Legacy palera1n jailbreak updated to v1.4.2 with iOS 16.4 support & other changes

Eyes have been on the palera1n team’s new C-based re-write, which brings performance and stability improvements over the traditional palera1n jailbreak, but that hasn’t stopped the team from continuing to support the legacy version.

Palera1n Team announces version 1.4.2 of the legacy palera1n jailbreak.

In an announcement Tweet shared Thursday evening, the palera1n team said it had updated the legacy palera1n jailbreak to version 1.4.2 with support for iOS & iPadOS 16.4, which just this week saw its first beta build for developer testing.

Palera1n team lead developer Nebula mentioned in the palera1n Discord channel Thursday afternoon that iOS & iPadOS 16.4 broke palera1n and that an update was imminent, so the v1.4.2 update isn’t totally surprising.

The change log also cites the following changes in addition to iOS & iPadOS 16.4 support:

– Various fixes
– Make palera1n.sh not directory dependent by @junepark678
– Add check for arm64e devices when started from recovery/DFU by @0xallie
– Add note about force reboot after restore rootfs by @0xallie
– Update payload by @asdfugil
– Fix _kill_if_running for root processes by @0xallie
– Increasing stability by @vadim-a-yegorov
– Hide non-error messages from iproxy by @0xallie
– Add –ipsw option by @0xallie
– dfuhelper: check if device is already in DFU mode by @0xallie
– dfuhelper: fail early if device rebooted to normal/recovery mode by @0xallie
– Ensure fs is always set by @0xallie
– Fix dfuhelper slowness (mainly on macOS) by @0xallie
– Update COMMONISSUES.md and fix some restorerootfs things by @BananaOnGitHub
– Use curl to check for connection instead of ping by @0xallie
– Prevent Finder from popping up while palera1n is running by @0xallie

Important to clarify here is that this update isn’t for palera1n-c, but rather the older traditional palera1n jailbreak. Both support A9-A11 devices running iOS or iPadOS 15.0-16.x thanks to the checkm8 hardware-based bootrom exploit.

If you’re an existing palera1n user, then you can get the latest release from the palera1n GitHub repository. If you aren’t a palera1n user yet, then you can follow the steps in our tutorial to get started for the first time.

Are you excited to see that the palera1n team has added support for a new iPhone and iPad firmware before it even made its way to the general public? Let us know in the comments section down below.