Jake James released a jailbreak rootlessJB 3.0 for iOS 12.0-12.1.2

Talented hacker and software developer Jake James surprised the entire jailbreak community with a sudden release of rootlessJB 3.0.

This tool for jailbreaking devices with A9, A10 and A11 processors running on iOS 12.0-12.1.2 does not support tweaks and is designed for developers.

In a tweet-announcement, he also noted that there will be support for A12, but there is still a lot of work to be done on this. He will add support for the A7-A8 when a vulnerability is found.

Unlike the usual utilities like unc0ver orElectra, to work rootlessJB is not required to remount the file system. In addition, he does not need managers like Cydia or Sileo (respectively, there is no support for tweaks either). Instead, jailbreak uses SSH connection.

Although at the moment the tool of James does not support tweaks, this may change in one of the future versions.

Compatible devices

At the time of this writing, rootlessJB 3.0 is not compatible with iOS devices with A7, A8 and A12 processors. And if work on A12 and support will be added in one of the future updates, support for A7, A8 will be released only after the release of a suitable exploit. Now jailbreak is available at:

  • Apple A9: iPhone 6s (Plus), iPhone SE, iPad (2017), iPad Pro 9.7 ″ and 12.9 ″ (2017)
  • Apple A10: iPhone 7 (Plus), iPad (2018)
  • Apple A10X: iPad Pro 10.5 ″, iPad Pro 12.9 ″ (2018)
  • Apple A11: iPhone 8 (Plus), iPhone X

Frankly, rootlessJB 3.0 is not intended for an ordinary user at all, and if you are not a developer, you should wait until the standard jailbreak is released. At the same time, it is interesting to observe what happens when new exploits fall into the hands of talented programmers.

If you are interested in rootlessJB 3.0, visit Jake's GitHub page. You can follow the project updates on Twitter.