It was a busy day for the Electra Team and Pwn20wnd alike, but just when we thought that the jailbreak developers were winding down to take a breather for the night, the Electra Team emerged with yet another spontaneous update for the Chimera jailbreak. The latest version of Chimera is now v1.2.2.
The Electra Team announced the new Chimera update on Twitter just this evening, and they went on to explain that it addresses a problem where the tried and true voucher_swap exploit wouldn’t work when attempting to jailbreak A12(X) devices running iOS 12.0-12.1.2 with Chimera v1.2.1:
From what we can gather, this update resolves that problem while maintaining the integrity of all the other exploits on all previously-supported device and firmware versions.
A7-A8 and A12(X) devices on iOS 12.1.3-12.2 still aren’t supported at the time of this writing, but CoolStar noted earlier that the Electra Team would research ways to support these devices going forward if enough interest was expressed. We have yet to learn whether the Electra Team will proceed.
As of now, if you would like to download the latest version of Chimera, then you can do so from the official Chimera website. You can also follow our step-by-step tutorial regarding how to jailbreak your device using the Chimera tool.
Has Chimera version 1.2.2 resolved any of the problems you were experiencing while jailbreaking your handset? Let us know down in the comments section below.