iOS 9 has not even a week old and already installed on approximately 50% of Apple compatible mobile devices. The rapid adoption of the new version is one of the main arguments against Android, which typically takes months for updates to arrive, if they come at all. Among the users who have installed iOS, many decided to sacrifice the jailbreak to test the new features of the upgrade, but now they are waiting to give hackers the way to overcome the defenses of the platform and finally the long-awaited launch Jailbreak iOS 9. As if there was not already enough excitement, ZERODIUM cybersecurity firm has generated more heat by offering a reward of no less than a million dollars to get the first break in the system of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It must be an untethered jailbreak, browser-based and is compatible with IOS. These are the only requirements imposed from ZERODIUM to anyone who wants to venture into finding exploits which lead into a jailbreak for iOS 9. The company is not popular because it operates in highly specialized circles, as reports from Redmondpie state, but its main activity is to locate vulnerabilities in operating systems, and then sell the reports to the highest bidder. The reward they have put at the head of IOS 9 could mean two things. Either you are pretty sure that nobody will beat iOS 9 is very safe, or have a customer willing to pay a large sum of money for the jailbreak. It is not the first time that money has been offered to developers for a jailbreak, but it is the first time money has been offered publicly. According to the ZERODIUM, iOS is the most secure mobile platform, but just because it is safe does not make it unbreakable. With this statement challenge there will be many brave developers looking for any and all exploits.
Currently the Pangu and TAIG Team are the two most active hacker groups in the jailbreak community. TAIG signed off on the last Jailbreak and said that Pangu has spent several months working on the Jailbreak of iOS 9. However, Asian hackers are not very keen to share their progress, but prefer to remain silent until everything is ready for launch. In this sense, they could surprise us with the jailbreak of IOS 9 in any time, and now that there’s a million dollars at stake, there may be more haste.
Following the presentation of IOS 9 in June, rumors about a feature called Rootless supposedly preventing the jailbreak emerged. However, the hacker iH8sn0w released a video showing the jailbreak on your iPhone 5 updated to iOS in September, so unlocking system is possible. However, there is still no public solution. For now you will just have to wait and cross your fingers that the IOS jailbreak will soon be done for iOS 9. Hopefully ZERODIUM’s offer will accelerate things.