A member of Fried Apple Team has just open-sourced his jailbreak Patchfinder. Here’s how you can use it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Patchfinder64 is now open source
Veteran hacker and Fried Apple Team co-founder, Vladimir Putin aka in7egral, has just open sourced his 64-bit jailbreak patchfinder. It is compatible with all 64-bit devices using the AArch64 processors.
Here’s a tweet from his official Twitter that confirms this.
Link to source code: https://t.co/YKBLqEC5kq
— Vladimir Putin (@in7egral) September 21, 2017
This tool allows you to analyze the iOS firmware kernel and then determine the necessary offsets. Once you know the offsets, you can then apply the jailbreak patches to a specific firmware version.
Here’s a brief explanation of how this utility works –
- Analyze iOS kernel
- Get offsets
- Apply jailbreak exploits
An untethered iOS 9.3.5/8.4.1 jailbreak can be easily achieved now that we have access to the patchfinder. However, we still someone to package it with Yalu’s KPP bypass and other public exploits.
The main contributor is Vladimir but it also contains some code by Luca Todesco and Team Pangu. You can find this tool on Vladimir’s Github repository.
Remember, this is only supposed to be used by jailbreak developers and experts. If you don’t know what offsets are, you should keep your hands off of this tool.
Why didn’t Fried Apple Team release iOS 9.3.5 64-bit jailbreak?
Fried Apple Team promised to release an untethered jailbreak for iOS 9.3.5, but nothing ever came of it.
Team member Vladimir explains why this happened.
1. Random Reboots
Firstly, their jailbreak tool was never quite stable to be of any consequence. Random reboots and freezes severely impact the ability of a tool to be installed on a user’s primary device.
2. Copyrighted code
Secondly, Fried Apple Team’s jailbreak uses code that belongs to other developers and Dev Teams.
Had they released it for the public, they might have faced flak from the respective copyright owners.
3. Lack of time
Finally, what held them back from releasing a jailbreak was lack of time. The FAT team members are professional security researchers and most likely work for a security firm.
Hence, they never got the time to set up a website and provide the download links. Vladimir also said they couldn’t provide support and subsequent bug fixes that must happen after a public release.
Hopefully, a developer will be able to use Vladimir’s Patchfinder utility to create a jailbreak for iOS 9.3.5.
Needless to say, not many users will be able to enjoy this tool since most of us are already running iOS 10.3.3.
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