As expected, and as notified previously, Project Zero’s Ian Beer has released the iOS 11.3.1 exploit to the public domain. Now, this is what all jailbreak community is waiting for open, and we can expect an influx of jailbreak-based activity to begin soon.
If you are stuck currently on iOS 11 and without a jailbreak, then you may want to consider installing iOS 11.3.1 or downgrade from iOS 11.4 as soon as possible to place the odds in your favor. Ian Beer may keep himself relatively quite of day-to-day basis but when he arrives with something like this, he definitely arrives with passion, gusto, and an expertise which appears to be unrivaled at the moment in the JB community.
It was answered that it became public knowledge that this exploit was going to be released, on its way and be pushed out just after the WWDC keynote. And now, as believed, right in the middle of Apple’s huge developer’s conference, it’s finally here.
Given the fact that Beers works for a Google-owned company, and during the opening keynote is the time to release, it almost feels like a huge kick in the teeth to Apple. Not that jailbreaks will be too concerned about the timing. Rather, with the release of this exploit comes the immediate hard work by CoolStar on integrating the exploit into the Electra codebase in order to offer device liberation for iOS 11.3.1 devices.
The developer behind this jailbreak exploit has already confirmed that this release will be coming and that it will support iOS 11-compatible iPhone models up to iPhone X.
Those of you who are excited about the release of this exploit but cannot really do anything with it yourself, then you’ll be pleased to know that it actually signifies the beginning of what’s going to be the journey to a public jailbreak for iOS 11.3.1.
Indeed, there’s nothing that we as average individuals can do to use this new Ian Beer exploit right away, but there is definitely something that CoolStar can do with as an owner and developer of the Electra jailbreak tool.
In fact, CoolStar and his team has already gone forward and released a statement on Beer’s release and what that means for Electra jailbreak:
Re: Ian’s recent release. He has released an exploit for mptcp (requires dev acct), and a bug that requires an exploit to be written for it (doesn’t require a developer account).
Will try to get a hold of a dev account to get started, but for release dev acct isn’t too great.
Are you excited for that upcoming jailbreak then you will need to prepare yourself and your device for the release to occur. You can find our guide on that here.
Enjoy the release incoming, wait patiently for the release of Electra, and enjoy every single thing of liberation when it comes out. There are no exact timescales given yet but nevertheless, it’s probably fair to suggest that it will come sooner rather than later.
(Thanks: @i41nbeer [Twitter])
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