One of the most famous jailbreak developer, Nicholas Allegra, has left Apple. Allegra who is better known as Comex has left the jailbreak community last year to work for Apple.
He is famous for creating JailbreakMe, an exploit that uses a PDF vulnerability inside Safari browser to install Cydia. JailbreakMe 3.0 was the first to jailbreak iPad 2 which remained un-jailbroken for quite some time until Comex conquered it.
For past one year, he remained working for Apple as an intern. Most probably he was helping them to patch vulnerabilities in iOS.
“As of last week, after about a year, I’m no longer associated with Apple.” Comex told its followers on Twitter.
So the question is whether he is back to the jailbreak community and is he ready to start working on iOS 6 jailbreak? Well the answer is NO, according to a story published on Forbes.
When I asked Allegra what he plans to work on now, he said he’ll focus on his studies at Brown, and doesn’t foresee working on new jailbreaking tools for iOS any time soon. That may come as a disappointment for iPhone users, who have been waiting for a crack for iOS 6, a feat that may be far more difficult for the jailbreaking community to pull off than for earlier mobile operating systems due to Apple’s further tightening of iOS’s security measures.
According to the report, Allegra was late to respond to the email from Apple that was actually an offer to continue his employment at Apple as a remote intern. “I wasn’t too happy about it, but it didn’t seem like I was able to fix it,” he says. “So that’s what it is.”