-Pad tablet for Christmas since my dad never used it (he's in his 80s). I downloaded all the apps my daughter normally uses to this Android tablet and my daughter has to suffer with the slowness of it.

    That's what she gets for being careless though. Haven't even finished paying off the iPad and she dents it!

    If she breaks this device I'll be disappointed but won't care too much (don't tell her that) because it's plastic all the way around (including the screen).

    The only thing keeping me sane about the dent is the fact that I had planned to upgrade to an iPad Pro later this year.
     
  15. Manatlt macrumors 6502a

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    Apple hiring hackers who worked on past jailbreaks. Trying to get rid of future jailbreaks.

    My iPad Pro still suck on iOS 9.3.3 JB. Looks like it maybe the last.
     
  16. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    So besides Luca it is: @comex, @ih8sn0w, @i0n1c and @windknown... the top of the jailbreaking community....
    @comex has worked for Apple before, he mentioned in that period he had to sign a strict confidentiality clause.

    mmmm this could be a huge blow for jailbreaking....
     

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