General iOS 8 jailbreak will likely be very difficult.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by zorinlynx, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    I was just thinking something earlier while sipping my coffee in Starbucks and reading about the newly released iOS 7 jailbreak.

    The iOS 8 jailbreak is going to be really difficult.

    Reason? Up until iOS 7, jailbreak devs have had access to the OS on a device with a known bootrom exploit (the iPhone 4) -- They can use the bootrom exploit to get into the system and learn about it, so they can find an exploit to use that will work on all devices, including later ones with non-exploitable bootroms.

    Most people are certain at this point that iOS 8 will not support the iPhone 4. This means it will be the first iOS released on a platform that has no available bootrom exploits. I'm sure they will eventually figure it out, but it will be MUCH harder to find holes in the system without this initial open door.

    So enjoy your iOS 7 jailbreak, folks. It may be the last one we see for a very long time.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah right.
    And what makes you think they only have that one bootrom exploit and nothing else available?
    Your assumptions are funny:D
     
  3. zorinlynx thread starter macrumors 601

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    Because if there were other bootrom exploits they would have been used in jailbreaks.
     
  4. djplaxe2109 macrumors 6502

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    You're still assuming that all of the resources were used on this one.
     
  5. Prabas macrumors 6502a

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    No they wouldn't.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It doesn't have to be a bootrom exploit to poke around. It could be a vulnerability anywhere.
    They have many aces up there sleeves. ;)
    Anyway you assume lots of things that clearly you don't understand fully.
     
  7. djplaxe2109 macrumors 6502

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    Right. OP, don't you remember slide to Jailbreak? :D
     
  8. haxrnick macrumors 6502a

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    Stopped reading at "sipping my coffee in Starbucks."
     
  9. Thierry ba macrumors 6502a

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    You silly boy. :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Batman89 macrumors 6502

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    The annual thread:

    "iOS __ jailbreak will be very difficult"
     
  12. King Bowser macrumors regular

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    Same here. Not only that but this exact same thread is made after every jailbreak.
     
  13. Am3r1ca16 macrumors 6502a

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    Me too.
     
  14. zorinlynx thread starter macrumors 601

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    Dude, it was freaking delicious. It had to be mentioned! :)
     
  15. goobot macrumors 603

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    Im pretty sure a lot of the iOS 7 jailbreak exploits were found in iOS 6.1
     
  16. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    MuscleNerd has already stated exploits were saved for Apple's 7.1 firmware release - but he also stated he does not expect Apple to patch the exploits revealed by the jailbreak quickly.
     
  17. 007p macrumors 6502a

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    From what I read there is also quite a lot of private exploits that just simply cannot be made public due to using Apple code / tools? So while I think iOS 8 might be a bit more difficult, its for different reasons (cough look at the drama yesterday cough)
     
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  19. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68030

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    Each jailbreak is harder and harder. That has long been a fact. Each time Apple closes a hole, it becomes harder to find other holes.
     
  20. Wise Potato macrumors newbie

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    Not necessarily, didn't iOS 6 take longer to JB than iOS 7 IIRC?

    Anyway, I don't expect iOS 8 to be significantly harder to JB than iOS 7, it will take awhile like every time.
     
  21. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Me too. Who sips Starbucks coffee?

    But seriously, the same was said when the iOS 5 JB came out, and when the iOS 6 JB came out, and now they're already saying it about iOS 8? LOL. Who'd have thought there would be naysayers?!?!
     
  22. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    I don't think the iOS 6 jailbreak took longer, just that it was a more timed and better prepared release
     
  23. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    the iOS 7 jailbreak was just thrown together. it is basically a user friendly failbreak... if thats a thing.
     

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