iOS 11.4-iOS 11.4.1 Jailbreak Still Possible As Min Zheng Outlined Two Bugs During Defcon 26?
A lot of jailbreak enthusiasts have been waiting for an update regarding the iOS 11.4-iOS 11.4.1 jailbreak tool and are becoming hopeless regarding the said toolkit. Luckily, their hopes have been renewed as Min Zheng has outlined two bugs during the Defcon 26 indicating that an iOS 11.4-iOS 11.4.1 jailbreak is still possible.
According to Redmond Pie, Alibaba Security team’s developer and security researcher Min “Spark” Zheng has presented a talk during this year’s Defcon 26 hacking conference. The said talk which is concentrated on iOS 11 carried renewed hope for the possible iOS 11.4 jailbreak.
It is also worth noting that up until this moment, the jailbreak community only has a little hope about liberating the Apple’s 64-bit devices that are running on iOS 11.4 or iOS 11.4.1. This low morale of the jailbreak enthusiasts is due to the fact that there had been very little to no action when it comes to the bugs and susceptibilities that were found in Apple’s iOS 11.4-11.4.1 software.
Luckily, something has been released and made publicly available to the jailbreak community. The aforementioned latest presentation by Min Zheng was deliberated in detail on stage all through the Defcon 26 event in Las Vegas. Throughout the talk, the developer along with Xiaolong Bai has outlined two bugs as a portion of iOS 11.4 and they call it “Fasten your seatbelts: We are escaping iOS 11 sandbox!”
Through Min Zheng and Xiaolong Bai’s talk, the jailbreak enthusiasts were given a little more hope about the probability of an iOS 11.4 jailbreak. This is albeit the tiny amount of faith assumed the fact that Min Zheng has a history of discovering and finding out vulnerabilities for research purposes and then he never actually release anything to the jailbreak community publicly.
Despite that based on the update on his slides, both of the said bugs were reported to the Cupertino-based tech giant on June 7 and have been patched in iOS 11.4.1 firmware and beyond. This basically means that the iOS 11.4.1 is no longer susceptible and the upcoming iOS 12 has been patched by the Cupertino-based tech company.
Moreover, this also implied that both bugs are already presented in iOS 11.4 and are now public. As predicted, there has been no complete and full exploit example given. This means that anybody who is interested in creating and formulating a potential iOS 11.4-iOS 11.4.1 jailbreak tool will have to do the crux of the heavy labor themselves. They also have to look for other essential components to put them together and create a full and useful jailbreak.
Nevertheless, this is certainly not beyond the realms of probability since there have been marvelous things that have occurred in the jailbreak community. But despite that, it is still advised to remain skeptical and cautious about whether or not an iOS 11.4-iOS 11.4.1 jailbreak will be released in the future.
So, what is your take? Do you think it’s really possible that an iOS 11.4-iOS 11.4.1 will become available in the future? Please share your thoughts and opinions with us in the comment section below. Also, always stay tuned as we’ll surely keep you updated regarding the happenings in the jailbreak community!