We strongly believe that users should have the freedom to control their devices. We wanted an open source jailbreak for iOS 7, giving users the capability to install what they want on their own devices and the ability to audit the code they're using to do so. Jailbreaking is also critical to ensuring that the disabled are able to use their mobile devices as easily as possible. So we started a prize for the first people who can do it.
The jailbreak must:
Submissions should be sent to [email protected] and include links to source code and functioning binaries. The prize panel will review all submissions to ensure that they meet the prize criteria. The prize will go to the first person or group that creates and submits a successful solution.
The contributions will be split as follows: 90% of the prize fund will be paid out to the winning submission. 10% will go toward payment processing (2.9% + 30¢ for credit cards), Threshold platform fees (5%), and donations to EFF and Public Knowledge (remainder).
If no one claims the prize within 18 months, we will contact all donors and provide instructions as to how to receive a refund. Any remaining funds will be donated to PK and EFF.
Questions? Contact us at [email protected].