Legendary hacker Comex has confirmed participation in the creation of alternative jailbreak store iMods




Developer Nicholas Allegra with the nickname Comex – author jailbreak service JailbreakMe – working on a major component for an alternative app store iMods. Thus he wrote on the site Github. We are talking about the library Cydia Substrate, which works on the basis of the majority of jailbreak tweaks.


The announcement of unofficial store iMods held last summer. Then the developers of the product is positioned as a substitute for Cydia, announced the start of closed testing. In December, the creators of the project demonstrated iMods video .

iMods has a stylish design, made by all the canons of the latest version of iOS. The application looks more modern than Cydia, and how to install tweaks – easier than a competitor. The creators of «App Store for Jailbreakers” said they plan to change the look of users to work with the software. Installing applications is simplified, and the risks to turn the device into “brick” will be reduced to zero. In addition, users can create their own accounts in the store and put the assessment of tweaks.

Since December of iMods there was no information. And now it became known that joined the project known hacker Comex. He leads the development of a core component called Substitute – alternative Cydia Substrate. On Github hacker says that he does not consider the normal situation with a single jailbreak store platform iOS. In his opinion, the iPhone and iPad users should have freedom of choice.


In this case, refers to the application Comex Jay «Saurik» Freeman, threatened to discontinue the development of Cydia, if he will put a spoke in the wheel, creating alternative solutions. Freeman himself did not support the idea of ​​open source software in the jailbreak community, closing the source code Cydia Substrate. Therefore Comex took over the task of preparing an alternative library Substitute, which in the future will benefit everyone.

First appeared on the Comex jailbreak scene in the spring of 2010. Then he presented the exploit to jailbreak iPhone and iPad called Spirit . In August of the same year he developed JailbreakMe 2.0 , another tool for “hacking” devices running iOS 4.0. The following year, was launched online project JailbreakMe 3.0 , with which it was possible to perform jailbreak for iPad 2 and other iOS-based devices iOS 4.3.3, go to the site on the Internet.

In 2011, in the famous jailbreak hacker circles surprised the public statement that Apple has invited him on probation . This was the reason for the rumors that the company is gaining talented developers to eventually neutralize the jailbreak community. A year later Comex tweeted that he was “more is not affiliated with Apple». The programmer did not name the specific reasons for the dismissal of the company, limiting the phrase: “Because I forgot to reply to an email message.” Later it became known that he took a job at Google.

In the jailbreak community Allegra – honorary member. They found a vulnerability in iOS is the most outstanding of all detected ever hackers. Participation in the project Comex iMods, no doubt, increases the chances of a speedy launch of the store.

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