Apple’s latest iPhone not only ships with a brand new firmware that hasn’t been fully cracked yet, it also packs a heavily-secured processor that makes it difficult to hack into.
It’s difficult, but not impossible, according to one of the elite hackers working around the clock so that you can reap the benefits of a jailbreak.
Every time a new iOS comes out, Apple patches up the latest vulnerabilities thwarting these hackers’ efforts. When a new device comes out, using a new processor, the jailbreak becomes even harder to achieve.
But according to an interview with planetbeing
, Cult of Mac
reports that progress is being made. In fact, the jailbreak is almost ready. All the hackers need to do is ensure its integrity.
“Can’t say too much, but we’re still missing critical pieces so it’s not releasable right now,” said planetbeing, whose real name is David.
“Believe me, we’d love to release it ASAP.” In essence, the foundation of the jailbreak has been laid, but its structural integrity needs to be ensured before a release,” he said.
Asked about the roadblocks, the hacker said, “I would characterize it more as finding the missing pieces rather than debugging at this stage. Typically the messiest part of the jailbreak process has been installing it in the first place.”
David confirmed to the site that he and his fellow hackers have come a long way since WWJC – JailbreakCon 2012, a hacker convention held recently in San Francisco, California.
“We’re further along than WWJC,” David said. “But again, I can’t give any specifics. The jailbreak itself is stable but we’re missing needed exploits. I can’t discuss what we’re missing,” he mentioned.
The Cult pressed for a solid answer regarding the chances to see the iPhone 5 jailbreak come out soon. So they asked planetbeing whether or not he thought the status was “grim,” to which the hacker responded, “Not at all.”