Jailbreak has been considered dead for quite some time. Apple did everything in its power in order to stop developers from creating new jailbreak tools, and for a while this worked. However, after a long break, the jailbreak community managed to make a comeback.
Recently, CoolStar’s Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak tool was confirmed to support all devices up to iPhone X, as long as they are running the right iOS version. The details were revealed by the developer of the jailbreak tool.
CoolStar took it to Twitter and he shared with us various things about the Electra Jailbreak tool. He started by acknowledging the help he received from others, as he received numerous donations after he put up the donation portal:
Thanks to everyone’s donations, got 2 test devices (A10X already here, A11 on the way) for iOS 11.3.1 🙂
Now just to wait for Ian Beer
— CoolStar (@coolstarorg) June 2, 2018
He also added that things will be a bit different this time. Back when he worked at the 11.0 – 11.1.2 jailbreak he focused too much on the naggers. According to the developer, this time it will be “drama-free”. He also tweeted that “Some mistakes were made when doing the 11.1.2 jailbreak (first time for everything right), but I’ll be sure to not let it happen twice :)”
Min Zheng, a security researcher for Alibaba also added his confirmation. A working KPP bypass has been pushed into the public domain. This method is important for a jailbreak solution.
This kppless (bypass kpp) method works for all arm64 devices,” along with a link, “Our new Research @bxl1989! iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak internals: Remount rootfs https://www.weibo.com/ttarticle/p/show?id=2309404245794218721506 …. BTW, we will have 2 talks about Apple Security at @defcon , welcome to follow us,” posted Zheng.
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