Ian Beer Teases ‘tfp0’ Exploit for iOS 11.3.1; CoolStar To Develop iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak?
The name Ian Beer isn’t new to the jailbreak community. Recently, the security researcher teased the tfp0 exploit for iOS 11.3.1 and CoolStar; the team which has developed the Electra jailbreak tool expressed its interest with the said vulnerability.
Beer will surely become more popular after the Tweet he shared Tuesday afternoon. It seems that he has another tfp0 exploit and this time it supports the firmware which is as new as iOS 11.3.1.
If you're interested in bootstrapping iOS kernel security research keep a research-only device on iOS 11.3.1 for more tfp0. Release probably next week. Oh, and the 11.1.2 KDP-compatible kernel debugger really is coming soon!
— Ian Beer (@i41nbeer) May 29, 2018
In addition, Beer has expressed his plans of releasing this tfp0 exploit as soon as next week. With that being said, the jailbreak developers will have the chance to create a jailbreak tool that has support for iOS 11.3.1.
CoolStar, the one behind the Electra jailbreak, which is based on Beer’s tfp0 exploit for iOS 11.0-11.1.2 has already articulated its interest in the iOS 11.3.1 tfp0 exploit. As a matter of fact, the team stated that it may add support for it into Electra jailbreak. Meanwhile, the range of supported iOS handsets may not be in everyone’s favor.
save 11.3.1 blobs but stay on 11.1.2 if you're already jailbroken
device compatibility and jailbreak functionality on 11.3.1 are unknown at the moment so not recommended to upgrade yet
— CoolStar (@coolstarorg) May 29, 2018
A slew of connected Tweets highlights how the exploit may necessitate a Kernel Patch Protection (KPP) bypass on the iOS devices with chips newer than the A9. With that, CoolStar shares that the team doesn’t have much concern in iOS handsets newer than the iPhone 6s, thus the jailbreak support may be restricted to older devices.
Moreover, it is worth noting that many are still waiting on Saurik’s official iOS 11 upgraded for Cydia and Mobile Substrate. The jailbreak community has yet to perceive what might be prowling up his sleeve regarding a still unverified fully-integrated iOS 11 jailbreak experience. With that, it must be interesting to see what will happen in the near future.
So, are you excited to know more about the new tfp0 exploit from Beer and what might emerge from it? Do you think it can be the much awaited iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak tool? Please share your opinions with us in the comment section below.