Wed. Jul 6th, 2022

iOS Hacker Comex Says No More JailbreakMe, Also Talks About Apple Internship

We have recently informed you about the most famous jailbreak hacker named Comex to hire by Apple as an intern; the real name of Comex is Nicholas Allegra, but best known as Comex in the jailbreaking community, and for creating the easiest jailbreak for iOS devices, in which users not have to connect their device with PC , and nor to perform confusing steps. He recently releases JailbreakMe 3.0 to jailbreak the iPad 2 on iOS 4.3.3.


Here are some parts of the Q&A:

Question: After your internship with Apple and after iOS 5 is officially released, will you continue to support the jailbreak community by providing exploits?

Comex: No.

Edit: But I’ll want to jailbreak my phone, so I hope someone finds them :p

Q: Why an intern position though? It seems like you could carry a regular position at apple.
How has the core jailbreak dev teams responded to you going to work forapple?

Comex: I don’t know if I’d want to do that- I’ve never had a job before and I don’t know what it’s like- and I intend to go back to college soon.
Mostly with congratulations.

Have you made any money from the jb scene?

Comex: I’ve made a good amount of money through donations, which is mostly being used to help pay for college. JailbreakMe 2.0 was like $40,000; 3.0 was $15,000 (not quite sure why it decreased).

The jailbreak community took a huge hit when you left. Do you think the active players can outsmart you now that you’re playing for the other team, or are you Apple’s final solution to their jailbreak problem?

Comex: There are a lot of smart people working for Apple already; maybe I can help, but I doubt I can stop people from finding exploits.

Have you met Steve Jobs?

Comex: I wish.

Can you give any insight on how apple views the Jailbreak communities mods?

Comex: I have no idea.

As a huge open book for them to steal take ideas from.

Comex: I certainly don’t mind. Jailbreak community puts an idea in front of people with a crappy implemenation; Apple polishes it to the point where it can be an OS feature. I don’t know whether Apple actually pays attention to jailbreak apps, but see App Store, copy and paste, multitasking, etc…

What, besides money, made you flip to the other side?

Comex: It’s not about money. A large part of my motivation to jailbreak was always the challenge; the internship will be a new sort of challenge.

Will the current jailbreaks and/or the site disappear?

Comex: No, I’ll hand them over to MuscleNerd or chpwn or whoever will take care of them

Recently after releasing JailbreakMe 3.0, he was exclusively profiled by Frobes, but he didn’t speak too much about himself and even does not comment about the status of future JailbreakMe and his shocking internship at Apple.


As you have read his answers above, you can also judge that he will not going to continue his JailbreakMe and will also not going to stick up with Apple’s internship, as we have noticed in his Q&A, he wants to go back to college and continue his studies, we have also noticed that he’s not doing all of the stuff for your crap money, he always take iOS as a competition and did well. By the way, he also told that this time folks didn’t donate him too much, as he did an awesome job!