An iPhone 5 jailbreak is far away, and there are more important things keeping Joshua Hill (or p0sixninja) busy lately. But what is more important — you may ask just as others have — than jailbreaking the latest iPhone? Read on to find out.
p0sixninja recently tweeted that he is working on something more important than jailbreaking the iPhone 5 and that is the ability to perform the jailbreak on all new devices, regardless of the firmware:
According to his recent tweets, there is no ETA for the iPhone 5 jailbreak, but meanwhile, he is working on something much more important: Joshua said he is trying to break the BootROM on A5/A5X/A6/A6X processors, or these devices: the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5, the iPad 2, the third- and fourth-generation iPad, and even the iPad mini and the fifth-generation iPod touch. This is awesome!
If he is able to find a hardware exploit of this type that could be used for a jailbreak, Apple would need to make hardware changes to patch it, and jailbreakers would be able to update the latest software without fear of losing the jailbreak.
Just a quick example: – in the case of the iPhone 3GS BootROM, you are able to obtain an untethered jailbreak, because the jailbreak community found a hardware exploit, whereas in successive models, Apple has disabled this option. Yet on the iPhone 3GS’s new bootROM, the iPhone 4 and the fourth-generation iPod touch, you can always have a tethered JB, because they found an exploit in the A4 processor (check out our tutorial on how-to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta).
If p0sixninja succeeds in his work, we would be able to obtain at least a tethered jailbreak forever, at least on devices with the A5, A5X, A6, A6X processors, and we would be one step closer to an untethered jailbreak.
Stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted! Are you waiting to jailbreak your iPhone 5?