iPhone X Can Be Cracked Via iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak With Cydia
The iPhone X is crackable, after all, like any ordinary cracker. Tencent Keen Security Labs had shown how to do it with iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak. The bad news: it will not be made available to the public.
During the Infiltrate Security Conference held in Miami, Florida, Tencent showed that the iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak is doable. The aim of the demo is to show that the Apple mobile OS has its loose ends for everyone to mine. It is for other teams to dig at it and make it available, hopefully, to the public.
Immunity, Inc. CEO Dave Aitel, according to iClarified, said the team “demoed a full iOS jailbreak chain.” Tencent team member Liang Chen, the report added, had twitted a screenshot of an iPhone X that runs Cydia on iOS 11.3.1.
Chen tweeted, “Again thanks @daveaitel and @InfiltrateCon for the nice reception at Miami,” adding that it was one of the “best security conferences on this continent.”
The story from Tencent did not end there because the real thing is the iOS 11.3.1 itself. Let it be known to everyone that iOS 11.3.1 is the software behind all iPhone and iPad devices.
It is a headache for all iPhone 8 owners when their phone becomes unresponsive. The iOS 11.3.1 patches the bug when the display is unresponsive when a third party had repaired the display. The catch is this: it is no longer necessary to repair the device, install the update instead.
The road for this jailbreak is not yet certain – where it may be heading or what will happen next. So it pays to keep an eye on this while keeping our feet planted on the ground.
Chen’s Tencent Keen Security Lab, founded in January 2016, is focused on the top of the line security research of the operating systems for all PCs and mobile devices, cloud computing technologies, applications, and others.