The checkra1n jailbreak tool has received a minor version bump in an unannounced and somewhat paltry update.
Citing the checkra1n team’s official website, the latest version of the checkm8 bootrom exploit-based jailbreak tool is now v0.9.8.2. The change log published for this particular version is as follows:
– Bumping maximum device tree size to 256KiB for Project Sandcastle.
– Fix architecture mismatch for devhelper builds.
From what we can gather, the update provides changes that may seem insignificant for the general public, including a minor update for Project Sandcastle and a lone bug fix for developers. Given the circumstances, it’s not very surprising that the update wasn’t announced publicly.
If you’re already using the previous checkra1n v0.9.8.1, then you shouldn’t feel compelled to upgrade to the latest release. On the other hand, we always recommend keeping your software up to date, and so you may want to download the latest version of checkra1n from the official website so you’re prepared for the next time you reboot your iOS device and find yourself needing to re-run the jailbreak.
If you’ve never jailbroken with checkra1n before, then you can follow our step-by-step tutorial for doing so. Checkra1n supports macOS and Linux machines and can be deployed on A9-A11-equipped iOS devices running any public firmware release.
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