An important piece of advice that we often reiterate for aspiring jailbreakers-to-be is to keep their iPhone or iPad on the lowest possible firmware. You’ve likely read this, or lines just like it, every time we break jailbreak-related news and developments, and there are some critical reasons behind why we do this.
While there hasn’t been any discernible movement lately with respect to jailbreaking iOS & iPadOS 15, the good news is that a lot of different potential exploits now exist in the wild, putting the ball instead in jailbreak developers’ courts. In fact, it seems that another could be on the brink of development at the time of this writing.
Odyssey Team lead developer CoolStar published a comment in the Sileo / Taurine / Odyssey Discord channel Friday evening with some potentially exciting news for jailbreakers.
Just yesterday, unc0ver Team lead developer Pwn20wnd updated the unc0ver jailbreak tool to v8.0.0 with official support for A12 & A13-equipped iPhones and iPads running iOS or iPadOS 14.6-14.8. It was trailed by a quick update to v8.0.1 to address issues on A12 handsets running iOS or iPadOS 14.6, but it seems that yet another update was released this Thursday evening in the form of version 8.0.2.
Pwn20wnd surprised us all after launching unc0ver v8.0.0 Wednesday afternoon with support for A12 & A13-equipped devices running iOS & iPadOS 14.6-14.8. However, soon after trying the updated jailbreak for the first time, users of A12-equipped handsets on iOS or iPadOS 14.6 began reporting how their device registered as “unsupported” by the unc0ver jailbreak app.
Hacker and unc0ver Team lead developer Pwn20wnd surprised us all this Wednesday evening with an updated release of the unc0ver jailbreak that appears to add support for iOS & iPadOS 14.6-14.8 for iPhones and iPads equipped with Apple’s A12 and A13 chips.
Developmental news pertaining to iOS software security surfaced this week after the @ElcomSoft Twitter account shared screenshots of what appears to be a working forensic toolkit for A11-A13 handsets running iOS or iPadOS 14.4-14.8.
A fuzzy image circulating on jailbreak-oriented subreddits these past couple of weeks has received a lot of attention in the jailbreak community as of late, as it appears to depict iOS hacker and checkra1n team member @siguza commenting in a Discord channel about iOS & iPadOS 15 and the state of the checkra1n jailbreak.
In mid-October, hacker Justin Sherman took to Twitter to announce that he would soon publish a write-up detailing the likes of a kernel-level exploit for iOS & iPadOS 14.7 and below.
Jailbreakers who’ve been at it for more than just a couple of seasons should recognize the Twitter handle @08Tc3wBB, as it belongs to a ZecOps security researcher touting a marvelous track record of infiltrating iOS and iPadOS.
Those following the Fugu14 untether that security researcher Linus Henze released just last month will likely be happy to hear that it has been updated again with notable improvements.