Yet another thing for iOS and jailbreak communities to take into consideration is explained. With iOS 11.4.1 out in public for a while, but with Electra jailbreak only going with iOS 12 in a pre-release state. There’s a lot to be thankful for it if you are an iPhone and iPad owner at the moment.
All the way, the question of a potential iOS 11.4.1 jailbreak still remains a mystery.
First of all, Apple would put a firmware into a pre-release stage, security researchers and developers would be able to jailbreak it during that beta period, then Apple would prefer to patch the vulnerabilities used, and finally, there would be a jailbreak available for that firmware on release day one.
However, in this ideal world, anything can happen and we do not live in that situation, though. A jailbreak for a particular firmware is often released once a major new version has found its way into the public domain. That is what exactly we think will be the case as far as iOS 11.4.1 is concerned.
In fact, the Electra jailbreak has been a great solution for anyone wanting to jailbreak up to iOS 11.3.1. As we know, it does also support iOS 11.4 beta 3 but Apple recently closed the signing window that allowed device owners to downgrade from iOS 11.4.1 to iOS 11.4 beta 3. That actually means that iOS 11.4.1 owners are left in the blind side and with no immediate jailbreak release in sight, no public demonstration of a jailbreak available, and no chance of downgrading back to iOS 11.3.1 in order to utilize the Electra Jailbreak.
Otherwise, iOS 11.4.1 SEP and baseband are not compatible with iOS 11.3.1 either. In short, as things stand at the moment, it doesn’t look great for an iOS 11.4.1 jailbreak.
But nevertheless, there is a hope! One of that belongs inside the Electra team – are actually setting up the foundations for jailbreaking going forward. This has resulted in Substitute being used in recent jailbreaks, complete with backward compatibility, instead of Cydia Substrate, and also includes support for upcoming and brand new APT package installer and manager called Sileo. A Cydia replacement will be bundled with current and future jailbreaks as a direct like-for-like alternative for Saurik’s Cydia Installer.
Currently, it’s unknown which vulnerabilities are patched by Apple within iOS 12 come final version release day, then we could find ourselves with a jailbreak released almost immediately for iOS 11.4.1 provided that those who have exploits in private are willing to burn them for a public jailbreak. By that time, Substitute and Sileo, both should also be up to scratch and able to support the jailbreak.
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