iOS 11.4.1

Unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release revised with v1ntex-related bug fixes and improvements

It was only yesterday that hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd added official support for tihmstar’s v1ntex exploit to the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release, but another revision issued just this morning delivers some important v1ntex-related bug fixes and refinements.

Citing the changelog from Pwn20wnd’s official GitHub repository, the 21st beta of the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release sports the following changes:

New revision to unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release adds support for tihmstar’s v1ntex exploit

In what appears to be a pleasant surprise for the jailbreak community on Friday, hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd revised the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release to its 20th beta with official support for tihmstar’s voucher_swap-like v1ntex exploit.

Pwn20wnd shared the news via Twitter just this afternoon, sharing the usual links to the official download page and to the /r/jailbreak sub-Reddit:

Unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release receives async_wake and firmware checker-related bug fixes

It wasn’t too long ago that hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd released unc0ver v2.2.6 to the masses and dropped subsequent revisions to the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release for public testing, but Pwn20wnd is known for being quite the active developer and he appears to have revised the pre-release again since our last coverage with additional micro-updates.

According to the changelog published at Pwn20wnd’s official GitHub repository, betas 18 and 19 of the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release comprise of the ensuing changes:

Electra 1.3.0 released with ‘next-gen jailbreakd2’ to prevent device freezes and improve performance

The Electra Team has released another update for the iOS 11-centric Electra jailbreak tool on Saturday bringing the version number up to 1.3.0. This update incorporates a respectable list of bug fixes and performance improvements, among other things.

The update was announced via Twitter by the Electra Team Saturday evening, and as it would seem, it replaces jailbreakd with a re-written alternative dubbed jailbreakd2 and resolves a bevy of freezing issues that had been reported by the tool’s user base:

Electra version 1.2.7 released to fix a kernel panic issue on some devices

It was only a couple of hours ago that the Electra Team pushed two back-to-back updates for the Electra jailbreak tool, but those versions are already obsolete. The team just pushed another update to their iOS 11-centric jailbreak tool, bringing the version number up to 1.2.7.

The Electra Team announced the update earlier this evening via Twitter, elucidating how it was released to resolve a bug with tihmstar’s v1ntex exploit that would sometimes cause a kernel panic on certain devices:

Electra updated to version 1.2.6 to resolve various problems on A7 & A8 devices

The Electra Team pushed two subsequent updates to the Electra jailbreak tool Thursday evening with bug fixes and improvements, bringing the version number of iOS 11-centric tool to 1.2.6. The updates came just hours after Electra picked up support for tihmstar’s new v1ntex exploit.

The Electra Team announced the new updates via Twitter, adding that they would resolve problems users were experiencing on A7 and A8 devices concerning post-exploitation failures on iOS 11.2-11.4.1 and app crashing issues on iOS 11.4.x:

Pwn20wnd drops unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release with support for iOS 11.4.x, releases unc0ver v2.2.0 to the masses

Not long after the Electra Team released Electra version 1.2.0 with official support for iOS 11.4-11.4.1, hacker and uncover lead developer Pwn20wnd officially released unc0ver v2.2.0 to the masses and dropped the first unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release in its wake.

Pwn20wnd made the announcements via Twitter Wednesday afternoon, noting that the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release is based off unc0ver v2.2.0 but with support for Brandon Azad’s voucher_swap exploit for A9/A9X/A10/A10X/A11 devices running iOS 11.4-11.4.1 in addition to the preexisting support for iOS 11.0-11.4 beta 3:

In change of heart, tihmstar releases tfp0 exploit for certain iOS 11.4-11.4.1 devices

Just over two weeks ago, it became known that hacking guru tihmstar was tinkering with a tfp0 exploit for iOS 11.4-11.4.1 devices of the A10 and earlier variety. But not long after finishing it, he opted not to release it, citing that ‘something cool’ would be coming instead.

Curiously, tihmstar appears to have undergone a change of heart on Tuesday after releasing his exploit to the public, a move that could reinforce existing iOS 11-centric jailbreak tools such as Electra and unc0ver:

Tihmstar is tinkering with an exploit for iOS 11.4-11.4.1 devices, but there are caveats

If you’ve been waiting patiently on iOS 11.4-11.4.1 for a jailbreak to surface, then you might be in for a treat. Hacking guru tihmstar appears to be tinkering with an exploit that supports these firmware versions, at least on specific devices.

A Tweet shared by tihmstar Tuesday evening denotes how the exploit in question supports iOS versions up to 11.4.1; on the other hand, it also relies on the headphone jack. This caveat means that some devices, like those powered by Apple’s A10 and A11 chips, aren’t supported: