iPhone Can Apple stop jailbreaking?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by nullzero, May 22, 2013.

  1. nullzero macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2013
    Jailbreaking is getting harder and harder. Each time we wait longer for the jailbreak than before.
    Bootrom cannot even be dumped beginning from iPhone 4S. No re-restore and SHSH blobs are useless. Jailbreaks are only relying on iOS security holes.
    Is it possible that Apple builds in such a hardware protection that cannot be passed (without opening the phone)? Do you think they will do it?
  2. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Mar 28, 2011
    Apple is closing security holes, which has a side effect of making jailbreaking more difficult and therefore time consuming. Eventually, it will not be worth the effort.

    As a newbie, you would not know this topic has been covered every time a new release of iOS is pending. Same questions and same answers each time.
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Not possible to make anything unhackable.
    If one man can put it together another one can take it apart and find flaws in the code.
  4. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    Yup. Theres always a back door. ;) wargames reference intended.
  5. hackthatphone macrumors 68000


    Jul 28, 2010
  6. bradl macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2008
    Sorry, but this is wrong. They didn't 'stop' jailbreaking with 6.1.3 and 6.1.4.

    They found it to be a waste of time to even attempt to jailbreak 6.1.3 or 6.1.4, as it would give Apple the chance to patch the exploits that they have.

    They are saving the use of those exploits for iOS 7.x and concentrating their efforts towards that.

  7. nullzero thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2013
    I was talking about some hardware restriction in a new iPhone.
    For example a chip that regurarly checks if the the software is untouched.
  8. negativzero macrumors 6502a

    Jul 19, 2011
    There is already codesigning in the bootrom and thats been beaten before.
    As long as there is code, it will always be there to be cracked.
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Hardware restriction means software loaded onto the hardware.
    Makes no difference, it can still be bypassed.
  10. tymaster50 macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    They can't stop it however they can severely impede it. Like they already have. iOS 6 came out like what September 19th with betas before that and the official jailbreak didn't come out until February 4th. True that some of the guys did have it a few months prior but it wasn't perfect then we had the whole "not enough donations to release" campaign by that one ex-hacker.
  11. Yeezus macrumors member

    May 20, 2013
    I seriously doubt it
  12. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    Hopefully this "another one" could take a look at the ATV3 ;)
  13. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    there will always be away the bigger question will the elite hackers be willing to put forth the huge effort it takes. (I think so and I hope so.)

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