iOS 12.0 - 12.1 Jailbreak Currently In Development - Everything You Should Know
How long has it been since Apple released the iOS 12? It was around September… Since its release, we’ve seen lots of discussions, conjectures, and social activity regarding a possible iOS 12 jailbreak release of the firmware.
So, what’s the status right of a possible jailbreak release? Well, there hasn’t been any. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything coming soon.
Multiple Releases Coming Soon?
Just a few days ago, a Twitter user who goes by the name iFenix (@iFenixx) posted a list regarding the upcoming iOS 12.0 -12.1 jailbreak.
iOS 12.0 – 12.1 Jailbreak Lists :
Umang Raghuvanshi – iOS 12.0 – 12.1 Jailbreak..
SorryMyBad – iOS 12.0 – 12.1 Jailbreak..
KeenLab – iOS 12.0 – 12.1 Jailbreak..
Qwertyoruiopz – iOS 12.0 – 12.1 Jailbreak..
PanguTeam – iOS 12.0 – 12.1 Jailbreak..
— iFenix (@iFenixx) November 18, 2018
Regarding SorryMyBad (@S0rryMyBad) from 360 Vulcan security team, his team recently won the highest reward on the Tianfu Cup 2018 competition. They were able to successfully gain full access to iPhone X through a type confusion JIT bug in Safari and UaF in iOS kernel.
Successful exploit again! #360Security gained full access to iPhoneX through a type confusion jit bug in #Safari and a UaF bug in iOS #kernel. It's the #first iPhone #jailbreak record in pwn contest in the world, wining the highest reward of #TianfuCup. @S0rryMybad
— TianfuCup (@TianfuCup) November 17, 2018
SorryMyBad is rumored to release more information of these exploits and recommends to anyone interested to stay on iOS 12.1 or lower. This is great news, considering that in the past few weeks there have been multiple releases of exploits but most of them were not immediately usable due to various factors.
What About The Other Names Listed By iFenix?
Earlier this month, Liang Chen from Tencent KeenLab showcased a jailbroken iPhone XS Max on iOS 12.1 via Twitter.
— Liang Chen (@chenliang0817) November 6, 2018
Although it was well-received by the jailbreak community given its number of likes (currently has 806 likes), some criticized it because it might not hit the public domain. One Twitter user even went as far to say there’s 99 percent chance that this won’t be released in the public.
Meanwhile, another Twitter user defended the group by explaining that they used to release their jailbreaks on the public domain. However, they stopped releasing due to no Cyrus updates.
Next, we have the India-based developer and researcher Umang Raghuvanshi (@umanghere). In late October, he announced on Twitter regarding the status for the iOS 12.1 jailbreak.
iOS 12.1 breaks remounting / (again), and fixing it will take some time. If you want to jailbreak, stay on 12.0.1 or below for now.
My kernel bugs still work, so that’s a nice silver lining.
— Umang Raghuvanshi (@umanghere) October 30, 2018
Lastly, we have the famous Pangu Team. Back in late September, Min(Spark) Zheng @SparkZheng announced via Twitter that the team was able to successfully jailbreak the iPhone XS on iOS 12 by bypassing PAC mitigation on the A12 Bionic chip.
But will it be released to the public? Well, it’s hard to say. One Twitter user said that the team hasn’t released anything since iOS 9.3.3. Meanwhile, others are hoping that the team will.