Jailbreak Tweak Repositories MacCiti And ModMyi Shut Down

Posted: Dec 10 2017, 8:51am CST | by , in News | Apple

Jailbreak tweak repositories MacCiti and ModMyi shut down

Jailbreaking of iPhones has been running high since the release of the first iPhone about a decade ago, but will it be a thing a decade from now? MacCiti repository was reportedly shut down last week, and as if the death of one wasn’t enough, ModMyi repository has also been archived and closed recently.

ModMyi has recommended that jailbreak tweak developers should host their tweaks through the BigBoss repository, the last remaining major player. There have been ups and downs in the particular field but never has it happened that a single major player put its sword down, let alone two.

While it may come as a shock to many people, this was predicted ahead of happening. The two main reasons for this decline are the lack of public jailbreaks available as well as Apple’s efforts to make iOS a complete and the best operating system on mobile phones.

Public jailbreak tweaks are released from time to time, but since the release of iOS 11, several features that were available as tweaks are now available to iPhone users by the stock operating system. Which ultimately narrows down the purpose of creating jailbreak tweaks anymore.

On top of all of this, Apple has now increased the bounties in its bug bounty program which has compelled more and more security researchers and bug finders towards reporting found bugs.

And even if Apple’s bounties are not juicy enough for the hackers, there are still a number of third parties who pay very generously for those bugs. This situation has ultimately resulted in a decrease in public releases of jailbreaks of newer versions of iOS.

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