CoolStar confirms that the upcoming iOS 15 jailbreak will be her last

Things got rather emotional in the #jailbreak section of the Sileo / Taurine / Odyssey Discord channel over the weekend after Odyssey Team lead developer CoolStar appeared to lay out a roadmap of their plans for the upcoming iOS & iPadOS 15 jailbreak, including what appeared to be a mention that it would be the final jailbreak that CoolStar contributes to.

CoolStar once again sounds alarm on challenges associated with jailbreaking A12+ devices on iOS 15

Ever since a kernel-level exploit for iPhones and iPads running iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.1.1 officially dropped, major players of the jailbreak community have been looking into the feasibility of incorporating it into a public jailbreak. Odyssey Team lead developer CoolStar was among one of the first to publicly acknowledge this, however they also warned about how changes made under the hood would make jailbreaking later firmware on A12 and newer devices more of a challenge.

Jake James publishes work-in-progress exploit achieving kernel R/W on A8-A9 running iOS 15.0-15.2 beta 1

If you’ve been following the developments surrounding iOS & iPadOS security research lately, then there’s no way you could have missed Brightiup’s CVE-2021-30955 kernel bug for iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.1.1. Soon after the write-up, hackers and security researchers alike began making proof-of-concepts (PoCs), and later came the full-blown exploit from @b1n4r1b01.

Latest futurerestore update fixes issue affecting A14 devices on iOS 15, otherwise known as ‘A14 Curse’

With the news of an iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.1.1-compatible kernel exploit being released, many iPhone and iPad users who’ve been wanting to jailbreak their handset have subsequently started seeking ways to upgrade to iOS or iPadOS 15.1 or 15.1.1 while they still can. While DelayOTA can be a solid option for anyone who hasn’t saved .shsh2 blobs, those who have can alternatively use futurerestore to update to these firmware versions.