P0sixninja To Release A5+ Bootrom Exploit Soon?


Waiting for the iPhone 5, and iPad mini/4th generation jailbreak? You just might be in luck – for life.

In late July, P0sixninja announced that he was no longer apart of the Chronic-Dev Team, and since then, he’s been an independent coder. But, is that necessarily a bad thing? This past week, Joshua Hill, aka P0sixninja, took to Twitter (thanks, Don!) to say that he’s working on something much bigger than just an iPhone 5 jailbreak.

While on Twitter, Hill noted that the iPhone 5 jailbreak process is grim, and since he doesn’t really have contact with the Chronic-Dev Team, he claims no one shares the progress with him. However, he went on to say that he has the “BootROM and decryption keys for A5/A5X/A6/A6X“. For those of you that don’t know, BootROM exploits are phenomenal, and allow the device to have a “lifetime” jailbreak. (This is the same process that Limera1n took upon, thus allowing tethered jailbreaks for <A4 devices on any firmware). The bootrom would cover iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 4th generation, and iPad mini.

He goes on to say that he’s working on a way that hasn’t been done before, and he’s making good progress. However, Grant Paul, aka chpwn, seems to have contact with a Dev Team, as he responded “Grim, eh?” after Hill’s comment. Of course, no word on the actual process.

Also, the iPhone Dev Team, is working hard at their own iPhone 5 jailbreak, or failbreak, as Planetbeing referred to it as, and MuscleNerd tweeted screenshots of a jailbroken iPad mini.

This is big news for any jailbreaker, and is exciting to see that all jailbreak developers are working hard. Are you excited for an iPhone 5 jailbreak, or a bootrom exploit for that case? Let us know in the comments below!


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  • iv693

    holy frijoles ….i5 jailbreak

  • http://twitter.com/PanameraDev Panamera

    An A5 bootrom exploit would also be beneficial to the iPad 2; it also has the A5 chip.

    • http://twitter.com/muncheax muncheax

      It would be more beneficial to the iPad Mini considering it also has an A5 chip.

  • http://twitter.com/myorangeisstuck wahaha

    Hope he gets “hired” by the dev team again:)