Most people associate the Procursus bootstrap and Sileo package manager with the iOS 12-based Chimera jailbreak or the iOS & iPadOS 13-based Odyssey jailbreak, but that’s liable to change soon future as Odyssey Team member Hayden Seay teased almost a month ago that Procursus and Sileo would be coming to the Mac.
Wednesday evening, we got a first-hand glimpse of just how quickly the aforementioned project appears to be coming along.
Just last week, SakuRα Development launched an all-new semi-untethered jailbreak tool dubbed kok3shi for 64-bit iOS 9.3-9.3.6 devices. It was a bit of a surprise given that most of today’s jailbreak-centric news revolves around iOS & iPadOS 13 or 14.
But as is the case with any initial jailbreak release, it would t be long before kok3shi received its first update. As such, SakuRα Development released a second public beta version of the kok3shi jailbreak, officially bringing it up to version 1.0 beta 2.
While much of today’s jailbreak-centric news revolves around iOS & iPadOS 13 and 14, every so often an older jailbreak tool gets an update that benefits end users on older firmware versions.
Today offers a rare example of the above sentiment after the Phoenix semi-untethered jailbreak tool for 32-bit devices running iOS 9.3.5-9.3.6 received an update to version 6 — the first in almost half a year.
Much of today’s jailbreak-centric news revolves around iOS & iPadOS 13 or 14, with one of the only lone exceptions being the iOS 12-based Chimera jailbreak, which recently received one of its final updates. Still, it’s not completely unheard of to see jailbreak developers work on or release projects related to legacy versions of iOS.
The latest example would be a new jailbreak tool dubbed kok3shi by SakuRα Development, which was only released just this evening. This jailbreak appears to be semi-untethered just like the tried-and-true Odyssey and unc0ver tools are, however unlike those tools, it supports only 64-bit devices running iOS 9.3.2-9.3.5.
Whether you’re new to jailbreaking or you’ve been jailbreaking for a long time, one thing we all have in common is that we’ve come across an app that doesn’t want to work on our pwned device. In most cases an error message materializes when launching certain types of apps, such as banking, media streaming, or the gaming variety that bar usage on jailbroken devices.
This is a common quandary known as jailbreak detection, and it’s where the app developer tries to prevent jailbroken devices from accessing their app to prevent unauthorized changes, cheats, or even security breaches. As common as jailbreak detection might be, it’s not fool-proof. We often see workarounds in the form of jailbreak detection bypasses, which can prevent certain apps from discerning that you’re jailbroken, and this prevents such frustrating messages from appearing in the first place.
Ever since @ModernPwner dropped the cicuta_verosa kernel exploit for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 devices, we knew it’d only be a matter of time before jailbreaks would pick up support.
Pwn20wnd was the first to the party after adding iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 support to the unc0ver jailbreak with a custom kernel exploit based on cicuta_verosa, but it just so happens that CoolStar was also working on an iOS 14.0-14.3 jailbreak that uses the cicuta_verosa kernel exploit directly.
Ever since Pwn20wnd updated the unc0ver jailbreak tool to support iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3, we’ve received countless questions about when CoolStar’s iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 jailbreak would launch.
While CoolStar has been particularly tight-lipped about progress on such a jailbreak, even going as far as to suggest that there was no urgency to rush a release merely because unc0ver launched first, the good news for those who’ve been asking is that the jailbreak community got its first tangible teaser late last night.
Ever since the unc0ver jailbreak added support for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3, the tool has received a steady stream of updates from lead developer Pwn20wnd with various bug fixes and performance improvements to improve the performance and stability of the jailbreak experience overall.
While unc0ver v6.1.0 was recently released to resolve all known issues with its iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 support, it seems that more room for improvement was discovered following that release, as the tool was just updated again to version 6.1.1 this afternoon.
The unc0ver jailbreak only just picked up support for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 this past weekend, and while it was met with unprecedented hype from those who’ve been waiting for a public iOS & iPadOS 14-centric jailbreak for all devices, anyone could have guessed that the tool would soon receive subsequent updates with bug and stability fixes.
Unc0ver received its first update after adding support for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 Monday evening with a number of improvements, but as many veteran unc0ver jailbreakers would come to expect, it wouldn’t be the final update. The unc0ver jailbreak tool received an update once again on Wednesday, this time to version 6.0.2 with additional changes.
While much of the jailbreak-centric hubbub recently has been related to the unc0ver jailbreak picking up support for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3, that’s not to say developments aren’t happening elsewhere.
One example would be the iOS & iPadOS 13-centric Odyssey jailbreak tool, which received an update to version 1.3.0 this Tuesday evening.
The unc0ver jailbreak has received its first minor update after initially picking up support for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 this past weekend, a feat made possible by a custom kernel exploit that drew heavy inspiration from the recently released cicuta_verosa exploit by @ModernPwner.
In the latest update, dubbed version 6.0.1, unc0ver received bug fixes and performance improvements to address some of the issues reported by users within the first 48 hours of the tool being available to the general public.
After much anticipation, the unc0ver team has officially updated its tenable jailbreak tool Saturday evening with initial support for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3.
The latest unc0ver update brings the tool up to version 6.0.0, and as expected, incorporates a full fledged jailbreak experience with tweak injection via Substitute and package management via Cydia.