Abraham Masri Teased Houdini Semi-Jailbreak For iOS 12 Beta
Previously we have learned that CoolStar has been working hard to come up with an Electra jailbreak for iOS 11.3.1 and the Houdini semi-jailbreak for iOS 11.3.1 is already released into the public domain. Now good news has arrived for the jailbreak community as Abraham Masri teased the Houdini semi-jailbreak for the iOS 12 beta.
According to Redmond Pie, Masri already pushed out the update to Houdini into the public domain at about 36 hours ago. The said launch has been well-received by the jailbreak community. In fact, it has been used as a proof that “jailbreaking isn’t dead” and that hackers are doubling its effort to crack Apple’s security.
In this revelation, Masri image shared an image showing that the Houdini running on an iPhone with iOS 12 installed. Based on the secondary post stating “Just to be clear, the exploit used in the screenshot is not very powerful. It allows Houdini to write anything outside the sandbox but not read,” it appears that a new exploit is being utilized to give this version of Houdini functioning seamlessly on the iOS 12.
The post also reveals that this Houdini iOS 12 semi-jailbreak may not be very “powerful.” But despite that, it’s great to see that work has already started in an attempt to liberate the handsets running on iOS 12 platform, even before the iOS device owners received the second pre-launch seed of the said firmware.
— Abraham Masri (@cheesecakeufo) June 5, 2018
Meanwhile, Apple will surely continue to roll out new versions of iOS 12 into the testing community and will try its best to make those versions as secure and protected as possible. One thing is sure and that is the developers and security researchers will be trying to beat Apple at its own game and have a jailbreak prepared for when iOS 12 formally goes live.
It is worth noting that it’s unlikely that to see anything launched in an official capacity while the platform is still in beta. But then, it is hoped that something can be set in place the moment iOS 12 was released publicly. Always stay tuned for further announcements about the iOS 12 jailbreak toolkit!