Today, a major Jailbreak convention referred to as JailbreakCon – or World Wide Jailbreak Conference – was held at the South San Francisco Conference Center in California.
During the event, according to attending members from JailbreakNation, pod2g (the iOS security expert who discovered the main 5.1.1 Untethered vulnerabilities) took the stage earlier today to discuss his participation in the Jailbreak scene and the future of Jailbreaking.
Towards the beginning of his presentation, pod2g recapped his contributions to the Jailbreak community – from his first exploit discovery for second generation iOS-devices, to his work on the current 5.1.1 Absinthe 2.0 utility. Obviously, because Apple patched the latest Untethered iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak, the experts who release Jailbreaks to the public are required to look elsewhere for vulnerabilities and discover new exploits.
After summarizing his Jailbreak portfolio, pod2g revealed additional details pertaining to the future of Jailbreaking (specifically for Apple’s latest iOS 6 or 6.0 firmware). While pod2g stated that the Dev Teams have yet to extensively develop the iOS 6 Jailbreak, numerous hackers are planning to collaborate over the following weeks on the new Jailbreak.
Moreover, it was revealed that the numerous developers who posted images on Twitter of their Jailbroken iPhone 5s on iOS 6 achieved their Jailbreaks through what’s referred to as a “failbreak”. For those of you who don’t know, a “failbreak” is essentially a Jailbreak that only functions on developers’ devices and would serve as a catalyst for legal issues if publicly released.
Finally, pod2g reportedly announced that the real setback isn’t the complexity of work required to create the Jailbreak, but the limited number of capable individuals who can participate in the development process. Last night, prior to WWJC, pod2g tweeted that it will take either “weeks or months” to complete the iOS 6 Jailbreak.
Stay tuned for complete coverage on the iPhone 5, iOS 6 and the progress of the Untethered Jailbreak.