CoolStar May Release iOS 11.2 - iOS 11.2.6 Jailbreak Tool Using iOS 11.2.x-Centric Kernel Exploit

Harsh Soni
5:08 PM

Today we also reported that Min Zheng aka SparkZheng might have successfully jailbroken iOS 11.3 as he shared the screenshot of Cydia installed on his iPhone through his official Twitter handle. However, he has clarified that it wasn’t a jailbreak because he “didn’t remount the rootfs to R/W and install Cydia”.  Spark has also added that it was because “Apple had added a new mitigation on iOS 11.3 in APFS KEXT” that has to be bypassed.

Let’s come directly to the iOS 11.2.x jailbreak scene! The good news which is being speculated today is that we may get to see an iOS 11.2 – iOS 11.2.6 jailbreak tool by none other than the developer of Electra iOS 11.1.2 Jailbreak, CoolStar.

In the response to security researcher Zheng’s tweet, iOS hacker Chris Wade shared an iOS 11.2 – iOS 11.2.6 kernel exploit that captured CoolStar’s attention. The jailbreak developer said that he could use the said exploit to develop an iOS 11.2 – iOS 11.2.6 jailbreak tool and he has also advised jailbreakers to stay on the iOS 11.2 – iOS 11.2.6 firmware and not to upgrade further.

It was not possible to use Electra tool in order to jailbreak iOS 11.2 or later as Apple had patched the exploit in iOS 11.2 that were used by the Electra Jailbreak tool. However, it is great to see that CoolStar is planning to work on the iOS 11.2 – iOS 11.2.6 jailbreak as previously he has quit the community after describing his ordeal while working on the last jailbreak.

It should be noted that the Tweet isn’t a guarantee that CoolStar will develop an iOS 11.2.x jailbreak tool based on the new exploit, but rather a ray of hope that it could be achievable. CoolStar also suggests jailbreak aspirants to not to upgrade to iOS 11.3. The developer says, iOS 11.3 and later don’t appear to be vulnerable to the exploit mentioned above, so upgrading would be counterproductive should you possess an ounce of interest in jailbreaking iOS 11.2.x.

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