Security firm Zerodium has put out a huge bounty for individuals and organisations who can jailbreak iOS 9. It has claimed in a statement that it will reward $3 million to people who create an exclusive, browser-based, and untethered jailbreak for the latest Apple iOS 9 operating system and devices.
In a programme called "The Million Dollar iOS 9 Bug Bounty", tailored for experienced security researchers, reverse engineers, and jailbreak developers, Zerodium has offered $1 million each to three researchers who come up with iOS 9 jailbreak on Apple's iPhones and iPads. [Read: Eligibility and conditions to participate]
No individual or organisation has come forward to claim the bounty till now, but if there is one who could be close to coming out with iOS 9 jailbreak at the moment (whether or not they claim the bounty), it has to be the Semi JB team, which has made its partial jailbreak of the software available to the public. Apple device users can install the Cydia with limited functions but still can't install the system apps and sources.
Interestingly, iH8sn0w, developer of popular jailbreak tools such as Sn0wbreeze, P0sixspwn and iFaith, too seems to have successfully jailbroken iOS 9.
He has posted a video showing an untethered iPhone 5 running a jailbroken iOS 9 on his YouTube channel. However, the tool that is needed to jailbreak the firmware has still not been made available to the public.
In a new development, Apple has released iOS 9.0.1, an upgraded version of the new software. So, developers could skip iOS 9 jailbreak and work for jailbreak of 9.0.1 version instead.