iOS Hacker iH8sn0w Discovers iBoot Exploit, His A5(X) Devices Now Jailbreakable for Life
On Saturday, well-known iOS hacker iH8sn0w made an interest-perking Tweet about the fact that his A5 and A5X devices were jailbroken for life thanks to the help of a newly-found very powerful iBoot exploit. iH8sn0w is known for his efforts in sn0wbreeze
, the recently-released p0sixspwn jailbreak
, and more.
The hacker went on to explain that the iBoot exploit isn't the same as a bootrom exploit, but that if used correctly, it can yield very useful results. He also claims that it's "just as powerful."
iH8sn0w also notes that if the exploit were released to the public in any way, Apple could easily patch it with a software update, so he will be keeping it to himself for now in the hopes that the exploit may present some usefulness in future jailbreak efforts.
In addition, iH8sn0w says he will be playing around in the future with A6 and possibly A7 devices to see if the exploit will be of any use on newer devices. We'll keep you updated on anything he might find.