Let’s face it, Jailbreaking isn’t as popular as it used to be, and that’s mainly because a lot of what you couldn’t do with your iPhone so many years ago, you can now do as Apple has polished its mobile operating system more and more. That said, there is still a vibrant community of hackers out there working hard, and even though iOS 8 is still months away from being launched, there is already progress in getting it Jailbroken.
Famous hacker I0n1c tweeted yesterday that “initial tests show that iOS 8 beta does not fix anything,” which we assume refers to the existing iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak. He also mentioned that he “Dumped kernel fine, but code changed and patches are not found,” which clearly points to a probable iOS 8 beta Jailbreak being available very soon. Probably the only concern is how well Cydia will work with iOS 8, as he stated that iOS 8 “seems to have new root filesystem protections,” and that Apple’s “whole directory structure of containers was changed.”
Now, historically no Dev Team has ever launched a Jailbreak until the official release of iOS. Mainly, it makes sense for them to hold the update back until the public can access it, but also because it makes sense to not give Apple a hint into how to patch the exploit before launching the final OS. Stay tuned to see how the drama unravels.