All those of you who are still sitting on iOS 10.3.1 since months diligently, your patience might pay off soon. Here’s why iOS 10.3.1 might get a jailbreak soon.
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Adam runs ziVA on iOS 10.3.1
Professional security researcher, Adam Donenfeld, has finally managed to get ziVA running on iOS 10.3.1.
For those who don’t know, ziVA kernel exploit is compatible with iOS 10.2.1, 10.3, and 10.3.1. However, Apple secretly altered a software component of iOS to render this exploit useless.
Here’s a tweet from Adam that confirms this.
I’m not sure if a coincidence or not, but on iOS 10.3.1, my sysctl trick to bypass SMAP was “challenged”. Apple switched the order of l1dcache and l1icache… so now the whole exploit is a little bit more messed up. Anyway… ZiVA runs on 10.3.1 🙂
— Adam Donenfeld (@doadam) November 20, 2017
Consequently, Adam’s kernel exploit got messed up and required some editing to work again. Thankfully, he was able to get it working again on iOS specifically on 10.3.1 firmware.
Is an iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak incoming?
Abraham Masri, the developer of Saigon, promised to work on iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak a while back. But with this development, it is easy to understand why we didn’t get a proper iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak.
If Adam decides to help Abraham out or provide him with some documentation, we might see some progress happening.
All the necessary groundwork has already been laid. Saigon just needs to be updated and tweaked for it to work with this firmware.
All of this will obviously be contingent upon Abraham actually coming back to the scene and resuming his development again.
There’s also a chance that we may not get anything this time around even though we have exploits available.
Should I update?
Updating at this point will be akin to willingly remove a jailbreak. If your device is on iOS 10.3.1, I highly recommend waiting it out for a few more weeks.
I know it’s not going to be easy resisting iOS 11 but you gotta do what you gotta do.
What are you going to do – stick to iOS 10.3.1 or upgrade your iPhone to iOS 11? Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.
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