Can I jailbreak iOS 12 devices?

Apple has released iOS 12, a new version of the operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update contains improvements

performance, as well as new features like: Memoji, Screen time, Siri Shortcuts and others. Let's look at all the available information about iOS 12 jailbreak.

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Jailbreak status

You can now jailbreak your iPhone,iPad or iPod touch with iOS 11.3.1 or later. Jailbreak Electra supports iOS 11 - iOS 11.1.2 and iOS 11.2 - iOS 11.3.1. It cannot be installed on devices with iOS 11.4 and iOS 11.4.1, because in these versions Apple fixed the vulnerabilities it uses.

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Protection iOS 12 from jailbreak

Recently known developer nullriverHe said that in iOS 12 was added additional protection against jailbreak. This is not surprising, because Apple has long been struggling with jailbreaking. For this, the company not only regularly releases new versions of the system with bug and vulnerability fixes, but also adds new protection methods. In addition, the company quickly ceases to sign old versions of the system so that users cannot roll back.

IOS 12 has become more difficult to jailbreak for the following reasons:

- CoreTrust system, which checks all signatures of Apple and does not miss fake signatures;

- vm_map_exec_lockdown protection in the A12 processor (not exactly).

None of these reasons are too significant. However, hackers and developers will need to try hard to get around all the restrictions.



Story jailbreak iOS

Apple has been struggling with jailbreaking for years. The first jailbreak for iOS 10 was released on December 21, 2017. Famous hacker Luca Todesco has released a beta of semi-tethered jailbreak Yalu + mach_portal for iOS 10.1 and some 64-bit devices. On January 26, he released a more stable version of the Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10.2, which already supported all 64-bit devices except the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

The first jailbreak for iOS 11 was released on December 232017, and Abraham Masri created it. On December 26, developer Jonathan Levin released his LiberiOS tool based on Ian Beer’s exploit for iOS 11.0 - iOS 11.1.2, but he did not support the Cydia application. Then the famous hacker and developer Coolstar finally released his full-fledged Electra jailbreak for iOS 11.0 - iOS 11.1.2.

Jailbreak iOS 12

The jailbreak tool for iOS 12 is currently not available. Recall that the final version of the update should be released on September 12.

The good news is, hack iOS 12 alreadyhappened. In June, KeenLab security specialist successfully jailbreak iOS 12 on iPhone X. In the video below, you can see iPhone X with the KeenLab and Cydia jailbreak application.

However, he used the firstbeta update. It is not known whether the vulnerabilities used were fixed in subsequent beta. It is unlikely that the developer will release his exploit publicly, because KeenLab usually uses them only for research purposes. However, this gives hope that some other hacker will be able to detect this exploit and release a jailbreak for iOS 12.

Recently, security specialist Simon Ferrini managed to gain pwn access on iOS 12 beta 12, the latest beta of the new version. He even shared a video:

Let's see if this will contribute to the jailbreak for iOS 12.



Most likely, we will have to wait a long time for the release of iOS 12 jailbreak. However, the question is not whether it will be possible to hack iOS 12, but when it will be possible to do it.

Beware of fake news

Fake news affects not only the election, but alsoon the jailbreak community. There are already articles and videos on the network that a jailbreak for iOS 12 was created. All this news is not true, so do not trust untrustworthy sites. Moreover, fake tools can bring a virus to your device and lead to serious problems. The real jailbreak for iOS 12 will be free, and we are sure to be one of the first to report it. Therefore, subscribe to email notifications so as not to miss the jailbreak for iOS 12.