A new iOS update has been recently released by Apple, adding a host of new features. The jailbreak community is torn apart by this, as some users want to upgrade right now while others claim that they should wait for a possible iOS 12.1 jailbreak.
When a new update is released the average user will immediately install it in order to make the most out of the new features. The jailbreak community always thinks twice when it comes to updates since they love to play with their devices. The lack of a viable jailbreak update means that they will be forced to abandon their beloved jailbreak functions in order to enjoy the latest improvements brought by official updates.
Should they update now?
If you want to jailbreak your device or use a jailbroken device the answer is clearly no. There is no jailbreak alternative for iOS 12.1 and downgrading is impossible. It seems that iOS 12 is quite hard to jailbreak as the last stable jailbreak version stopped at iOS 11.2 or the iOS 11.4 beta (between branches 1 and 3).
There are signs that a jailbreak version of iOS 12 could appear in the future but no words on a definite release date. Apple increased the security of the iOS environment and it took modders months to even find vulnerabilities. Now the real work starts as they will have to crack the software.
Apple has made it clear that jailbreaking is not desirable and it seems that additional resources was used in order to make iOS 12 harder to breach. Several modders are working on a viable jailbreak version but each iOS update further complicates the task. While some have claimed that they have managed to jailbreak iOS 12 they didn’t offer any proof.
It remains to be seen if a stable release will come in the following months and what will Apple do in order to block future jailbreak attempts. Until then keep your device on iOS 11 and check out Electra if you want to make the jump to freedom.
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.