Jailbreak news of the week: how to use palera1n, Cheyote not coming in 2022, & more…

If you follow us for the ride throughout the week, then you know we like to cover the latest jailbreak tweak stories and any news that impacts jailbreakers. But we also understand that some people are far too busy to keep it tuned 24/7.

Weekly jailbreak news roundup.

For that reason, iDB curates a dedicated roundup every Sunday to bring all jailbreak-related news content into one piece that you can effortlessly use to stay updated over the weekend.

In today’s roundup, we’ll discuss everything we showed you during the week of Monday, November 14th to Sunday, November 20th, along with all jailbreak tweak releases from this past week.

Important news tidbits from this week

How to jailbreak iOS or iPadOS 15.x with palera1n

palera1n header logo.

We show you step-by-step how to take advantage of the developer-centric checkm8 bootrom exploit-based palera1n jailbreak tool for A9-A11 devices running iOS or iPadOS 15.x.

Please note that while this jailbreak isn’t rootless and supports jailbreak tweaks,  it’s more complicated to install than traditional jailbreaks due to command line usage, and may be buggier than everyday jailbreaks.

You can find our how to move forward with palera1n in our full tutorial.

Tweak injection achieved on iOS 15.0-15.1.2 on A12-A15 devices

Closer look at @xina520’s jailbreak on iOS 15.1.1 with tweak injection.

Developer @xina520 has shared screenshots of what appear to be working tweak injection on iOS 15.0-15.1.1 on non-checkm8 devices, or more specifically, those with A12-A15 chips inside.

The showcase reveals what appears to be a proprietary jailbreak and some kind of unknown tweak injection method fashioned together using work from several developers. It appears to be a step in the right direction for the community thus far.

You can learn more about the tweak injection shown off by @xina520 in our full news post.

Tweak injection on palera1n now supports up to iOS 15.7.1

palera1n jailbreak icon.

The palera1n jailbreak team announced recently that they were attempting to add support for tweak injection for checkm8-compatible devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.7.1.

Tweak injection is what allows jailbreak tweaks to run, and from what we can gather, palera1n uses Substitute-based tweak injection.

You can learn more about the announcement and what it means in our full news post.

CoolStar: Don’t expect Cheyote iOS 15.0-15.1.1 jailbreak in 2022

The Cheyote jailbreak for iOS 15.0-15.1.1 by the Odyssey Team.

Odyssey Team lead developer CoolStar on Tuesday confirmed that she doesn’t plan to release the Cheyote jailbreak for iOS 15.0-15.1.1 in 2022.

CoolStar has been busy in other areas of hacking, including the ChromeBook scene, and may demo a working jailbreak in April of 2023, but hasn’t committed to a release.

You can learn more about this in our full news post.

Protect against a Shortcuts app vulnerability on iOS 15.0-15.3.1

Safecuts depiction as shown in the Sileo package manager app.

After the palera1n team added support for tweak injection on more devices, iOS developer 0xilis released a new jailbreak tweak for palera1n users who want to protect themselves against a vulnerability in the Shortcuts app that had been patched in iOS & iPadOS 15.4.

With that in mind, the tweak patches the vulnerability for users on iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.3.1 and does so by stripping any instances where the vulnerability could be used from the Shortcut pre-importation.

You can learn more about Safecuts in our full review post.

TrollStore version 1.4 released

TrollStore logo.

TrollStore received an update to version 1.4 on Saturday with a new FuguInstall method for apps and the ability to uninstall perma-signed apps via the Home Screen, among other things.

This update is recommended for all users, existing and new, and according to the developer, it’s likely to be the last substantial feature update to the platform notwithstanding bug fixes that may need to be addressed in the future.

You can learn more about TrollStore version 1.4 in our full news post.

TrollApps version 1.1 released

TrollApps version 1.1 adds iOS 14 support and a refreshed UI with more features.

TrollApps, a project for TrollStore that makes it easier to find other TrollStore-compatible apps, was updated to version 1.1 this past week.

The update brings support for iOS & iPadOS 14 devices, a redesigned user interface with app descriptions, and a bevy of other highly-demanded features from the community.

You can find out more about the updated TrollApps in our full news post.

Best emergency jailbreak tweaks

Best jailbreak tweaks to cope with emergencies on iOS 14.

iDB has carefully curated a list of some of the best jailbreak tweaks that may help you navigate an emergency, or otherwise avoid one.

While emergencies tend to happen without so much as a moment’s notice, these jailbreak tweaks can help you prepare for them or escape them when they do arise.

You can read our full emergency jailbreak tweak roundup to learn more.

Other news tidbits from this week

ActivityAction: A dependency for the MenuSupport library below (free via Havoc repository)

Apple Pay iOS 14: Fixes Apple Pay on jailbroken iOS 14 devices (free via BigBoss repository)

Cloaky: A tweak that can hide various UI elements from the iOS & iPadOS interface ($1.49 via Havoc repository)

MenuSupport: A plugin library for iOS’ selection menus (free via Havoc repository)

Pastcuts: Lets jailbreakers on iOS 13 or 14 use Shortcuts have have been made on iOS 15 devices (free via Havoc repository – review post)

We’ve made it to the end of today’s jailbreak-centric roundup, but we will continue updating our readers about the latest news as it surfaces throughout the course of this week.

Miss last week’s roundup? palera1n goes semi-untethered, new kernel exploit chain for iOS 15, & more…

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