Owners of Apple's iPhone, iPod and iPad must be eagerly waiting for iOS 9.1 and iOS 9.2 jailbreak to arrive. But they could be in for a disappointment as it may not happen anytime soon or may never happen.
Speculations are doing the rounds that iOS 9.1 and the upcoming iOS 9.2 jailbreak may come by the end of this year, claiming that hackers should be able to find the exploits of Apple's new versions of iOS 9 despite improvement in security features, reported Neurogadget. But it is very unlikely to be made available to iPhone users anytime soon.
The iOS 9.1 and iOS 9.2, which is currently under beta testing, are said to have been jailbroken but Zerodium that has claimed the cracking of the exploits is yet to give a clear picture. However, it did announce the jailbreak on on its Twitter page.
"Our iOS #0day bounty has expired & we have one winning team who made a remote browser-based iOS 9.1/9.2b #jailbreak (untethered). Congrats!" tweeted Zerodium.
Zerodium had placed "The Million Dollar iOS 9 Bug Bounty" programme for individuals and organisations who can jailbreak iOS 9 earlier in September and ended at 6:00 p.m. EDT, 31 October. It offered $1 million each to three researchers ($3 million in total) who come up with iOS 9 jailbreak on Apple's iPhones and iPads.
The iOS 9.1 and iOS 9.2 exploits have been reportedly found, but Zerodium didn't reveal any details, including who cracked it.
So will the jailbreak be made available to the public? Very unlikely for the simple reason that Zerodium had paid $1 million to the winner. There is high possibility of selling it to other companies or even to the government. So, Zerodium may not release iOS 9.1-iOS 9.2 jailbreak to iPhone users.
However, the firmware's new version jailbreak could come anytime if other hackers manage to crack it but that is unpredictable.