1. Phillip Swanson's Avatar

    Joshua Hill, aka @p0sixninja, announced his departure from the Chronic Dev Team earlier today with little explanation, and an offer to sell his iPhone 4 and the iBoot 0day exploit for $50.

    Hill posted a number of tweets earlier today before leaving Las Vegas and the Defcon conference asking if “Anyone in Vegas” wanted to buy and iPhone 4 for cheap, and that he’d throw in the iBoot 0day exploit for free. Who Hill sold the phone and exploit to is still unclear, but security expert Paul Pols tweeted later that the iBoot 0day exploit could have been used to jailbreak iOS 6.0 across numerous iDevices including the next iPhone and 3rd gen Apple TV.

    However, the iBoot 0day appears to be a simple exploit easily patched by Apple via a firmware update. Still, what went down today becomes even less clear when @buzzert, whose real name is James Magahern an Apple employee, enters the picture (or ex Apple as his Linkedin profile removed the Apple listing after iH8sn0w brought the job to light). Apparently Hill reached a deal with Magahern and handed the exploit and phone over to an Apple programmer instead of handing it over to a member of the Chronic Dev team, or another member of the jailbreak community.

    No one is currently commenting on the situation, and we will provide more news if and when details about Hill’s exit from the Chronic Dev Team emerge.

    Thanks to the many of you who submitted tips regarding p0sixninja's departure.
    Last edited by Cer0; 2012-08-01 at 05:26 AM.
    2012-08-01 03:45 AM
  2. p1mpdog1's Avatar
    WOW this sucks, soon we won't have anyone/exploits remaining to jailbreak the newest and greatest apple products......SAD!!
    2012-08-01 03:54 AM
  3. eprisencc's Avatar
    This is pretty bad news and it's high time for new hackers to enter the iOS jailbreak scene. The iPhone will fall by the wayside without the jailbreaking community. iOS 6 is not that great and at least jailbreaking offered some innovations to the os.
    2012-08-01 04:05 AM
  4. Them3this's Avatar
    Dude, an all time idol of mine. And just went higher on the list. What a G

    But we're not lost now by any means. MuscleNerd/pod2g/geo-hot/ just three to name that are all great exploiters.
    2012-08-01 04:07 AM
  5. eprisencc's Avatar
    Geohot is done.
    2012-08-01 04:10 AM
  6. H4CK3R's Avatar
    Damn! Sad to see him go, too bad he didn't save the exploit. This is very weird though, no explanation, just a sudden leaving. I don't get it.
    2012-08-01 04:17 AM
  7. hank197857's Avatar
    sad ... for many of us, the only reason to stay with the iphone is because of what a jailbreak allows (and itunes). still, there are many more smart brains out there to fill the void. unfortunately, i'm not one of them
    2012-08-01 04:26 AM
  8. DaveHavok's Avatar
    p0sixninja probably scored a job at Apple himself
    2012-08-01 04:28 AM
  9. iH85CH001's Avatar
    Does anyone else have the exploit?
    2012-08-01 04:29 AM
  10. KernelPad's Avatar
    We can't keep how hopes down now, well this is strange leaving suddenly selling everything, I hope this won't be a big effect on jailbreaking new devices, the only reason to buy an apple product is to jailbreak it...
    2012-08-01 04:30 AM
  11. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    Sad, but I feel confident that the Dev-team will survive this and move forward.
    2012-08-01 04:40 AM
  12. 2k1's Avatar
    Sad, but I feel confident that the Dev-team will survive this and move forward.
    Agree with ya there. They have alot more out there and the three the person aboved mentioned are way smart enough to keep this community going.
    2012-08-01 04:45 AM
  13. Jato_BZ's Avatar
    Planetbeing still there and there is others...agree tho that there is a trend to show apple these exploits and then end up being offered an internship, thus making the iOS even harder to JB with these guys onboard...
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    2012-08-01 05:08 AM
  14. dwizurd's Avatar
    I'm sure There is a lot to this story of his departure, but it is certainly strange to say the least. Maybe as a community, we should try to do more for the guys that bring us these jailbreaks. Wether it be donations or something else, cuz the dev teams truly do make my iPhone what it is. Without the jb, it just wouldn't be the same phone. Best wishes to posix though.
    "All I can be is me, whoever that is" - Bob Dylan
    2012-08-01 05:11 AM
  15. wolverinemarky's Avatar
    p0sixninja probably scored a job at Apple himself
    sad to hear this hopefully he will still jailbreak stuff just solo
    2012-08-01 05:11 AM
  16. hs1333a's Avatar
    p0sixninja probably scored a job at Apple himself
    Time to make the switch to Android like I did.
    2012-08-01 05:12 AM
  17. 2k1's Avatar
    Time to make the switch to Android like I did.
    Off with your head!!!!
    2012-08-01 05:13 AM
  18. Jato_BZ's Avatar
    Time to make the switch to Android like I did.
    I don't think that is the option we are looking for here. I will never switch...
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    2012-08-01 05:15 AM
  19. raduga's Avatar
    and the moral of the story is...

    nah, screw it.
    defcon + vegas = there is no moral
    Last edited by raduga; 2012-08-01 at 05:26 AM.
    2012-08-01 05:23 AM
  20. Cer0's Avatar
    If he did get Apple job then congrats for him. It's not a bad gig for him to do something he liked doing (I would guess he liked doing it).
    2012-08-01 05:29 AM
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