Semitethered Jailbreak

Yalu102 beta 7: changelogs and installation advice

In a post from a few days ago, I outlined the changes which had been made to Luca Todesco’s yalu102 tool as it passed through its beta builds, which at that point had reached Beta 3.

The jailbreak tool is now on its seventh iteration, and in this article I’ll outline the changelog for each beta, as well as my opinion on the tool’s current state.

iOS 10.2 Yalu jailbreak beta build now available

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.

iOS 10.2 jailbreak could come via YaluX update

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.

Yalu + mach_portal now supports TSMC models: still unstable

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.

iOS 10 jailbreak beta released (but stay away for now)

Luca Todesco, better known by his handle qwertyoruiop, has just announced that the first betas of his iOS 10 jailbreak dubbed yalu are now out.

But before anyone begins prancing around and laughing out loud with sheer unadulterated joy, there are some caveats to take note of, as well as some risks to discuss.

TL;DR: do not use this tool unless you know exactly what you are doing.

JailbreakMe for Pangu 9.3.3: details and tutorial

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.

Luca Todesco releases browser-based exploit for Pangu 9.3.3 jailbreak without certificate

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.

Pangu: untethered jailbreak is not coming for iOS 9.3.3

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.

When the time comes, will you keep your jailbreak, or update to iOS 10?

Pangu released the first jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 last week, following a huge lull in the jailbreak community that left many with lost hope and the decision to just rock a stock device from here on out.

Nevertheless, those who love jailbreaking have already jailbroken their devices again, despite a lot of issues that were reported about the new jailbreak.

So now that a week has passed, what will you do – keep it, or update?

iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak FAQ: Everything in a nutshell

The iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak has only been out for about a week, but it seems there is still a lot of confusion about it. As we tried to clear things up for the Chinese version of the jailbreak, Pangu released an English version for all platforms, which really shook things up and added more confusion.

In this all-in-one FAQ post, we’ll try to discuss the jailbreak from all angles, clearing up all any any remaining confusion that there might be.