Apple iPhone XS Jailbreak iOS 12 By Pangu Team
There’s interesting news for the jailbreak community that they’ll surely love. The Pangu jailbreak team has jailbroken the Apple iPhone XS.
It hasn’t been long since the release of the iPhone XS. However, that hasn’t stopped a particularly jailbreak team from jailbreaking the said device. Last September 27, 2018, Min(Spark) Zheng of the Alibaba security team posted a tweet on his Twitter account congratulating the Pangu jailbreak team on successfully iPhone XS jailbreak running on iOS 12.
As you can see from the tweet, the team has managed do this by bypassing PAC mitigation on the A12 Bionic chip which is packed on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. There’s also see a screenshot which shows the root access on the smartphone’s hardware.
So When Can We Expect It?
According to a report, although the Pangu jailbreak team has a record of releasing public jailbreak tools, it’s hard to say whether this will be released. In fact, on the Twitter post, a number of Twitter users have tweeted not to expect for a release. One user that goes by the name XLuma even tweeted “Pangu hasn’t released anything since iOS 9.3.3”.
Most likely, this will only serve as a proof-of-concept. But hey, who knows. Maybe they will be releasing it.
Other Recent News
Last week, after the public release of the iOS 12, security firms have already begun teasing untethered jailbreaks on the new mobile firmware. One of the firms was Ali Security on this 1 minute and 33 seconds video which they posted on Weibo.
As you can see, the smartphone featured on the video is the 2017 iPhone X running on iOS 12. Unlike other jailbreak videos, this demo doesn’t require launching the Cydia Store app. You just simply have to run the app “Pandora” which then will reboot the device and then show a message “Your phone is pwned” with some credits.
Regarding its release, an article claims that this video only serves as a proof-of-concept so don’t expect for a public release. At best, the company will keep it for internal testing or sell the exploit(s) used.
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