Chronic Dev Team Has Discovered 5 Userland Exploits In iOS 5 For iPad 2 And Possibly iPhone 5


More good news for users who like to jailbreak their iOS device. MuscleNerd, member of the iPhone Dev team had just announced that he plans to release a major update for Redsn0w – their popular jailbreaking tool.

We now have RedmondPie reporting from MyGreatFest that iPhone hacker, Joshua Hill of Chronic Dev Team, better known by his Twitter handle p0sixninja has just announced that they’ve discovered not one but five userland exploits in iOS 5, which should help in releasing an untethered jailbreak for Apple’s upcoming mobile operating system.

MyGreatFest is the world’s first convention for the jailbreak community, which is taking place today. Members of the jailbreak community such as Saurik – founder of Cydia – the installer for jailbreak apps, p0sixninja and iOPK – members of the Chronic Dev team who had developed greenpois0n – a popular jailbreak tool were expected to speak at the event.

RedmondPie reports:

P0sixninja looked ecstatic when he gave the announcement a few minutes ago, in which it was stated that iPad 2 and the iPhone 5 can be jailbroken using five userland exploits which have been discovered over time. [..]

[..] What is even more fantastic about this news is how all of these exploits are userland ones. And as quoted by P0sixninja himself “it’s the record breaking number of exploits found”.

These userland exploits are, as suggested by the name, related to software. Unlike hardware-based exploits, these can be patched. A hardware revision wouldn’t matter that much in this case.

It looks like the userland exploits in iOS 5 were also discovered for Apple’s A5 processor that powers iPad 2 and it is widely speculated to also power iPhone 5.

Comex had used a userland jailbreak in JailbreakMe and Spirit, which have been the easiest solutions to jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. However, unlike a bootrom exploit, a userland exploit can be patched with an iOS software update. We’ve usually seen Apple promptly releasing a minor iOS software update to patch the userland exploits.

Chronic Dev team had recently revealed that they’ve been actively working on an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5. It means that the Chronic Dev team could release an untethered jailbreak as soon as iOS 5 is publicly available.

The cat and mouse game between Apple and the jailbreak community just got a lot more interesting. As always, we’ll keep you posted if there are any further updates, so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or join our Facebook Fan page or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

[via RedmondPie]

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  • Anonymous Developer

    Mult1C0lor is coming soon right?

  • Ankitm

    When can we get a software unlock for iPhone .. so that we dont have to use the Gevey

    • No idea, there has been no news about the unlock for quite sometime.

    • HackersRule

      They have to announce to get us excited. We’re salivating. Please hurry, master!!!

  • Abhi

    I dont underatand one thing. Why these super tech people announce their findings so much in advance? Lets first come the official release from apple then tell your findings.
    I dnt understand d reason for so much announcements……

    Till date no sw unlock is avlbl for iphone 4…. 🙁

    • Completely agree, don’t think it was a good idea to announce that they had 5 exploits.

      But guess the occasion demanded it.

    • Reymago23

      dont you think they know that? they are smart they know what they are doing, trust them.

  • xavier

    before the release of the official ios 5 version they will surely patch it… it would be good if they didn’t mention anything till its released … now apple staff’s will be up all night looking for those exploits…

  • Cb

    Damn announcing the exploits so soon is silly! Just as silly as police cars blasting their sirens out on the way to a crime-they let the perpetrators have a warning!!

    • The perfect analogy 😀

    • moe

      well put

  • Chris

    Comex works for apple now and will find them and fix them. Its nice too know they are there but too eraly for letting everyone know about them.

    • iamlynda

      Nail on the head Chris!

  • fas

    That is the biggest progress in JB scene in recent times.

  • Crow

    They need to keep their mouths shut on topics like this until the products drop. Now since comex is working for apple, he knows what to look for.

  • burn

    Comex vs Chronic Dev Team!?

    Hacker vs Hackers?! 🙂

    • Elim

      You mean “THE” Hacker vs “Those” Hackers? 🙂 Just joking !

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  • Зло

    Phones are sold better that way .

  • kakkaa

    muscle nerd its a trader

  • Zed Sefi

    If I am in Comex’s place, I wouldn’t work for Apple to shut these exploits even if they pay me millions!! Money stand nothing against the freedom of choice! … Well, that’s just me.

    • Yoda

      Principles can’t feed you

  • Fake Killer

    Totally FAKEEEEE

  • Hung

    Đã ra bản Jaibreakme 5.0 chưa mong đợi lâu quá