CoolStar teases libhooker mostly working on iOS 15 beta 8

Just a couple of days ago, the Odyssey Team shared that it was already investing in test devices for iOS & iPadOS 15 jailbreak development. The announcement was accompanied by a photograph of an iPod touch that had been custom engraved with the words “Odyssey Team” on the back.

More recently, Odyssey Team lead developer CoolStar took to the Sileo / Taurine / Odyssey Discord channel to share that libhooker — the tweak injection method utilized by the Chimera, Odyssey, and Taurine jailbreaks for iOS 12, 13, and 14 respectively — was mostly working on iOS 15 beta 8.

According to the announcement, only a few small parts of libhooker are actually broken. However in noting that it didn’t take long to get almost all the tests to pass, CoolStar appears to suggest that it should be somewhat easy to fix those parts before an iOS & iPadOS 15 jailbreak ever drops:

There hasn’t yet been any significant news about a kernel-level tfp0 exploit for iOS & iPadOS 15, but the sunset of the iOS & iPadOS 14 jailbreak season leaves many excited to see what’s to come for jailbreaking in a world after iOS & iPadOS 15 have been released by Apple.

While the news that libhooker is likely to be updated with iOS & iPadOS 15 support in the near future, it’s worth noting that even Substitute — the tweak injection method used by the checkra1n and unc0ver jailbreaks — has been updated with preliminary iOS & iPadOS 15 support. Having these staple packages updated in time for iOS & iPadOS 15’s release is a particularly good sign for jailbreaking.

Apple is planning to showcase the new iPhone 13 lineup at this week’s special event on Tuesday, September 14th. It’s expected that the Cupertino-based company will also make iOS & iPadOS 15-related announcements, either opting to release the firmware update that same day or later in the week.

Given just how smoothly everything appears to be aligning, it will indeed be interesting to see how soon an iOS & iPadOS 15 jailbreak materializes.