iPhone Can Apple stop jailbreaking?

nullzero

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May 22, 2013
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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?
 

TC25

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Mar 28, 2011
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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.
 

bradl

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Jun 16, 2008
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They stopped jailbreaking with 613 and 614.
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.

BL.
 

nullzero

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

negativzero

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Jul 19, 2011
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I was talking about some hardware restriction in a new iPhone.
For example a chip that regurarly checks if the the software is untouched.
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.
 

tymaster50

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Oct 3, 2012
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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.
 

Yeezus

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May 20, 2013
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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.
I seriously doubt it
 

labman

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Jun 9, 2009
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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.)