By Shailesh Shrivastava | Jun 26, 2013 09:26 PM EDT
Apple's new mobile operating software has gone into testing on various iDevices belonging to the Cupertino-based tech giant's registered developers. However, with the release of the iOS 7 Beta 2 version, discussions about jailbreak have also started.
Unlike every year, this time the jailbreak community is trying to bring something bigger than just an iOS jailbreak. Joshua Hill, better known as P0sixninja, has come out with a very promise on his Twitter page, saying that it's time for jailbreak fans to think beyond jailbreak.
The hacker also indicated that he is working on something that would bring so many good things to iOS users. "I got a lot of amazing things coming to you all soon. Think bigger than jailbreak," he tweeted.
The tweet is followed by many discussions and questions posed directly to P0sixninja. In most of the comments, it can clearly be seen that people are expecting a limra1n-like jailbreak that is about a bootrom exploit.
If P0sixninja has really found a bootrom exploit, then it will be interesting to see how Apple responds to the new development, as it will not be able to patch this exploit until it comes up with a new processor in its upcoming devices.
Jailbreakers mostly find kernel exploits that are found in the operating system of a device, but kernel exploits can be patched by updating the operating software. However, when it comes to bootrom exploit, the vulnerability sits in the hardware instead of software, so patching the exploit is impossible without changing the CPU of the device.
After the release of the iOS 6.1.3, P0sixninja was of the view that people should expect lesser jailbreaks in future as jailbreaking is becoming tougher with time.
P0sixninja was so much into news after the release of the iOS 6.1.3 when he said, "Well, so far it looks like the next jailbreak might be created entirely by me."
This move of P0sixninja created a small rift between him and his team Evad3rs member Pod2g. When Pod2g was asked about P0sixninja's claim that Evad3rs could not do anything in finding an exploit in iOS 6.1.3, Pod2g said that the hacker was just trying to gain some attention.
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