Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 8.4 to developers last week. The new beta comes with a redesigned Music app and other improvements. The new beta is also, apparently, jailbreak friendly.
iOS hacker I0n1c posted a new video showing off a working iOS 8.4 jailbreak. Yes, it’s true, the first beta of iOS 8.4 can be jailbroken, but we’ll probably never see a release coming from I0n1c.
The hacker writes that he’s been working on the jailbreak and that the video will obviously attract a lot of haters. He found the exploit right after the SyScan 2015 conference that took place in Singapore.
According to I0n1c, the vulnerability he found isn’t a new one, but the new code had nothing in common with CyberElevator for iOS 7.1.1.
Hi fellow netizens,
Today I am delighted to share this video of a proof of concept iOS 8.4-beta 1 jailbreak that I was working on the last 4 days. Of course this video will trigger haters all over the jailbreaking scene that for some reason believe they can decide what a person is allowed to do or not do with their work. Haters gonna hate. So just ignore the haters and never let them tell you what you have to do. In that regard never let anyone bully you and stop you from showing your own hard work. Peace!
The major vulnerability used in here was found right after the SyScan 2015 security conference when I was relaxing in Singapore from several weeks of training and conferences. The vulnerability itself is however not new to iOS. Instead it is inside the code virtually forever. But the code of this jailbreak has nothing at all to do with the previous CyberElevat0r for iOS 7.1.1 – it does not share a single line of code.
I am not showing persistence or an untether at the moment because something is broken with it. But hey this is just a first proof of concept.
In the video, you can clearly see the Cydia icon installed on an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.4 beta 1. He launches Cydia and shows us around the tabs.
How can we tell it’s not fake? Well, I0n1c launches the new redesigned Music app and also the Watch app to prove it is indeed iOS 8.4.
Hopefully, the TaiG or PanGu team work on finding this exploit and release a public iOS 8.4 jailbreak. Apple will release iOS 8.4 to the public later this Summer.