To The Jailbreak Community: You Should Downgrade Now To iOS 12.0.1 Before It's Too Late
Recently, prominent figures in the jailbreak community have showcased their progress and success in regards to a potential iOS 12.0.1 jailbreak. Looking at it, it seems that sooner or later, an iOS 12.0.1 jailbreak will be released – whether it will be free or not, that’s another question, but we’re hoping that at least one will be for free.
Given that there’s high expectations for an iOS 12.0.1 jailbreak sometime in the future, reports are now suggesting for jailbreakers to downgrade from iOS 12.1 to iOS 12.0.1.
Why Should You Downgrade From iOS 12.1?
Last October 30, Apple launched the iOS 12.1 firmware to the public domain.
For the average iPhone and iPad users, they will immediately upgrade to the latest firmware to take advantage of the new features, functionality, and stability improvements. But for those who are into jailbreaking, they would think twice before leaping to the latest firmware.
As history tells us, whenever Apple launches a new firmware, sooner or later, the Cupertino-based tech company will stop signing in the old firmware. And in this case, once Apple stops signing in iOS 12.0.1 and you’re on iOS 12.1, you won’t be able to downgrade.
This is why people from the jailbreak community will think twice before upgrading to the latest firmware.
When Is The iOS 12.0.1 Jailbreak Coming?
So far, there isn’t any sure date or expected release date for an iOS 12.0.1 jailbreak. However, things have been looking well for a potential release sometime in the future.
Take for example Ahn Ki Chan’s (@Externalist) announcement two weeks ago. He congratulated Kudima (@begger_dd) for submitting a Webkit RCE exploit along with a very detailed annotation which works up to iOS 12.0.1.
Another example is iOS hacker and developer Sem Voigtländer who is working on something that’s similar to the JailbreakMe tool to which he calls as “JailbreakMe Unified”. And according to reports, the initial suggestion is that the tool will support anything from iOS 4 to iOS 12.0.1.
Lastly, we have Natalie Silvanovich (@natashenka), a member of Google Project Zero. She discovered an exploitable bug in the iOS 12.1 firmware. The bug is apparently a memory corruption in VCPDecompressionDecodeFrame class that lives within the FaceTime protocol in iOS and macOS, and is also present in the iOS 11.3.1 firmware.
When do you think Apple will stop signing in iOS 12.0.1? Tell us in the comment section below.