iOS 12 Jailbreak: Know The Difference Between Rootless And Full-Root Jailbreak?

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The jailbreak community has been waiting for a public iOS 12 Jailbreak for months now. Finally, two weeks ago, Jake James (@Jackshacks) released the RootlessJB for iOS 12 to iOS 12.1.2.

Although the jailbreak community is happy that there’s now an iOS 12 jailbreak, how is it any different from a regular jailbreak or full-root jailbreak? Well, we have a simplified explanation.

The Difference

For a full-root jailbreak, you have full access to “/”. This gives the user the ability to download and install additional packages and extensions without any interference from Apple’s stock limitations.

Meanwhile, for the rootless jailbreak, any device that liberated using rootless jailbreak will not yield to root or “/” and instead will only provide lowest level access which is the “/var” directory

Now, the good thing about rootless jailbreaks is that it is a lot safer because nothing can modify or change system files to the extent that it can cause huge amounts of irreparable damage. The downside, however, is that not many tweaks will work on the rootless jailbreak.

With this, you can probably say that using rootless jailbreaks is a lot safer compared to a full-root access jailbreak. The only problem is that it doesn’t have many jailbreak tweaks available.

Easy Step-By-Step Guide In Using RootlessJB

As we have mentioned, Jake James released the RootlessJB jailbreak tool two weeks ago. When it was first released, it was intended for developers only because there were many features lacking. In fact, a number of news outlets even advised waiting until a standard jailbreak tool is released for the iOS 12 firmware.

However, as time passed, there were many updates until an easy step-by-step guide was released, making it available to anyone. For those who are interested in trying the RootlessJB for iOS 12 Jailbreak, you can check it on this “link“.

Don’t worry, the process isn’t complicated. You just have to download and install a few things and then run it. However, please use an extra device that’s for jailbreak purposes.

What are your thoughts about full-root jailbreaks and rootless jailbreaks? Tell us in the comment section below.

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