While many are waiting for a jailbreak for the newest hardware and software combinations available today, we’ve witnessed an uptick in the number of legacy jailbreaks for older device and firmware combinations over the past several months.
The jailbreak community has been on fire lately. Not only have all iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 devices been made pwnable by both the tried and true unc0ver and brand new Taurine jailbreak tools, but the recent release of the kok3shi jailbreak made it possible for users of 64-bit iOS 9.3-9.3.5 devices to pwn their handsets as well.
Now, it seems a little more love is being provided for iOS 10 users as the Athenus Dev Team and w212 have teamed up to release ap0110, an auto-executing semi-untethered jailbreak for 32 and 64-bit iOS 10.x devices.
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.
On Monday, we reported on Apple's point update release of iOS 12.5.1 for older devices which cannot run iOS 13 and higher. The only stated change in the update was a fix for a bug in the COVID-19 exposure notifications feature, which Apple had previously added to older firmwares to allow more device owners to make use of it.
Although the release notes didn't mention any other changes, it would not have been unusual for Apple to have taken the opportunity to patch the vulnerabilities used by iOS 12.x jailbreaks, such as the Chimera jailbreak for iOS 12-12.5. The update could also have rendered the jailbreak tool unusable accidentally. Unrelated changes in the firmware, or hard-coded firmware support in the Chimera app itself, could also have required an update to the tool for it to work again.
If you rely on Pwn20wnd’s unc0ver jailbreak to realize the fullest potential of your iOS 11.0-12.4.1 iPhone or iPad [up to A12(X)] , then you might occasionally find yourself between a rock and a hard place when the side-loaded jailbreak app is no longer signed and you don’t have access to a computer or a working side-loading app to fix it.
Thanks to a plethora of third-party signing services, it’s possible to install the unc0ver jailbreak without a computer when this happens, and in this tutorial, we’ll show you how to do just that with the popular iOS Ninja utility.
If you’ve been poking around in the jailbreak community for as long as I have, then you’ve undoubtedly witnessed a plethora of different jailbreak types. Among the most popular in this community are untethered, semi-untethered, semi-tethered, and tethered, each of which exhibit different attributes that every jailbreaker should be aware of.
We understand that some are new to jailbreaking, but even those who’ve been around as long as I have might have some confusion between the different types. For this reason, we’ve compiled a quick guide to help everyone understand what each of these different jailbreaks are and how they behave.
If you use a modern semi-tethered jailbreak such as Chimera or unc0ver, then you probably already know the importance of keeping your device up and running for as long as possible. If your device reboots for any reason, then you’ll need to re-run the respective jailbreak app to access to your jailbreak tweaks and extensions.
Powering down your handset is easy, and as some would argue, perhaps too easy. With that in mind, iOS developer Paparajote Team has just released a new and free jailbreak tweak called SafePowerOff that can help you avert accidents and friendly pranks by your buddies.
If you’ve ever used a semi-tethered jailbreak before, then you should be familiar with Cydia Impactor. Saurik (Jay Freeman) created this multi-platform application to let you side-load apps on your iPhone or iPad, especially of the jailbreak flavor, such as Electra and unc0ver.
Recently, a web-based alternative to Cydia Impactor called AppSigner received some public attention on /r/jailbreak, and as you might come to expect, prominent members of the jailbreak community are speaking up to explain why you should not use it.
It was just yesterday that iOS hacker Pwn20wnd released unc0ver RC7 with essential bug fixes and improvements encompassing the RootFS Restore on iOS 11.2-11.2.6 and the MP exploit clean-up method, but as of Thursday afternoon, he’s at it again.
Pwn20wnd has just released unc0ver RC8 with a slew of other critical bug fixes and improvements, and all users are advised to download and run the latest version when they can.
If you’re rocking a semi-untethered jailbreak like Electra, then you’re likely familiar with the inconvenience of re-running the tool over a wired connection with your computer every time you reboot your device.
You can control the majority of your handset reboots by merely keeping it running at all times, but the one instance where you can’t is when your handset runs out of battery power. Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak dubbed SafeShutdown by iOS developer Kurrt aims to make this a less painful experience.
After a lot of hype, the Meridian iOS 10.0-10.3.3 jailbreak tool with support for all 64-bit iOS devices has been released to the public on Tuesday.
Made possible by PsychoTea, Siguza, and various other contributors, the Meridian jailbreak is particularly significant. It works with all versions of iOS 10, whereas Luca Todesco’s Yalu jailbreak tool only supported iOS 10.0-10.2. Furthermore, Meridian even supports the iPhone 7, which Yalu did not.
Thanks to nitoTV and the Electra Team, we now have a stable jailbreak for tvOS 11.2-11.3. If you heeded our advice in the run up to this release and stayed on the right firmware, you're probably itching to try it out. We'll show you how.