Luca Todesco, a security researcher working with Apple, has just released a few details about the possibility of jailbreaking iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.3. According to the security researcher, jailbreaking iOS 9.2 seems far-fetched and the procedure can also leave the phone vulnerable to exploitation.
- Luca Todesco has been working on ways to improve Apple’s security;
- iOS 9.2 and 9.3 are pretty hard to jailbreak;
- Jailbreaking your phone too soon might leave it vulnerable to attacks;
- Jailbreaking is very similar to rooting;
- iOS 9.1 can easily be jailbroken.
Before getting into the latest news about jailbreaking iOS 9.2, let’s squeeze in a few words about what it means to jailbreak an operating system. According to online sources, jailbreaking your handset means eliminating any limitations imposed by wave carrier or by the manufacturer.
Basically, jailbreaking your phone is very similar to rooting your phone, but rooting holds several limitation. For example, a rooted phone might grant you access to core functions in order to experiment with different applications, but you are still unable to change the wave carrier.
A jailbroken handset, on the other hand, give you access to several other functions, but in the process, you leave your phone vulnerable to outside attacks.
Todesco, a security researcher, has been working for some time with Apple. His main task is to identify software bugs or other types of glitches that might leave the handset vulnerable.
Now on to the tricky part. As far as we know, the list of jailbroken operating systems has stopped at iOS 9.0.2. For all we know, this is the last OS that was jailbroken. Recently, a couple of rumors emerged on the web regarding the possibility of jailbreaking iOS 9.2 and even 9.3.
Todesco also threw in his 2 cents when he declared that he was successful in jailbreaking the two operating system. The question on everyone’s lips seem to be: if Todesco was successful in jailbreaking iOS 9.2, why hasn’t he released the content? Was he joking? Or was he bluffing?
As the security researcher is a man of his word, maybe the problem lies somewhere else. In 2 recent tweets, the security researcher talked a bit about updates and jailbreaking. In his own words, he declared that 9.2 is harder to jailbreak than 9.1, but not impossible. He also said that all you need to do in order to jailbreak 9.1 is to install Pangu 9 on your handset and then you’re good to go.
On the topic of jailbreaking, Todesco declares that jailbreaking iOS 9.2 seems far-fetched. Moreover, the senior security researcher said that it’s probably not a good idea to jailbreak an OS until the manufacturer manages to patch all the security issues. Jailbreaking an OS too soon might leave your device dead in the water, incapable of fending hacker attacks.
In conclusion, although Todesco dropped a little bomb when he said that he was successful in jailbreaking iOS 9.2 and 9.3, the idea itself is still far-fetched due to the complexity of the operating system.