Odyssey

CoolStar teases libhooker mostly working on iOS 15 beta 8

Just a couple of days ago, the Odyssey Team shared that it was already investing in test devices for iOS & iPadOS 15 jailbreak development. The announcement was accompanied by a photograph of an iPod touch that had been custom engraved with the words “Odyssey Team” on the back.

More recently, Odyssey Team lead developer CoolStar took to the Sileo / Taurine / Odyssey Discord channel to share that libhooker — the tweak injection method utilized by the Chimera, Odyssey, and Taurine jailbreaks for iOS 12, 13, and 14 respectively — was mostly working on iOS 15 beta 8.

Odyssey Team says mitigations for recently-discovered data loss & forced update issues coming soon

It was only a few days ago that the Odyssey Team acknowledged the discovery of a serious bug on iOS 14 that could cause data loss and/or forced iOS updates.

As such, the Odyssey Team recommended that users of newer versions of the Taurine jailbreak revert to Taurine version 1.0.4, as both versions 1.0.5 and 1.0.6 appeared to exacerbate this issue one way or another.

CoolStar announces upcoming libhooker Pro with premium features for jailbroken devices

In an announcement shared early this morning via the Sileo / Taurine / Odyssey Discord channel, Odyssey Team lead developer CoolStar divulged that an upcoming premium jailbreak package dubbed libhooker Pro would soon be made available to the general public.

Anyone who uses the Chimera jailbreak for iOS 12, Odyssey jailbreak for iOS & iPadOS 13, Taurine jailbreak for iOS or iPadOS 14.0-14.3, or Odysseyra1n on a checkra1n-compatible device should know that libhooker is the tweak injection method that facilitates tweak-centric process hooking on these platforms. With that in mind, the concept of a pro version of libhooker is rather thought-provoking.

Odyssey jailbreak for iOS 13.0-13.7 updated to v1.3.2 with extensive list of changes

While much of the jailbreak hype these days has to do with iOS and iPadOS 14, it’s important to consider that iOS & iPadOS 13 are still considered “modern” in the jailbreak world.

With that in mind, it may come as no surprise to seasoned jailbreakers that the Odyssey Team has released an update for the iOS & iPadOS 13-centric Odyssey jailbreak tool this morning despite spending most of its effort releasing and refining the new iOS & iPadOS 14-centric Taurine jailbreak tool.

Libhooker updated to v1.6.0 to fix Caller ID & Call Blocking app bug

If you’re using a jailbreak that utilizes CoolStar’s libhooker tweak injection method, be it Chimera for iOS 12, Odyssey for iOS or iPadOS 13, Taurine for iOS or iPadOS 14, or Odysseyra1n for any firmware ranging from iOS 12 to iOS or iPadOS 14, then it would be advisable to launch the Sileo package manager and refresh your sources this morning.

Upon doing so, you should take notice of an updated iteration of libhooker, which appears to have been updated to version 1.6.0.

New Jailbreak Updater add-on lets Taurine users update their jailbreak via Terminal without rebooting

Keen-eyed jailbreakers who are currently taking advantage of the Odyssey Team’s Taurine tool on their iOS or iPadOS 14.0-14.3 device may have noticed a peculiar new package on the Odyssey repository called Jailbreak Updater.

Citing an announcement shared early this morning in the Sileo / Taurine / Odyssey Discord channel by Odyssey Team lead developer CoolStar, said that this novel package would allow power users with a Terminal app on their iPhone or iPad to update to the latest version of the Taurine jailbreak while already in a jailbroken state.

Libhooker updated to v1.5.5 with better battery life, more hooking support, & other improvements

Anyone using the Chimera jailbreak for iOS 12, the Odyssey jailbreak for iOS 13, the Taurine jailbreak for iOS 14, or the Odysseyra1n bootstrap on a checkra1n’d device will almost certainly want to launch the included Sileo package manager and refresh their sources this morning, as it appears that a new version of libhooker is now available in the form of version 1.5.5.

Libhooker is the premiere tweak injection method for the aforementioned jailbreaks, and this means that all your jailbreak tweaks and extensions depend on it to hook into system processes and make their intended magic happen.

How to install the Taurine jailbreak on iOS or iPadOS 14.0-14.3 via AltStore

In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Taurine jailbreak is now officially available for all iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 devices.

Taurine is the latest jailbreak whose development is led by CoolStar, the same individual responsible for spearheading the development of the Odyssey jailbreak on iOS & iPadOS 13.0-13.7 devices, the Chimera jailbreak on iOS 12 devices, and the Electra jailbreak on iOS 11 devices. With that in mind, if you've used any of the aforementioned jailbreak tools in the past, then you will find that Taurine's user experience feels particularly similar.

Video teaser demonstrates working Sileo app on macOS

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.

How to use Betelguese to install Odysseyra1n on a checkra1n’d device

A brand-new one-click application for macOS called Betelguese by @23Aaron_ and @hbkirb is now available that lets checkra1n’d iPhone and iPad users install Odysseyra1n on their handset via the convenience of a graphical user interface (GUI) as opposed to pasting lengthy and complicated commands into a traditional command line interface (CLI).

When Betelguese is complete, your checkra1n jailbreak transforms into Odysseyra1n, which means that it will utilize the Procursus bootstrap with Sileo as the default package manager and libhooker as the tweak injection method. These will replace Cydia and Cydia Substrate or Substitute for tweak injection — the process that handles your jailbreak tweaks — whichever of the latter you might’ve had installed at the time.