Five New Exploits Found In Apple A5 Chip For iPad 2 And iPhone 5, Future Jailbreak Imminent!
This is big, big news. In fact, we’d call it the biggest news of the week: jailbreak hacker p0sixninja of Chromic Dev Team has announced that five userland exploits have been discovered for the Apple A5 chip which used in the iPad 2 and is strongly expected to be used in the next generation iPhone.
The news comes from P0sixninja talk at jailbreaking convention MyGreatFest. P0sixninja looked ecstatic when he gave the announcement a few minutes ago, in which it was stated that the Apple A5 chip – used by iPad 2 and the one which will hopefully in the iPhone 5 – has been discovered to have five exploits.
Yes, you read that right. Not one, not two, but five exploits have been discovered in the Apple A5 chip.. And as quoted by P0sixninja himself “it’s the record breaking number of exploits found”.
Now here is where things get interesting: the exploited Apple A5 chip powers the iPad 2 and the exact same chip is expected to power the upcoming iPhone (let’s just call it iPhone 5). If this is the case, then the iPhone 5 will be pwned for life before it has even released!
What does this mean for you? Well it basically means that iPhone 5 (and iOS 5) should get an(untethered) jailbreak sooner than what was previously expected. If the iPhone 5 uses the exact same chip used in iPad 2, then both devices will technically be jailbreak-able, regardless of iOS version.
The exploits were discovered by the Chronic Dev Team. A key member of the team itself namely: P0d2g, found exploits like 24kpwn, steaks4uce and also discovered an exploit in the Apple A4 chip, used in iPhone 4, original iPad and iPod touch 4G. p0d2g and p0sixninja are members of the Chronic Dev Team, who were the key developers/hackers behind the famous jailbreak tool Greenposi0n which back then was the only method available to jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 completely untethered.
Now here’s the awesome part, the next jailbreak will be userland, and P0sixninja also quoted that it will be the most amazing jailbreak yet! So we have high hopes for this one, we’re sure the Chronic Dev Team is bound to please the jailbreaking community with said jailbreak. So yes, the iPhone 5 will highly likely be jailbreakable soon after launch, though the Chronic Dev Team said that they would need the new iPhone 5 itself to see whether the exploits work or not, but, fingers crossed!
Be sure to stay tuned as we will be updating you with all the info as soon as it is released!