Most iOS & iPadOS 13 jailbreakers are using either checkra1n, Odyssey, or unc0ver to enjoy an unrestricted handset without Apple virtue signaling how their user experience should be, but there could well be a new jailbreak in town very soon.
iOS developer Kritanta, known and respected for releasing a slew of high-quality jailbreak tweaks over the past few years, took to Twitter this afternoon to tease what could only be described as the very early stages of an upcoming jailbreak tool.
The Odyssey Team updated its iOS 13-centric Odyssey jailbreak tool at the crack of dawn Friday morning to version 1.2, adding support for the new iOS 13.5.1-13.7 exploit that was released by FreeTheSandbox in collaboration with ZecOps just yesterday.
An announcement about the release was Tweeted by the Odyssey Team’s official Twitter account this morning with a link for avid jailbreakers to download the tool for themselves:
As promised, following security researcher 08Tcw3BB’s much anticipated presentation at HITB CyberWeek 2020, affiliated software security firm ZecOps has officially released an exploit for iOS & iPadOS 13.5.1-13.7.
The announcement, shared this Thursday afternoon via the ZecOps Twitter account, links to a blog post on the firm’s own website that discusses the exploit, how it works via a proof of concept, and how an attacker could use it:
Those eagerly waiting for a jailbreak with support for the concluding versions of the iOS & iPadOS 13 family before Apple officially released iOS & iPadOS 14 this Fall have two options, with the first being to wait for FreeTheSandbox to release the jailbreak they’ve been teasing for more than a month, or the second being to continue waiting for someone to pick up an exploit like the one just recently released by @_simo36.
If the FreeTheSandbox offering sounds like a better choice to you, then we’ve got some news for you. The official FreeTheSandbox Twitter account shared the following Tweet early Thursday morning to comment on the state of the jailbreak they’ve been working on:
If you’ve poked your nose in the jailbreak community’s trending news lately, then you’ve undoubtedly caught wind about a developing jailbreak for iOS 13.5-13.7 devices. Software security researchers associated with FreeTheSandbox first announced plans to release such a jailbreak at the end of September, and there have been a number of other teasers since then.
Just this afternoon, the @FreeTheSandbox Twitter account generated more excitement among jailbreakers after it turned to the community in search of potential testers. The Tweet, shown below, appeared seek users of certain types of devices running iOS 13.5.1 through 13.7, as these will be the handset and firmware combinations that the jailbreak supports when released.
Just under a month ago, security researchers with operation #FreeTheSandbox, an initiative started by security research firm ZecOps, revealed that they were working on a jailbreak with support for devices running iOS & iPadOS 13.5-13.7. The announcement garnered oodles of attention from the community, especially since current jailbreak tools like Odyssey and unc0ver only support up to and including iOS & iPadOS 13.5.
A few days later, the @FreeTheSandbox Twitter account said they were targeting a mid-November or early-December release for their jailbreak, and early Tuesday morning, the account posted a rather attention-grabbing teaser in the form of a simplistic Tweet that said, “Almost ready:”
The latest available jailbreaks at the time of this writing are Odyssey and unc0ver, each of which support up to and including iOS and iPadOS 13.5 on all devices. With that in mind, one Tweet in particular shared this Tuesday evening by the Twitter account @FreeTheSandbox appears to be turning quite a few heads in the jailbreak community.
The Tweet, illustrated in the screenshot above, appears to tip off that a yet-to-be-named jailbreak team is in the midst of forming and that it will work on a jailbreak tool that will support iOS and iPadOS 13.5 to 13.7.