New iBoot Exploit Makes A5(X) Devices Jailbreakable For Life

Well this comes as a surprise! Earlier today iH8Sn0w, the developer behind popular Jailbreak tools like P0sixpwn and Sn0wbreeze, has just tweeted that he has discovered a new iBoot exploit which should make A5(X) devices Jailbreakable for life.


This news has caused quite a bit of excitement in the Jailbreaking community considering we haven’t seen anything close to an iBoot exploit since the LimeRa1n days back in October 2010.

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So why does an iBoot exploit mean devices are Jailbroken for life?

Well iBoot is shipped with the device, and cannot be modified with an iOS software update therefore it would be impossible for Apple to patch the exploit. And although it’s no bootrom exploit, iH8Sn0w has elaborated that it is just as powerful.

Apple’s A5 and A5X chips power the following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 4S
  • iPad 2, iPad 3, original iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5G

iH8sn0w has apparently used some kind of bruteforce mechanism to find the exploit. And not surprisingly, he plans to keep the details of the exploit private, so that it can be used for future jailbreaks. He also plans to work on the A6 chip next.

What this means for you is the ability to eventually Jailbreak A5(X) devices on every firmware version Apple releases. It could also prove invaluable in future Jailbreaks.

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  • Kyle

    In the article you said that the A5/A5X chip powered the iPod touch 4th gen. That is wrong. The 5th generation iPod touch is the one with the A5 chip, the 4th gen had an A4 chip.


    so how do we get this on the iPhone 5s ? somebody post link please or explain if possible straight from phone….

  • Vigasan

    We’ve heard this same news with every jailbreak. Hard to take it seriously


    i have cydia on my iPhone 5s running 7.0.4……how do i get iBoot so when i update i don’t lose my jailbreak

  • Vigasan

    He said he’s keeping it private if you read the post.

  • Nicholas

    Are you dumb or something?! It’s not available anything that is not a A5 chip, and he isn’t releasing it to the public.. You need to read before you say “CAN I GET IT POST THE LINK”

  • This guy

    Do you not read?! That’s all I’m going to say…

  • SiD

    Does this pave the way foe an ATV3 jailbreak?

  • paul turley

    thank you for your hard work dude a big big big thank you this had made my day

  • BOB

    I think it was just a typo.

  • Roddy

    iPod Touch 4G has a A4 Chip Not an A5, maybe you meant the iPod 5G?


    relax ‘fuckboi’ i read the title and also the title on the link my friend posted. I also skimmed through the article real fast….no need to be a dlck about it.


    the dick part comes in when yu my dear dick posted a comment frm mere skimming you double dead dick… gosh yu noobs are so dicklessly fuckn retarded

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  • Inner city education at its be

    So read the fucking article before you type some dumbass shit you stupid sand nigger.

  • digitaldumdum

    To the guy who said “stupid and sand #&$$#r”:
    I only wish this was a moderated thread, for you need to be tossed out forever for that kind of language. You’re a bigot and a racist.

  • Jonathan