Apple might yet succeed with preventing jailbreakers as the upcoming iOS 9 is rumored to be the end of jailbreaking.
According to 9toMac, Apple is reportedly working on a “Rootless” security apparatus, which will prevent users of iOS devices with administrative level access to tweak with protected files found within the system folders of the Apple gadget.
An article at Evasi0n Jailbreak defined jailbreaking as accessing the root levels of iOS in order to mount a disk file to replace the original disk image installed by Apple in the operating system. Installing a new disk file to overwrite the original will allow jailbreakers to tweak settings and install features that are not previously possible with the Apple-installed operating system in place.
Theoretically, the “Rootless” apparatus could be a “heavy blow” towards the jailbreaking community, an anonymous source told 9toMac.
However, parties in the jailbreaking community are optimistic that they can work around the technicalities that will be introduced with the release of iOS 9 this year.
“Though we can’t say exactly what Rootless means in terms of iOS 9 until we catch our first glimpse of the firmware, we can confirm that this won’t be the end of jailbreaking,” Youtube user iCrackuriDevice said in an article at the Gospel Herald.
iCrackuriDevice also stated in the Evasi0n Jailbreak article that jailbreakers can theoretically work around the rumored “Rootless” apparatus after jailbreaker TaiG apparently does not require “root access to complete jailbreak” for iOS 8.0.
In the meantime, Apple device owners are eagerly awaiting the release of the jailbreak for iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3.
According to the Latino Post, the iOS 8.2 or the iOS 8.3 jailbreaking tool will not be released in the near future as jailbreakers TaiG and Pangu await a software update from Apple to iOS 8.4, before attempting to jailbreak to iOS 8.3.
iOS 8.4 is reportedly able to fix vulnerability and security issues, and could also be resistant to jailbreaking attempts, Day Herald reported.