While jailbreak users are sitting tight on iOS 11.2.6, some hackers have been busy hacking iOS 11.3. A Chinese hacking team recently achieved a jailbreak for iOS 11.3 firmware.
iOS 11.3 firmware is now jailbroken
Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team has successfully jailbroken iOS 11.3 firmware. This feat was achieved by Chinese hacker Qixun Zhao who is a member of the Qihoo security team.
Just like other professional security researchers, Zhao didn’t divulge any details pertaining to the jailbreak.
Here’s what the Chinese hacker posted on his official Twitter handle – root access on an iPhone 6 plus (iPhone 7,1).
Jailbreak on the latest iOS 11.3🙂
And the bounty of Edge Bounty Program
Feel lucky pic.twitter.com/6FnmqaRF0S
— SorryMybad (@S0rryMybad) April 26, 2018
For the uninitiated, Qixun Zhao and Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team are fairly well known in the hacking community. They take part in popular hacking competitions all around the world.
Qixun Zhao also has quite a few accolades under his belt.
Will this jailbreak go public?
Unfortunately, Qixun Zhao’s daredevil exploits are limited to bug bounty programs and hacking conferences. It is highly unlikely that this jailbreak will ever go public.
Previously, Alibaba security team achieved full root access on iOS 11.2 but nothing much came of it.
No matter what happens in the future, stick to the lowest firmware possible. For those of you who are feeling a bit adventurous, lace up your boots and upgrade to iOS 11.3.
As far as Electra jailbreak users go, I suggest saving your SHSH Blobs as soon as possible for iOS 11.3.
Will you stay on iOS 11.2.6 or move up to iOS 11.3? Leave your replies below.
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