iOS 11.2 – 11.2.6 Jailbreak To Be Released Soon by Coolstar

A spark of good news seems to be circulating in the jailbreak community this week after an iOS 11.2.x-based kernel exploit became publicized.

Earlier today security researcher and hacker, Min Zheng aka SparkZheng, may have successfully jailbroken iOS 11.3, and had shared the screenshot of Cydia installed on his iPhone.

But he has clarified that it wasn’t a jailbreak because he “didn’t remount the rootfs to R/W and install Cydia”. He also added that it was because “Apple had added a new mitigation on iOS 11.3 in APFS KEXT” which needs to be bypassed.

Given the current circumstances, we’d recommend that any avid jailbreakers using iOS 11.2-11.2.6 stay put and avoid upgrading their firmware. It seems that CoolStar agrees with this logic:

As of this writing, Saurik has yet to update Cydia or Mobile Substrate with official support for iOS 11, but CoolStar’s Electra jailbreak for iOS 11.0-11.1.2 bundles a modified version of Cydia and a Substrate substitute that appear to work just as well. Any future jailbreak from CoolStar, should it surface, would likely bundle similar utilities.

Are you still on iOS 11.2.6 or lower? Are you excited about the possibility of an iOS 11.2 – 11.2.6 jailbreak. Let us know in the comments below.


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