For a long period of time it appeared that jailbreaking is dead for good. However, recent iOS versions were cracked, and the jailbreak community is back to life once again. This time, there are reasons to believe that an iOS 12 jailbreak would be possible.
The kernel bug
Ian Beer works for the Google Project Zero and he is a reputable developer. His named was mentioned in an Apple document related to the security content of iOS 12.1.1. It appears that Beer managed to identify a kernel bug known as CVE-2018-4461.
The bug is available for iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation. This bug gives us hope and it tells us a that an iOS 12 is possible. This could lead in time to a public iOS 12 jailbreak.
Linus Henze also managed to discover a Safari exploit which exists within Safari for iOS and mac OS. IOS 12.1 and below are affected. He announced his discovery through a tweet: “Want a free Safari 0day? (Ok, it’s actually a 1day because it’s fixed in the latest WebKit version, but it still works in the latest version of Safari) Then go to https://t.co/CD9IwHUQP8 Please don’t do evil stuff with this.”
An iOS 12 jailbreak appears more likely now that we know about these discoveries. This means that it is only a matter of time.
Apple Is No Longer Signing iOS 12.0.1
If you are hoping for a jailbreak for the latest iOS versions, you should know that Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.0.1. Therefore, if you update to 12.1 you won’t be able to downgrade to previous versions anymore. Those who are still hoping for a potential jailbreak release might want to postpone updating their iOS.
Lindsay Dubose has been a journalist for ten years and has been working with the Tech News Watch staff since the beginning of the news site. Her main contribution to Tech News Watch are mobile, IT and science news, with a focus on software updates and great outer space discoveries. Lindsay is also the person in charge with keeping the site well organized and responsive. In her spare time, she likes to travel and discover new places. Lindsay studied at Penn Foster University, where she got a Diploma in Freelance Writing.