It's been a busy spell for jailbreak releases! We've had iOS 11 tools from the Electra team, Apple TV tools from nitoTV, and now a blending of the two.
Electra for iOS 11.0-11.3.1 is out and in wide use. It seems to work very smoothly for most, perhaps due to the extensive beta period, but it isn't without some reported problems. Add to that the rumor of a more traditional alternative from Saurik et al. and you could be forgiven for deciding to wait it out a while.
You may have been following our coverage of Electra's progress through beta phase to release candidate, as it acquires the requisite functionality to be considered a full end-user jailbreak. With the addition of Cydia to the tool it became clear that a full release was not far off, and sure enough, today saw version 1.0 (and afterwards 1.0.1) posted to the official website.
It's taken a long time to reach a state of readiness, but it looks like it's been worth the wait. As we predicted in our Let's Talk Jailbreak podcast yesterday, a release for the Apple TV was very much on the way. Sure enough, Kevin Bradley, also known as nitoTV, has just released the initial version of his eponymous tool, nitoTV for tvOS.
We've seen a spate of jailbreak tool releases of late for both iOS 10 and iOS 11. I've covered their current statuses and differences in a previous article, but today we'll take a more specific look at the 64-bit iOS 10.3.x option, g0blin, by sticktron.
Anyone paying attention to the state of the iOS 11 jailbreak as of late should already know about the LiberiOS semi-untethered jailbreak tool. Initially released back in December, LiberiOS utilizes the tfp0 exploit publicized by security researcher Ian Beer last year to pwn iOS 11.0-11.1.2 devices.
This weekend, LiberiOS received one of its first updates, bringing it up to version 11.0.3. Citing the tool's developer, Jonathan Levin (@Morpheus______), the new version squashes a few bugs found in the previous release, among other things.
Gone are the days of radio silence, followed by the single release of a finished jailbreak tool for all devices. As the scene moves from funded teams working in secrecy, to public exploits being worked on co-operatively by individual developers in an open forum, the workflow has also changed.
We now hear incremental updates, sometimes multiple times a day, which are more technical and reinforce, modify, or even invalidate previous news. That's why we've put together a quick round-up of the current state of affairs, which will bring you up to date.
Abraham Masri has updated his iOS 10.2.1 Saïgon jailbreak, incorporating Siguza's new v0rtex exploit. Using the same vulnerability as Ian Beer's exploit for iOS 11, v0rtex for iOS 10 has replaced ziVA as the kernel magic behind the Saïgon jailbreak. This change has brought greater stability to Saïgon, which was previously very finicky to successfully run.
There's a new release in the jailbreak line-up: an iOS 10.2.1 tool called Saïgon. Although it still doesn't cater for the latest firmware versions, it comes closer than we've seen in a while and what's more, is for 64-bit devices. We've waited a few days to see any early reports of success, before collecting up the currently available info on this most recent development in the jailbreaking world.
Now that a 32-bit jailbreak for iOS 9.3.5 is finally available a lot of legacy device owners will be looking to try it out on their devices, whether as an end of life plan, or to downgrade them to an unsigned firmware which runs more smoothly. In this guide, we'll show you how to use the Phœnix jailbreak, as well as how to move correctly from the first version to any later ones.
Having discussed the possibility of an upcoming jailbreak for iOS 9.3.5 on this month's episode of Let's Talk Jailbreak, it now seems the rumours were true, and that a tool for legacy devices really was in the works.
Update: As of the 0.3.2 update, the app is now called Extender: Reloaded, search for that in Cydia instead of Extender Installer.
Now that Extender: Reloaded has been released for Cydia Extender on jailbroken devices, we've had a few requests for a quick guide on how to use it. Look no further! Follow our how-to below to ensure your jailbreak app never needs sideloading from a computer again. At last, your semi-untethered jailbreak is truly semi-untethered.