iOS 12.1.2 Jailbreak Coming Soon, Do Not Upgrade To iOS 12.1.3: Report
Are you one of those people who has been waiting patiently for an iOS 12 jailbreak release? If yes, an article from Redmond Pie claims that an iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak might be coming out soon, so it’s best not to update to the iOS 12.1.3 firmware.
To Upgrade Or To Not Upgrade?
Not long ago, Apple has released the iOS 12.1.3 to the public. To those who aren’t into jailbreaking, they wouldn’t think twice into upgrading to the latest firmware to take advantage of the new features and bug fixes.
On the other side of the fence, we have the jailbreakers, the rebels of the tech community who wants to break away from the constraints set by the manufacturer. Given that they are into jailbreaking, they would think twice before jumping to the latest firmware. And in most cases, they would have an extra device for jailbreaking purposes only. The thing with jailbreak releases, there are specific conditions that should be met in order to be eligible for a specific jailbreak release.
iOS 12.1.2 Jailbreak Coming Soon?
Just a few days ago, Brandon Azad (@_bazad), a prominent figure in the jailbreak community announced via Twitter that to those who are interested in bootstrapping iOS kernel security research, they should keep an A12 research device on iOS 12.1.2. These are the conditions that should be met if they want to take advantage of it.
If you're interested in bootstrapping iOS kernel security research (including the ability to forge PACs and call arbitrary kernel functions), keep an A12 research device on iOS 12.1.2.
— Brandon Azad (@_bazad) January 22, 2019
The announcement made by Azad was well-received by the jailbreak community that at the moment it has accumulated 250 retweets and 787 likes. Other prominent figures such as Min(Spark) Zheng (@SparkZheng) and Pwn20wnd (@Pwn20wnd) even joined the discussion.
Zheng said that he was looking forward to an iOS 12 jailbreak release.
looking forward to seeing iOS 12 JB~👍👍👍 https://t.co/LyKNFH2DX7
— Min(Spark) Zheng (@SparkZheng) January 23, 2019
Pwn20wnd joined the discussion and asked about the conditions that should be met in order to use it.
To be clear, will this also work on non-A12 devices?
— Pwn20wnd (@Pwn20wnd) January 22, 2019
Thanks to Azad’s announcement, it has reaffirmed the jailbreak community’s hope for a possible iOS 12 jailbreak release to the public domain. Only this time it is an iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak release.
What are your thoughts about Azad’s announcement? Are you excited about it? What do you think are the chances of an iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak release to the public domain? How many weeks or months should we wait? Share us your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.