Untethered iOS 9.1/9.2 Beta Jailbreak Achieved via Remote Web Browser

You know Apple’s devices are renowned for their security, but ultimately everything can be hacked, even an iPhone running the latest and most secure version of iOS, especially when the prize is $1 million in USD.


Back in September, on the eve of the iOS 9 launch, newly founded startup Zerodium, a premium zero-day acquisition platform, launched “The Million Dollar iOS 9 Bounty.” For an individual or team to win $1 million, it needed to submit an exclusive, browser-based and untethered jailbreak for the latest Apple mobile operating system.

In case you thought those good old jailbreakme.com times were over: someone just proved to Zerodium that in 2015, there is a bug (or a series of bugs) in iOS that makes the remote-browser-based iOS 9.1 and iOS 9.2 beta untethered jailbreak possible.

The news was announced by Zerodium on Twitter, but don’t expect it to be available to the public, since the startup just shelled out a seven-figure number for it. The company has even kept the winner’s name private — so far. What do you think about this?

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  • Nick

    I honestly don’t mind plugging my iPhone into computer to jailbreak. It’s better like that and less people do it potentially keeping Apples focus on cracking down, low.

  • Apple

    Forget the iPhone. Jailbreak the new Apple TV so I can enjoy the damn thing

  • Steve

    1,000,000 is seven figures, not six.

  • ali

    you are right get apple tv done..

  • IstvanFekete

    Fixed, thank you!

  • Mozbius

    Hmmm yeah probably FAKE. I don’t see why a Hack Team would not want to get their team name published for the fame and bragging rights of saying they did what others thought to be impossible.