Chronic dev team releases app to crowdsource iOS jailbreaking

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by spacehog371, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. spacehog371 macrumors regular

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    http://www.jailbreakstatus.com/2011...eases-project-to-crowdsource-ios-jailbreakin/

    Basically instead of sending your crash reports to Apple, this application will send all of your crash reports to the dev team, helping them to discover new ways to jailbreak apple devices. It also prevents iTunes from sending any crash reports... will be running this once on all of my computers.

    I had a couple hundred bug reports from each of my devices. I'm curious how many other people have?
     
  2. complexcommunic macrumors regular

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    This is excellent! Crowdsourcing is a great idea for such a tough job.
     
  3. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Excellent? It means exploits are harder to find. How is that 'excellent'?:rolleyes:
     
  4. kapolani macrumors regular

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    Reading comprehension is your friend.

    Exploits are harder to find. They release a product that helps them find exploits. 2 + 2 = 4.
     
  5. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, reading comprehension is my friend but clearly is not yours.

    The whole reason for this 'product' is because Apple is closing loopholes, which is a bad thing. Wise up.
     
  6. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    No, Apple closing loopholes is a good thing. The only people I want exploiting my phone OS is chronic dev_team.. not any old yaywho that can do a little coding. Make it harder than most amateur hackers care to deal with, thanks Apple. God forbid we otherwise would end up with an Android like eco-system.. where your family is not safe from your OS. ;)

    I helped. Dl'ed CDevReporter and found 705 reports, had to attempt the report about five times for a 100% successfull upload. Go dev_team! :cool:
     
  7. kapolani macrumors regular

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    Not very bright are you?

    This is true: Apple is closing loopholes. Correct?

    A tool has been released to help dev team find new loop holes. Correct?

    Apple would be finding ways to close exploits even if this software were not released. This is true.

    Therefore, it is a good thing that this tool has been released.

    Q.E.D.
     
  8. The Highlander macrumors 6502

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    Honestly....

    The only way this will get done is if the jailbreak gets commercialized.

    They NEED to charge for the jailbreak. It's a 5 year old software that has been polished and repolished and repolished. The starting up tech savy people that do this on their free time are not cutting it anymore. They need full time coders to get this done.

    Look at windows phone.
     
  9. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Exploits are getting harder to find. Only dimbulbs would find this to be good news.
     
  10. BlizzardBolt macrumors 6502

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    Kapolani sees this as a positive for finding loopholes to jailbreak.

    TC25 views this as a negative since loopholes are patched and this is a desperate move by the dev team to try to acquire loopholes not discovered by Apple.

    This tool signals that exploits are harder to come and the dev team will have to rely on this program where as before they found some themselves. Sure, exploits may be found BUT this foreshadows that jailbreaking may be much, much harder.

    TL-DR This tool is bad news. Dev team is dependent on community for loopholes where as before they uncovered them independently and successfully released a jailbreak before it was fixed in the next firmware update.


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