Apple is doing its best to keep hackers from cracking iOS, but this isn’t stopping the jailbreaking community from developing tools. Apple is so adamant about making it impossible for hackers to create iOS jailbreak tools that it’s even giving out cash rewards to developers who manage to find exploits in the operating system. Although, developers such as Ian Beer keep discovering exploits and unveiling them to the entire jailbreak community.
iOS 11.4 Successfully Jailbroken
Despite Apple’s best efforts, hacker Richard Zhu who is famous for creating jailbreak tools managed to open up iOS 11.4 The hacker posted a short video in which he showed an Apple-made machine running on a jailbroken iOS 11.4.
The device used by Richard Zhu in order to provide proof that he managed to crack iOS 11.4 is an iPhone 7 that featured Cydia. Not just that, but the iPhone 7 had root access via Terminal. The interesting thing about this jailbreak is that Richard Zhu doesn’t want to unveil what exploit he used. On the downside of things, Richard Zhu has yet to announce if he plans to launch the iOS 11.4 jailbreak to the general public.
Electra iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak Tool
Even though it doesn’t seem like Richard Zhu will launch the newly developed iOS 11.4 jailbreak tool anytime soon, Apple fans should be happy to know that CoolStar is currently adding the finishing touches to an Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak tool.
The Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak tool is supposedly going to be launched in the upcoming days and CoolStar already posted a couple of pictures which confirmed that the tool is working. The reason why CoolStar has yet to release the tool is because he is saying that there still are a couple of bugs that need fixing.
Nicole Hicks a graduate of UFT. She’s based in Toronto but travels much of the year. Nicole has written for NPR, Motherboard, MSN Money, and the Huffington Post. Nicole is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing.