Hacker jailbreaks iOS 9 before its release, publishes a video

Apple’s new iOS 9 jailbroken, hacker demonstrates it in YouTube video

Apple is planning to roll out iOS 9 to the public on September 16th. This latest version of their over hyped mobile operating system is expected to bring new features including Split Screen multi-window support for iPads, Proactive suggestions based on the way you use your iPhone or iPad, and more. However, it looks like someone has already jailbroken iOS 9. By jailbreaking an Apple device, you open up the possibility of installing unsupported apps and features.

Well-known Apple iOS hacker “iH8snow” published a new YouTube video as seen above depicting the first untethered jailbreak for for an iPhone 5 that was running the as-of-yet-unreleased GM build of iOS 9, which will be released to the public on Wednesday. iH8show also claimed that this method works with iOS 9.1 beta, too.

https://youtu.be/BtBqkj7RsFo

With iOS 9.1 beta introducing new emojis and improved performance, both of which will certainly be a big draw for many users, jailbreak developers may want to hold off on releasing anything until that update is released as well. However, it undoubtedly looks like it is possible to jailbreak Apple’s latest mobile operating system, implying that someone else in the future could release a jailbreak utility.

As Apple doesn’t officially support jailbreaking an iPhone or iPad, the only way to do it is to find out a security susceptibility and abuse that inadequacy in order to have the device run unsigned code. Most iOS jailbreak tools have a limited lifespan, as Apple generally patches the susceptibilities in the future software updates.

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