After a brief hiatus, Xerub is back with a bang on the jailbreak scene and has just released something very important for iOS 10 users. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Xerub writes a powerful Patchfinder
Xerub has just written a new jailbreak patchfinder that bypasses Apple’s Kernel Patch Protection mechanism. This new patchfinder patches the necessary kexts while ignoring the KPP or AMCC (KTRR).
It will revolutionize the iOS hacking scene as we know it and make jailbreak development a whole lot easier for new devices (iPhone X, iPhone 8/8+).
The only prerequisite for this new patchfinder is that the hacker must have kernel-level read-write privileges.
Here’s what the talented hacker posted on his official Twitter handle.
it means kpp/ktrr/whatever can suck it as long as I have kernel r/w primitives
— ~ (@xerub) October 6, 2017
We can now develop a jailbreak for all iOS 10 firmware versions up till iOS 10.3.2. Since we already have triple_fetch and ziVA exploits, it’s only a matter of applying several patches now.
Moreover, we also have Saigon iOS 10.2.1 jailbreak readily available, which further reduces the complexity of this task.
According to Xerub, we still require a complete rewrite of the Cydia bootstrap along with the tfp0 patch.
How is this useful?
This is a great development for all iOS 10 users and for the jailbreak community.
There are three main reasons why this is important –
- Firstly, you can now jailbreak iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus running iOS 10.2 firmware.
- Secondly, this new patchfinder will allow hackers to develop a 64-bit jailbreak for iOS 10.0.1-10.3.2 (iOS 10.3.3 will remain incompatible).
- Finally, it will quash the pesky random reboots on devices using the existing extra_recipe jailbreak. Therefore, they will become more stable as compared to devices using the older versions.
What are you going to do now – stay on iOS 10.3.x or upgrade to iOS 11? Let us know in the comments section below.
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