Should I buy an old device to get starting at exploiting?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by R0gerBlack, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. R0gerBlack macrumors newbie

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    Hello.. I'd like to get started at iOS Exploiting. I'm reading Mac OS X and iOS Internals to the Apple's Core 1st edition book to get into exploiting. I'm still at the beginning, and as far as I read, I know that I'll need a jailbroken device to test out book's examples. I got 3 devices, an iPhone 4s on iOS 9.3, a 5s on iOS 9.3.2 and an iPad 3rd gen on iOS 9.0.2. Only iPad is jailbreakable.

    The book though being the 1st edition, was written during 2011-2012, mostly talking about iOS 5 and sometimes quoting the 6 (which had to still come out during its writing).

    To follow book's examples should I buy an old device like 3gs on iOS 5/6 or my iPad'd be fine? I'd like to learn exploiting and be able to find some times some nice exploits in iOS 9/10... Also I saw that this book is getting upgraded to 2nd edition, though I'd like to learn the basics of the 1st and try them in 1st person.
     
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  3. R0gerBlack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Which device you recommend me most to pay as less as possible? That may also be the first of a series of devices that I will buy for exploiting purposes..
     
  4. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    Keep in mind a LOT has changed since IOS5, most notably with IOS 9 and the KPP. Previously, the kernel was patched, but in 9.0.2 and 9.1, the kernel was "raced."

    Also keep in mind, *I* don't have the ability to do that stuff, and am certainly NOT an expert. I have read, that with KPP it is much much more difficult.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 16, 2016 ---
    Did you try iforgot.apple.com? My wife's phone got locked like that, and forgot her security answers. I called some phone number that it prompted with with. A very helpful person at Apple's Dallas call center walked me through, asked me questions, sent a text to my phone with a code, and also to my wife's iMac. She reset the password, and had me change the password and security questions while I was on the phone. It was a bit of a hassle, but did not require restoring the phone.

    I also am not sure why she made it a point to inform me that she as at the Dallas call center...At least her job is still here in America.
     
  5. R0gerBlack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah but to learn I have to go across the basics, don't I?

    I hope that learning to exploit something on older iOSes where it was easier, will help me getting into it also in the newest ones, I mean, at least I'll know something.

    Also I've seen numerous recent hackers that weren't on the scene in older iOSes. I think I'll take an iPod 3rd gen which can feature up to iOS 5.1.1 and can be found cheap.
     
  6. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, you might be right. If you can learn to exploit a version that you know is exploitable, you can probably progress from there. Good luck!
     
  7. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    3gs is a nice choice if you get the early releases since that is jb forever no matter how bad you play w it you can always jb again.
     
  8. R0gerBlack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    True but I'd like to find one that was jailbroken in like every iOS release so that I could jump around... If I just take the first 3gs that I find, I assume it's 99% likely to be on iOS 6 with no chances to downgrade. And while playing with iOS 6 jailbroken may be interesting, I'm want to focus most on iOS 5 so far
     

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