We just covered the InteVyDis’ VulnDisco Mobile untether solution and plugin for Immunity CANVAS. The expensive untether for A4 devices running iOS 5.1.1 was promoted on Stefan Esser’s Twitter (@i0n1c). Pod2g, the developer of the imminently upcoming iOS 5.1.1 public jailbreak just had a clash with i0n1c on twitter for the commercial tool. MuscleNerd also reveals his concern for the exploits.
Esser, in his typical fashion, responded with a quip of his own: “It seems the old jailbreakers are really pissed that someone else did a JB and sells it before them. They seem to fear less donations.”
Pod2g then clarified that his concern was the monetary price and limited scope of InteVyDis’ solution (currently limited to A4 devices), and that Esser’s promotion the suite intended for security professionals would confuse modders who “might buy a jailbreak because they can’t wait more.” (Which is unlikely, since the software suite that InteVyDis’ plugin relies on costs $995 by itself.)
Ultimately this is a non-issue. VulnDisco Mobile isn’t intended for homebrew enthusiasts, Esser’s having a laugh at the homebrew community, and Pod2g’s likely worried about confused modders clogging up his inbox with messages.
Esser’s view of the jailbreak community remains cynical. He believes that nobody from the jailbreaking community will buy the untether exploit from InteVyDis because it’s an expensive exploit pack (no kidding), and has “No doubt they will try to pirate it.” Alternatively they could wait for Pod2g’s jailbreak which will be compatible with all iOS devices except the Apple TV 3. Pod2g’s jailbreak is expected to release some time this week.
And MuscleNerd points out: multiple exploits are potentially being burned and iPhone software unlock might be commercial in the future as the coming of first commercial jailbreak.