Whenever a new iOS operating system hits the market, jailbreak enthusiasts commence looking forward for a working jailbreak to come up for the same. Lately, iOS 12.1 was successfully jailbroken on iPhone XS Max by KeenLab. However, the possibility of the jailbreak becoming public are next to negligible as KeenLab is a security research company. With every new exploit released in the public domain, the hopes of the jailbreak enthusiasts go up. Recently, Ian Beer released the Kernel Exploit & UaF Bugs for iOS 11.4-iOS 11.4.1. However, while they do can assist in the development of a working jailbreak, the release of the actual jailbreak tool is pretty far away.
Again, a recent development has flooded the jailbreak community stating that there is a potential kernel exploit in pre-iOS 12 releases that, if worked upon, could bring something pretty interesting and valuable in the development of a complete jailbreak tool. This exploit allows and permits the escalation of privileges by local attackers.
Does this new exploit has the potential to turn into a full-fledged Jailbreak Tool?
This exploit is pretty far away from becoming an actual jailbreak tool. However, even if it does so and a complete jailbreak mechanism comes into picture, it will be helpful only to the iOS 11.4-iOS 11.4.1 users. Though this will become a reason to cheer for a major part of the iOS population who haven’t updated yet to iOS 12, but anyone who is expecting for this exploit to convert into a full-fledged jailbreak tool need to wait for a considerable amount of time. Recently, UnC0ver Jailbreak is the latest to come into the picture which fixes the bugs and errors present in the Electra Jailbreak. However, it does faces its own challenges.
iOS 11.4.1 Kernel Exploit Explored in PoC – iOS 11.4.1 Jailbreak
We all know that exploits are discovered much more readily than the actual jailbreak so expecting too much from this exploit won’t be a good idea. However, different exploits together do bring up a working jailbreak tool. Hence, each and every exploit discovered does takes us one step closer to the development of a proper jailbreak mechanism. Hence, the best thing which you can do as of now, if you are expecting a new jailbreak tool to come up, is to stay on the oldest iOS version possible. Stay tuned with us for more updates and information on iOS 11.4.1 Jailbreak.
Check the following interesting posts as well:
- iOS 12 Jailbreak | Pangu Team Jailbreak iPhone XS [Successful].
- iOS 12 ‘Pwned’ | iOS 12 Untethered Jailbreak Demoed By Security Researchers.