General iH8Sn0w Discovers iBoot Exploit Making A5(X) Devices Jailbreakable for Life!

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  1. humar macrumors 6502

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    iH8Sn0w has announced the discovery of an iBoot exploit that makes A5(X) devices jailbroken for life!

    The A5 processor is used in the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, Apple TV 3G, iPod touch 5G, and iPad mini. The A5X processor is used in the iPad 3.


    HERE
     
  2. mach250 macrumors member

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    Good thing the kept it quiet by posting it on the internet
     
  3. humar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If this exploit is an hardware one (am I wrong?) why keep it secret? I don't understand..
     
  4. Christ6197 macrumors newbie

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    Because they are all suspicious CIA, FBI or RCMP secret agents.....
     
  5. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely great for the apple tv, otherwise meh...nevermind. Apparently they still don't have a JB for it according to musclenerd
     
  6. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    For future development of jailbreak. And it's also a pain to use (I assume they meant that a lot of steps are needed and you meet a list of criteria before you can use the exploit)
     
  7. mach250 macrumors member

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    iH8Sn0w Discovers iBoot Exploit Making A5(X) Devices Jailbreakable for Life!

    It was just a joke...website said to keep it a secret but they put their secret online...unless I misread

    Anyways good news for my 4s
     
  8. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    He says it also works on a6 and probably a7, but he cant realease it due to apple patching it in the future. It is the same as a bootrom exploit though. As in downgrades, blob dumping etc!
     
  9. Thepoobear macrumors 6502

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    Could this mean iOS 7.1 jailbreak highly likely?
     
  10. goobot macrumors 603

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    They wouldn't wast it on a .X update
     
  11. Thepoobear macrumors 6502

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    Sure hope so...7.0.4 is on par with a beta...
     
  12. BrandonHacks macrumors regular

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    From a reddit post by saurik he says they are a bit different and can be patched unlike a bootrom exploit.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Interesting.
    So in other words if they can patch it then it's not jb for life.
    Wish we could get an untethered bootrom exploit like the old 3GS with verbose boot for the newer devices.
     
  14. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    we will probably see a release with the next jailbreak. probably the first iOS 8 jailbreak. that way, iOS 5-8 devices can have a boot rom pretty much.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    But is this a bootrom exploit or iboot that can be patched?
    If it's really unpatchable and a low level bootrom flaw then there's no point on waiting right?
    So in other words does anyone really know what this discovery really is:D
     
  16. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    It's an iBoot exploit through an LLB vulnerability, which is fixable.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That sucks:D
    Thanks for the info though bro.
     
  18. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    It does, but at least it will be used toward future jailbreaks (to deliver them quicker)
     
  19. Chazz08 macrumors 6502

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    I just read on the updated iClarified page that the exploit would never be released, but it would be used for future exploits and grabbing encryption codes. First, what does grabbing encryption codes mean? Second, what are the chances that they'd be able to jailbreak the ATV 3 now? I mean if they aren't going to release this one, what are the chances they find another one with it for the ATV 3? I know it's probably hard to tell, but I just want some opinions, hopefully to make me hopeful. haha.
     
  20. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    the ATV 3 still can't be jailbroken with this iBoot bug. a jailbreak is needed to begin with in order to use this iBoot exploit, of which, the iBoot doesn't

    this iBoot bug helps easier with kernel patching

    edit: https://twitter.com/MuscleNerd/status/429980276949651458

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    sounds really cool the iBoot bug has the potential to downgrade without SHSH blobs! :eek:
    https://twitter.com/iH8sn0w/status/430079880538390528

    edit: and this is probably how his devices are jailbroken for life: https://twitter.com/iH8sn0w/status/429786267144826880

    probably also relies on "preventive" measures. kind of like how you would upgrade without updating the baseband if you wanted to use ultrasn0w. that, or there's a special process to go about it when upgrading
     
  21. SakuraSuki macrumors 6502

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    I am wondering what does this news means? Does it means A5(X) devices are jailbreak no matter which firmware? Even Apple patched all exploits used for iOS 7.x.x jailbreak on iOS 7.1?
     

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