JailbreakMe-Style Jailbreak For 32-Bit Devices Shown Off On Video By Tihmstar
Developer and self-proclaimed iPhone hacker ‘tihmstar’ has taken to Twitter to upload a demonstration of the ‘JailbreakMe’ jailbreak he has been working on for 32-bit iOS devices running iOS 9.
The most popular JailbreakMe solution, which takes advantage of a flaw in Apple’s Mobile Safari app to inject its payload and liberate the device, was put together by Comex and associates and released back in 2010 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3Gs running iOS 4 and 4.0.1.
That particular jailbreak is still held in high esteem as one of the best, most powerful, and easiest to use public untethered jailbreaks that we have seen to date. Compatible device owners were simply invited to navigate to the correct website in Safari, give the instruction for the jailbreak to begin, and sit back as the whole process was handled through the browser without any need for additional software or tethering the device to a PC or Mac to get the payload onboard.
We haven’t seen anything quite like it since which is as easy-to-use and foolproof. tihmstar has admitted that there is “no practical need” for his creation as HomeDepot and Phoenix for iOS 9 does exactly the same thing, but, hey, it’s always good to create awesome things, right?
The series of tweets issued by tihmstar, first of all, shared a video of the iOS 9 jailbreak in action and then carried on to give additional information about the creation. In its current incarnation, his JailbreakMe creation doesn’t actually install the untether at the time of the jailbreak but there is one available through Cydia as a post-jailbreak installation. He also states that he is using the Trident bugs in order to get the privileges needed to make this jailbreak possible and confirms that those bugs were patched with Apple’s release of iOS 9.3.5.
Finally, the iPhone hacker has confirmed that his tool process can’t actually be used to bypass iCloud Activation as there’s “no JIT in active portals”. Could that mean that JailbreakMe 4.0 could actually become a thing and be released to the public if additional work is carried out to get it ready?
We’re not sure how many people are still running pre-iOS 9.3.5 devices or how many people would benefit from a jailbreak of this nature, but it’s definitely great to see another JailbreakMe-esque solution put in place and demonstrated even though tihmstar has currently no plans to make it public.