Few days back p0sixninja, iOS Hacker and a member of the Chronic Dev team claimed that he can “get a copy of any apple internal firmware, aka signed version of ssh of telnet”. As we had noted, it could have significant implications for jailbreakers.
He also claimed that he has a lot of amazing things coming, which is bigger than the jailbreak.
He has now revealed some of those plans. He plans to release a repository of open source jailbreak components called OpenJailbreak. He tweeted:
Ok, I hate redsn0w, I hate sn0wbreeze, and I hate 6.1.3. I'm ready to get this #openjailbreak off the ground
— Joshua Hill (@p0sixninja) June 30, 2013
He provided some more details about OpenJailbreak to iFans:
Essentially it’s going to be a repository of open source jailbreak components that I created over the years. So much of my code has been hacked up and incorporated into other projects, it’s becoming very fragmented. There’s no central repository to maintain all this code, to allow other developers to submit patches or help layout a roadmap for what new features and abilities will be added in the future.
By open sourcing jailbreak components, other developers and hackers could learn from the code and submit patches, and potentially also help in discovering exploits that could be used for future jailbreaks. Hill has told folks at iFans that “this is just a small part of an ultimate plan.”
Interestingly, Cydia developer Ryan Petrich posted a screenshot on Twitter, which indicates that iOS 7 has already been jailbroken. After a lull, there finally seems to be some activity on the jailbreak front.
As always, we’ll let you know if we get any more details. So stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or join our Facebook Fan page or follow us on Twitter or add us to your circles on Google+ or subscribe to our RSS feed.