Apple mistakenly left the last know vulnerability that allowed the hacker to jailbreak iOS 12.2 unpatched in their latest firmware.
It been years since it has been possible to jailbreak the latest firmware of iOS. Security researchers found this weekend that iOS 12.4, the latest version released in June, reintroduced a bug found by a Google hacker that was fixed in iOS 12.3.
Hacker Jake James explains that Apple patched these exploits in iOS 12.3, but apparently ‘un-patched’ them again in iOS 12.4 for unknown reasons. This was undoubtedly a fluke on Apple’s behalf.
Due to iOS 12.4 is the latest version that Apple allows you to upgrade too And it will be available for couple of days before new update rolls out with the patch (iOS 12.4.1) .
Pwn20wnd, a security researcher who develops iPhone jailbreaks, published a jailbreak for iOS 12.4 on Monday.
that jailbreak is working on all the latest devices by Apple in the market running iOS 12.4 and there is a partial jail break for the devices using Apple’s A12 chips.
As the latest version of Unc0ver adds the support of iOS 12.4 but according to Pwn20wnd the success rate is lower then the jailbreak on the previous iOS version.
Taking in consideration that with the latest version of iOS Apple introduced alot more features like support for Apple Card, a credit card that can be requested through the Wallet app for use with Apple Pay or as a standalone credit card.
And Apple card may result jn termination of credit card on jailbroken devices due to security reasons.
In general, jailbreak details are kept private to keep Apple from patching it. Furthermore, jailbreaks are coveted among security researchers because “the ability to jailbreak an iPhone means the ability to hack it,” and exploits can often sell for millions of dollars.
But apart from the security risks many users just do the jailbreak to get the control of their devices back the ability to customize iOS to their liking so its a good news for those that now they can enjoy all their favorite tweaks on the latest version of iOS.
We will be covering all the steps to jailbreak your devices and all the top tweaks for your iPhone that you can use in upcoming articles so stay tune for that.
A number of users on Twitter claimed that they successfully jailbroke their iPhone.
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