Developer jk9357 has announced the release of an iOS 9 jailbreak, for 32-bit devices only. The name of the tool is Home Depot, and although some users have reported the tool is not working on their device yet, the news will be warmly received by those whose legacy devices have been so unloved of late.
Since our most recent post on the subject of Luca Todesco’s Yalu jailbreaks for iOS 10, we have been receiving queries from our readers about the status of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Although the two flagship devices were supported on the first version of the tool, which was for iOS 10(.1(.1)), they were omitted from the follow-up tool for iOS 10.0-10.2.
This has caused some to doubt whether these devices will ever see a stable build of the jailbreak, and whether they have been forgotten about. Fortunately, these worries are groundless; support for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is still very much planned.
Following on from the initial release of yalu102 a few days ago, today saw two more betas posted to Luca Todesco’s webpage. And for those who have been patiently for support for their device, this is welcome news.
Hot on the heels of the source code being posted to GitHub yesterday, Luca Todesco has posted a very early build of the tool to his website. Work on the GitHub code proceeded quickly after its posting last night, with Todesco and others merging several commits to enable Substrate, add more device support, and streamline the tool.
Luca Todesco has just posted the incomplete source code for his iOS 10.2 Yalu jailbreak to Github. Bear in mind, this is only an initial commit and does not even contain the entirety of the code, including patches, which will be required for the final product.
The creator of the iOS 10.1.x jailbreak YaluX has announced that he intends to update the tool, currently in beta, to add support for iOS 10.2. Luca Todesco tweeted that his solution for the instability of the early builds of his tool has tangentially allowed for compatibility with the most recent firmware, news which will no doubt delight many in the jailbreak community who are trapped on iOS 10.2, and who have been lamenting the death of the jailbreak on currently signed firmwares.
Luca Todesco’s beta jailbreak for iOS 10.1.x, dubbed YaluX or Yalu + mach_portal, slightly broadened its device support list recently by adding the iPhone SE (TSMC chip version) and iPhone 6s(+) (TSMC chip version) to the club. Bear in mind, we do not yet recommend the tool to the average user, and Todesco himself has spoken of the possible difficulties brought about by too many people making use of the tool in its unfinished state.
As reported recently on iDB, Luca Todesco has decided to solve the certification problems which have plagued the most recent Pangu release for 9.2-9.3.3, by making public a web-based tool for re-activating the jailbreak.
After doing some testing and research it seemed appropriate for a more in-depth discussion of the tool, along with a walkthrough, in order to address some of the more technical questions surrounding this latest development in the jailbreaking scene.
Noted iOS security researcher and hacker Luca Todesco has just released a WebKit-based loader for the Pangu 9.3.3 jailbreak. This impressive browser exploit is reminiscent of the original JailbreakMe exploits on iOS 1 and iOS 4, after which it is named.
All that is required for the technique to work is to follow a URL in mobile Safari, press a button, lock your device and wait for the respring.
Whilst this development is testament to Todesco’s hacking skills and has alleviated one major problem with the current 9.3.3 jailbreak: its reliance on developer certificates for the loader app, there is bound to be some confusion over what this tool actually does, and what it means for the jailbreak community. This post aims to bring some clarity to the topic.
The Pangu jailbreak team is the one responsible for having released the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, and there has been a lot of confusion about the jailbreak that has led the team to ultimately make an official Reddit account to help keep the community in the loop.
The team recently cleared up the question on whether or not 32-bit devices would ever be supported by the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, and now they appear to have confirmed that an untethered jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 isn’t going to happen.