With the iOS 5, Apple looks to be determined than ever to prevent jailbreaking of its latest operating system; but already jailbreak champions have start working to break the-yet-to-released iOS.
Remember the initial hours of iOS 4 releases and jailbreak: Would history repeat itself?
Well, iPhone Jailbreak is never illegal — it just allows us some extra bit of control on the iOS file system, literally going to its roots and make changes as per our choice and wish. But, Apple is vehemently against the idea — failing to win in court they are trying to ‘stop’ jailbreaking by means of technology. With all the patches and updates, Apple is making lives difficult for the jailbreak community. Not only the Apple guys try to eradicate bugs, they do almost everything to stop jailbreaking.
But who cares? If Apple can churn out developed versions, so can the jailbreak community. Remember 21st June, 2010; when Apple officially launched iOS 4.0 much to the admiration and bow of the tech-world. But, what happened few hours later was even more amazing — iPhone Dev Team released an update of the Redsn0w enabling to jailbreak even iOS 4.0. This was followed suit by Sn0wbreez and PwnageTool, completing the circle in jailbreaking all iOS 4.0 run iPod Touches and iPhones alongside iPads running iOS 3.2.
We are expecting a similar incident, if not better. It’s like an oath to the jailbreak community to jailbreak each and every update in iOS that Apple releases.
iOS 4 updates: Almost all are jailbroken within days of release
The jailbreak community is now busy with jailbreaking all the latest upgrades, that Apple are coming up with from time to time. Say for example, in the first week of July JailBreakMe 3.0 was released powerful enough to jailbreak all iDevices running iOS 4.3.3. Just ten days after, Apple releases iOS 4.3.4 to fix the ‘bug’ to prevent the JailBreakMe 3.0 exploit. Interestingly, within 12 hours of the release, iPhone Dev Team came up with the rabbit from the hat — they jailbroke (tethered though) the iOS 4.3.4 version with updated version of Redsn0w and Pwange. Even the latest iOS 4.3.5 version can still be jailbroken by the tethered Redsn0w jailbreak — something Apple developers are yet to ‘fix.’
iPhone 5: How many days before we have a complete jailbreak
We perceive this as a rat-race; a race between Apple releasing latest updates and the tenacity of the Jailbreak community to ‘break’ into it. Going by the success rate and effort by the Jailbreakers, it won’t be a long wait to have our first jaibroken iPhone 5.
Till now Apple has released beta versions of iOS 5.0, followed by a second beta, mainly for the developers. Just within a day of the release of iOS 5.0 first beta, jailbreaker (we prefer to avoid the term hacker) MuscleNerd breaks into the root. Apple later release iOS 5 second beta, fixing thousands of bugs and patches and negating most of the jailbreak efforts. But, jailbreak community perhaps loves the challenge — Sn0wbreeze 2.8b3 updated to support tethered jailbreak. RedSn0w and JailBreakMe are also working in tandem to follow suit and we believe it would succeed in near future.
So, what we can expect when the iOS 5 hits the official release? We can foresee a lot of cheers and adoration from Apple fans and sleepless work-fill nights for the Jailbreak community. Frankly speaking, it won’t be long that iOS 5 is also jailbroken just like its predecessors. Who knows, it may be jailbroken within a day of the release!
Let’s see how events turn up as iOS 5 release date is gradually approaching.