A reputed security researcher has promised to release a jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1 and also says it will take some time before it’s available for everyone. Here are the details.
All about jailbreaking iPhone or iPad in the real world is often just one big game of cat and mouse between Apple and the community who are trying to find ways to liberate (aka jailbreak) the latest and greatest versions of iOS. It’s somewhat a battle that Apple wins for the most part, assuming you want to be running the most recent versions of iOS, but if you don’t mind using old versions, then this headline is just fine.
Right now, there’s a newer version of iOS – iOS 10.3.2 that Apple pushed out a couple of days ago, and according to one security researcher, that includes fixes for no fewer than eight privilege escalation exploits that he told Apple about. The anticipated one is that he is going to release at least one of those exploits, meaning iOS 10.3.1 and older may well be jailbreakable.
Thanks to the researcher Adam Donenfeld who took to Twitter to promote a new security conference that his firm Zimperium will be at. During a series of tweets, has confirmed the exploits’ existence and given the fact that he will make at least one available during the conference season. The conference in question will take place in August, so while the wait will continue, there is at least light at the end of the tunnel.
For now, the best thing you could do is save your SHSH2 blobs and also make sure that you are running a version of iOS older than the current iOS 10.3.2. Also, if you have updated to 10.3.2 and are interested in jailbreaking your iOS device, you should downgrade to iOS 10.3.1 while Apple is still signing the firmware. You may like to learn more about the downgrade process here: How To Downgrade iOS 10.3.2 / 10.3.1 / 10.3 On iPhone Or iPad.
Not confirmed is that whether iPhone 7 handsets will be able to take advantage of this exploit, but he did say that iOS 10.2 is susceptible when asked. He, unfortunately, did not respond to the part of the ‘?” that included the iPhone 7.
Will this security researcher, named Donefeld come good? He checks out, so we see little reason to thing otherwise, but this is the jailbreak scene he’s dipping his toe into. Literally nothing would surprise anyone.
(Source: Adam Donenfeld [Twitter])
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