I’ve never posted this so here it is,
the full version of a review paper on Jailbreaking iOS, I’ve posted a while ago.
It’s not totally up to date anymore, but it covers the history of jailbreaking, the reasons it exsists, the technical background as well as the inner workings of some of the most recent tools which at the time of writing this paper have been Star or greenpois0n.
I didn’t’ really follow the recent developments in this field since writing this, so feel free to drop a comment if you have anything to add or feel like something needs to be updated.
A short introduction to the topic of Jailbreaking.
This is the short version of a review paper on Jailbreaking iOS, I’m going to write over the next weeks. My intentions here are to provide a detailed explanation of the whole process, aimed at readers with a technical background who want to read up on the topic.
As a part of my recent internship at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Industrial Engineering, I had to write a short summary about some technology I was using, because I was mainly working with Sun’s Open Source Rich Client Framework aka the Netbeans Platform, I chose this to write about.
The result was the following paper, it is written in german, but some might find it useful anyhow.