iOS 9 Jailbreak by China’s elite ‘Keen Team’ hackers already in the works

Here’s the first iOS 9 jailbreak related news that every jailbreaker would love to read. ‘Keen Team’, a China’s elite hacker group, is currently working on an iOS 9 jailbreak, according to a new report published by Forbes.

Forbes reports that an elite group of hackers that goes by the name ‘Keen Team’ (alternatively spelled K33n Team) are working on jailbreaking iOS 9. Liang Chen, one of the team member, told Forbes that they are hoping to have an iOS 9 jailbreak ready by Fall when Apple’s next-generation mobile operating system will be available to general public.

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Keen team might not have released any jailbreak yet, but they have the history of hacking iPhones and the group is one of the most respected hacker teams around the globe. In 2013 and 2014 Mobile Pwn2Pwn competitions, the same group has won $65,000 by exploiting Safari browser.

The team is also known for their Android PingPongRoot tool, which allows you to root Samsung Galaxy S6 without tripping KNOX, an enterprise security solution by Samsung.

The report further reads that the Keen Team might also reach out to Pangu team, another group of Chinese hackers who successfully jailbreak iOS 8 – 8.1 and iOS 7.1.2 with their Pangu jailbreak tool. However, they don’t plan on working with TaiG, another team of Chinese hacker who released an iOS 8.2 jailbreak.

Chen said that the team is currently digging into iOS 9 beta, which Apple released soon after the WDDC 2015 keynote and hopes to release the jailbreak after the public availability of iOS 9. He further said that they were not interested in the commercial aspect of the jailbreak and thinks of it as a technical challenge.

Appearance of a new promising hackers team on the jailbreak scene is indeed a sign of relief for jailbreakers, who have been worried of not seeing an iOS 9 jailbreak due to its new security feature called Rootless iOS 9.

We’ll update you as we learn more about iOS 9 jailbreak. Stay Tuned!

[via Forbes]

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