Recently a website titled ‘IsiOS7jailbrokenyet’ had announced that it was taking donations to provide a bounty to any person who will successfully jailbreak the Apple iOS 7 as it has been almost 3 months since the launch of the new iOS and even the biggest hackers of the jailbreak community are yet to crack the iOS 7 code.
The community behind this website wants an open-source iOS 7 jailbreak, which will provide the users with a higher level of control over their device. At present, around $7,300 has been collected as bounty from donations.
The website states that Jailbreaking is also necessary to ensure that the disabled can use their mobile devices as easily as possible.
So for the people who can do it, they will be awarded a price. However, there are a few criteria to claim the price. The jailbreak has to work for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5S with all of them running the iOS 7.
The jailbreak has to be untethered and also has to be made publically available and free of cost. Also the jailbreak has to be open-source and released with one of the OSI-approved licenses. The website iFixit.com has the top donation of $650 at the moment.
However, the man behind Cydia, Jay Freeman aka Saurik, feels that the jailbreak bounty project has certain flaws. He feels that this entire concept will monetize the concept of jailbreaking from ‘people who do things that are fun to make devices more open’ to ‘people who do things to win cash prizes’. This could ruin the dynamics of the jailbreaking society.