Frida instrumentation toolkit has finally been updated for iOS 11-11.1.2 firmware. Here’s how you can download it on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
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What is Frida?
Frida is a C-based dynamic code instrumentation toolkit developed for iOS and Android operating systems. It is developed by Norwegian security researcher Ole André Vadla Ravnås.
Once you install it on your device, you can perform the following actions –
- Hook into applications
- Debug apps
- Modify in-app functions
- and much more
This toolkit is aimed specifically at developers, penetration testers, and security researchers. If you are an average iPhone user, you shouldn’t mess around with it.
You can install this toolkit on the following iOS firmware versions. Just ensure you are using the latest version of Electra jailbreak (v1.0.4).
Moreover, it isn’t limited just to mobile operating systems, you can use it on Windows, Linux, macOS, and Linux.
- iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- Electra jailbreak 1.0.4
Installation and setup
Step 1 Open Cydia.
Step 2 Go to Sources and tap Edit to add Ole André’s source (https://build.frida.re/frida/).
Step 3 Browse the packages present in this repository and install the following package.
Step 4 Install necessary packages on your computer by running the following command.
pip install frida
Step 5 You can now start inspecting individual processes easily with this command. App inspection and other features will work only over USB.
That’s all there’s to it! There are plenty of other steps involved but I have omitted them for the sake of simplicity. While it may not be of much use to the average user, developers can use it to bypass in-app jailbreak detection and DRM systems.
If you are a skilled programmer, I would suggest giving it a whirl and learn more about the inner-working of iOS applications.
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