IOS 9.2.1 has been jailbroken

Luca Todesco (@qwertyoruiop) has successfully jailbroken iOS 9.2.1! Todesco posted a screenshot of Cydia running iOS 9.2.1 on his iPhone 6 to his Twitter account. 
I lied. All Hail 화격자 리더. No releases.
(The text in Korean is supposed to translate to “Grate Leader”)

While Todesco’s tweet does mention “no releases,” that does not necessarily mean that Todesco plans to keep the jailbreak for himself. He could pass his findings on to another team, which could then be used to create a complete jailbreak release. Todesco did in fact contribute to the first iOS 9 jailbreak that Pangu had released earlier this year, but Apple had patched that jailbreak with the release of iOS 9.1. 
Todesco also jailbroke iOS 8.4.1 after iOS 9 was jailbroken; however there was no official GUI or tool created for that jailbreak. Instead, the source code was posted on Github.
To further prove the legitimacy of the screenshot, Todesco posted the Kernel dumps for iOS 9.2.1. 

TaiG, the team behind several iOS jailbreaks, has also been rumored to have an iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak, but Todesco says he’s unsure if the two jailbreaks share the same exploits.
Even though iOS 9.2.1 has been jailbroken, it is important to note that the firmware is still in beta (Apple just released the second beta earlier this week). If any jailbreak were to surface, it would likely be after an official iOS 9.2.1 release.
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iOS 9 jailbreak is in the works

Here is the latest on the iOS 9 jailbreak according to IDOWNLOADBLOG 

Not only is an iOS 9.2 jailbreak in the works, but it could be here sooner than you think. That all, according to 3K Assistant, a long-time TaiG jailbreak partner. 3K Assistant is the same name of the utility that we always recommend unchecking on TaiG jailbreaks, because it usually has links to pirated content and just seems shady overall.

According to a report by Stephen Chan, who’s reported on jailbreaking accurately in the past, 3K Assistant has announced that a jailbreak for iOS 9.2 is coming soon via the Chinese microblogging site Weibo.

Unfortunately, the Weibo post appears to have been removed by 3K Assistant. There is a blog post, however, that goes into detail on the progress of the iOS 9.2 jailbreak. The blog post is in Chinese, but you can use Google Translate to gain a rough translation of the update.

Be sure to head over to Chan’s blog for screenshots of the original 3K Assistant weibo post.

What do you think about the prospect of an iOS 9.2 untethered jailbreak? Are you highly anticipating it?

Geohot is building self driving car

Geohot, the first person to unlock the original iPhone, has built a self driving car in just one month in his own garage. 
Geohot has equipped a 2016 Acura with graphics chips that normally power video game consoles and Intel chips to run his AI calculations. The car also features six cameras — similar to the ones found in smartphones — to gather data and images surrounding the vehicle. It has a 21.5-inch monitor and joystick controller that enables self-driving mode. Geohot says his costs to develop the system are $50,000 thus far — with most of that consisting of the car itself ($30,000). 

Part of what motivated Geohot to build the car was a bet with Telsa’s Elon Musk. Tesla currently gets its driver-assist technology from Mobileye, a company that Geohot says is “behind the times” with the technology.
There was a proposal that if Hotz could do better than Mobileye’s technology in a test, then Musk would reward him with a lucrative contract. Hotz, though, broke off the talks when he felt that Musk kept changing the terms. “Frankly, I think you should just work at Tesla,” Musk wrote to Hotz in an e-mail. “I’m happy to work out a multimillion-dollar bonus with a longer time horizon that pays out as soon as we discontinue Mobileye.”
“I appreciate the offer,” Hotz replied, “but like I’ve said, I’m not looking for a job. I’ll ping you when I crush Mobileye.” Musk simply answered, “OK.”

Geohot says his approach is different than what most autonomous vehicle technology consists of. He says he’s come up with some discoveries that improve how AI software interprets data coming from cameras. In essence, instead of writing hundreds and thousands of lines of code to tell the vehicle what to do in certain scenarios, Geohot has developed a “deep-learning” way for the vehicle to simply learn what to do after being manually driven around. Geohot’s software is based on just 2,000 lines of code and he has even launched his own company,
The major advance he will discuss is the edge that deep-learning techniques provide in autonomous technology. He says the usual practice has been to manually code rules that handle specific situations. There’s code that helps cars follow other vehicles on the highway, and more code to deal with a deer that leaps into the road. Hotz’s car has no such built-in rules. It learns what drivers typically do in various situations and then tries to mimic and perfect that behavior. If his Acura cruises by a bicyclist, for example, it gives the biker some extra room, because it’s seen Hotz do that in the past. 
Besides unlocking the original iPhone, Geohot also jailbroke the PS3, released his own Android root, and much more. Geohot has worked at Google, Facebook, SpaceX, and more. 
Check out the Bloomberg’s entire story on Geohot’s self-driving car here.

Apple to release colorful  iPhone 6c for February 2016 launch 

Another sketchy rumor was published today, claiming that Apple will be launching a rumored successor to its now discontinued, unapologetically plastic iPhone 5c in February of next year.
Citing supply chain sources familiar with the matter, Chinese publication TechWeb said that the device will feature a metallic enclosure treated with a wide range of colors.
Unnamed insiders from Foxconn, a contract fabricator that assembles many Apple gadgets, reportedly told TechWeb that the so-called iPhone 6c will be formally unveiled in January 2016 before hitting store shelves one month later in February 2016.
Sources speculated that the device might be outfitted with a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, but not 3D Touch as Apple wants to keep the off-contract price between $400 and $500 in the United States.
By comparison, 2013’s iPhone 5c model sold for $549 contract-free for the entry-level model with sixteen gigabytes of storage. However, Foxconn has yet to receive orders to commence mass production of the iPhone 6c, TechWeb cautioned.
Another report published earlier in the morning said Apple has been testing at least five different iPhone 7 prototypes with unique hardware features such as a USB Type-C connector for headphones, wireless charging, multi-touch Force Touch, dual cameras and a Touch ID fingerprint scanner embedded into the display itself.