It seems that the iOS 9.2.1 has been jailbroken and this was not achieved by TaiG or PanGu hacking groups as we’ve all expected, but by an Italian developer Luca Todesco, who is also known as qwertyoruiop on Twitter.
Todesco has posted a screenshot of Cydia running on the iPhone 6 in order to prove that it was up and running on his device. Unfortunately, he said in the tweet that he isn’t planning to release the jailbreak for the public. However, this means that the iOS 9.2.1 can be jailbroken and the well-known hacker groups will soon release the tool for the public.
We also remind you that the iOS 9.2.1 is still in BETA, which means that there are high chances that the developers will fix the vulnerability that allowed the Italian developer to jailbreak it. Most likely, Todesco will decide to share with Apple what vulnerability he found and how he exploited it in order to jailbreak the operating system.
However, even if Todesco didn’t mention, it is well known that he did work on the production of the Pangu9 jailbreak that Apple has patched with the release of the iOS 9.1. The developer also worked on the iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak, which has never became available in the form of an “easy-to-use” tool, as Todesco released the source code for it on GitHub.
Many developers and security researches are also interested in finding iOS vulnerabilities in the system in order to report them to Apple. This way, they make a good reputation with the company and there are high chances that Apple will consider hiring them.
However, since Todesco doesn’t want to release the jailbreak for the public, there are many users who think that those are some fake pictures and that he didn’t actually jailbreak the iOS 9.2.1. However, the developer also posted a screenshot of the kernel dumps for iOS 9.2.1 in order to prove that he is not lying.
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