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  • Prospects of 10.3.1 jailbreak better, exploit to be released, developers respond

    A few other security guys respond including jk9357, tihmstar, and npupyshev.

    A security researcher Adam Donenfeld, said that he will be releasing a privilege escalation exploit during the conference season this summer. In a tweet, he clears up weather or not he’s releasing a full jailbreak. He’s not, leaving that to others to ‘wrap it into a jailbreak’. He did mention however that he’d be willing to help.

    A member of the KimJongCracks team that goes by jk9357 responded in a tweet to Adam, offering to work together. It is unclear if jk9357 was joking around or not. He seems to have a very playful manner with his Twitter account. It should be noted that he was involved in the Home Depot jailbreak for 9.1-9.3.4 for 32-bit devices, so he's not a troll.

    Two other developers have responded, npupyshev and tihmstar. Tihmstar is well known for his Prometheus downgrade tool and npupyshev has some infosec tools on his GitHub. This is perhaps the biggest part of the news. If there is anything that points to a jailbreak release, it is this. If only jk9357 had replied, nobody could be certain if he's messing around or not, but these other guys are serious researchers with reputations.

    One important thing to mention is that his exploit will work on iPhone 7 devices. He says it ‘bypasses PXN and PAN and doesn't interfere with KPP\AMCC’ in a reply on Twitter.

    A community member, nullriver on Twitter, who is a developer and security enthusiast, comments on the situation

    “Looking at these tweets doesn't really suggest that the jailbreak would be untethered, as all jailbreaks need to beat these security systems. Making a jailbreak untethered is really hard now; the most popular way of doing it, patching launchctl would require a way to beat codesigning, which would be an expensive exploit to waste. It is worth pointing out, Adam isn't releasing a jailbreak, only the exploits, although, @REALKJCMEMBER has expressed interest in making it a full jailbreak.”

    Summary

    Nothing is certain, but the prospects for a 10.3.1 jailbreak is looking better every day. Unfortunately this most likely won’t be a fully untethered jailbreak. It seems as though untethered jailbreaks will be a thing of the past. The news is nonetheless still very good. If you are not already jailbroken, it would be a good idea to update to iOS 10.3.1 and save your SHSH blobs.

    This is of course up to you and the ModMyi team takes zero liability for the choices you make with your device.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Prospects of 10.3.1 jailbreak better, exploit to be released, developers respond started by Josh Pasholk View original post
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Here's hoping it leads to something good.
    1. Bo Troxell's Avatar
      Bo Troxell -
      At least there is hope.
    1. bbrks's Avatar
      bbrks -
      If it turns out to be the same jailbreak as the one for 10.2, I would be more than satisfied
    1. Josh Pasholk's Avatar
      Josh Pasholk -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Here's hoping it leads to something good.
      For sure! I really hope something comes from this.