Hacker Luca Todesco has just hinted on an updated mach_portal jailbreak. Let’s find out how the hacker aims to make mach_portal more stable.
- Update (May 23) – Luca has released a stable version of mach_portal. You can download it here.
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iOS 10.3.1 Exploits will make mach_portal Stable
Here’s what Luca Todesco tweeted.
Ah, additionally, the new 10.3.1 bugs may be used as a replacement for mach_portal for people on i7 10.1.1
— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) May 22, 2017
This means the Adam Dodenfeld’s iOS 10.3.1 exploits may be used to improve mach_portal jailbreak and make it more stable.
The upcoming iOS 10.3.1 exploits will then replace Ian Beer’s exploits used to develop the original mach_portal.
Luca has already clarified that iOS 10.3.1 exploits are useless without a KPP bypass. The only way to utilize iOS 10.3.1 exploits will be to improve iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak stable on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus.
These exploits can also be used to set Nonce Generator in NVRAM and hence downgrade iOS 10.3.x to iOS 10.2 firmware.
When will Luca update mach_portal Jailbreak?
Adam will demonstrate his iOS 10.3.1 kernel sometime in August. So it’s still a good few months away.
As you already know, YaluX jailbreak is all messed up. Considering the fact that this is the only jailbreak for Apple’s flagship devices, a stable alternative is indispensable.
Random reboots and resprings are a huge issue on 10.1-10.1.1. These bugs have already forced a lot of users to remove jailbreak and update to iOS 10.3.1.
In the meantime, read the following guide to make mach_portal jailbreak stable.
What should I do now?
This is without doubt a huge development for users stuck on iOS 10.1-10.1.1.
However, this is also the right time to prepare your device. Doing so will ensure your iPhone is still compatible when a stable jailbreak comes out.
Here’s what you need to do now –
- Stick to iOS 10.1.1 firmware if you own an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 plus.
- DO NOT update to iOS 10.3.1.
- Save SHSH2 Blobs for iOS 10.3.x.
Follow these tutorials to properly save your SHSH2 Blobs –
- Save SHSH2 Blobs with TSS Saver
- Save SHSH2 Blobs with Telegram Jailbreak Bot
- How to Check/Verify if your SHSH2 Blobs are Valid
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