Ever wondered what is the future of jailbreaking? Well for those of you who were worried that iOS 7 would close down the jailbreaking scene, we now have some kind of confirmation, that the jailbreaking is not going to go down, instead it is going to shine bright as ever. Check out this new project called “OpenJailbreak” from famed iOS hackers from around the world!
A couple of days ago, Joshua Hill a.k.a p0sixninja tweeted that he was working on a big project regarding jailbreaking. Well today we have some details on what this project is going to be about.
A tweet from the famed hacker mentions this new project called OpenJailbreak, which he has been working on for quite sometime. He tweets: “Ok, I hate redsn0w, I hate sn0wbreeze, and I hate 6.1.3. I’m ready to get this openjailbreak off the ground”.
Ok, I hate redsn0w, I hate sn0wbreeze, and I hate 6.1.3. I'm ready to get this #openjailbreak off the ground
— Joshua Hill (@p0sixninja) June 30, 2013
So what exactly is Open Jailbreak? Well according to the hacker it is going to be a place where most of the jailbreak code is stored, think of it as a repository where hackers can submit their own codes regarding jailbreaking.
Here is what Joshua Hill had to say (via iFans).
“Essentially it’s going to be a repository of open source jailbreak components that I created over the years,” claims Hill. “So much of my code has been hacked up and incorporated into other projects, it’s becoming very fragmented. There’s no central repository to maintain all this code, to allow other developers to submit patches or help layout a roadmap for what new features and abilities will be added in the future.”
So how exactly is this going to benefit the end-user? Well, this way more and more developers can get into the jailbreaking scene, they don’t have to be a hardcore programmer to crack into Apple’s security fortress, even an amateur can help in the creation of a jailbreak.
By creating an “open jailbreak” more and more people can get involved in this, thus making a release of a jailbreak much faster than usual. Which is obviously great as we will get a jailbreak for a specific firmware faster.
It’s pretty great to see that jailbreaking is going to have a bright future.
What are your thoughts on this?