Apple’s iPhone XS and XS Max both have been officially available in the public domain already. The new hardware has thus been jailbroken by none other than the Pangu Team. It was fast enough, according to Min Zheng of the Alibaba security team report.
Taken to Twitter, it looks like Zheng has taken the opportunity to announce that members of the Pangu Team have already managed to jailbreak iPhone XS running iOS 12. While the tweet discloses that, the team behind it has managed to do this by bypassing PAC mitigation on the brand new A12 Bionic chip – ships with the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
Additionally, Zheng has also shared an attached screenshot which shows root access on Apple’s iPhone XS hardware, essentially confirming the successful jailbreak of the device.
iOS 12 Jailbreak on iPhone XS by @PanguTeam ! Bypass PAC mitigation on the new A12 chip. That’s amazing!!!
Presumably, the same process could be applied to the larger-screened iPhone XS Max to get the same root access as both platforms are built on top of the same chipset. It’s very possible that the team behind it simply doesn’t have access to Apple’s iPhone XS Max and therefore has been unable to prove the concept on that hardware.
The good news here is that Pangu has a pedigree as far as jailbreaking is concerned and has already proven that it is not only capable of pulling together all of the necessary components for a jailbreak. But that’s also willing and able to publish something into jailbreak community for the public to take advantage of it, theoretically.
Note: There are no guarantees that it will take this work and turn it into a genuine solution which will be released to the public sometime but it’s definitely an achievement the fact that Pangu has managed to successfully liberate Apple’s latest hardware on the latest firmware this fast.
As many expect, this will definitely not please Apple. iOS 12 was meant to be all about security and stability. While it turns into something tangible then this could be the quickest jailbreak that we=ve seen some to fruition for quite some time. As always, there is time to come out, we will keep an eye on its incoming and keep you updated if anything new developers. Stay tuned for more!
(Source: @SparkZheng [Twitter])
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