A team of developers behind Odyssey jailbreak have shared their discovery of a new kernel-level exploit in iOS 15 and iOS 15.1 firmware. If you’re familiar with iOS jailbreak for Apple devices, this development should come as a pleasant surprise, considering this might open the door for a potentially working jailbreak tool.
So far, only a handful of solutions, such as Unc0ver and checkra1n, work to liberate iPhone and iPad devices from Cupertino tech giant’s restrictions imposed on iOS usage.
To wit, Apple is increasingly tightening its control over the safety and security aspects of the mobile operating system. The elevated monitoring over potential loopholes has made the task of cracking open an iOS or iPadOS build for a jailbreak ever so difficult for developers and hackers.
Since the iPhone maker prides itself over the closed nature of the iOS and iPadOS software, creative types have to employ their best skills to spot a kernel exploit at the root level leading to a possible jailbreak.
With that said, a hacker has entered the spotlight with his recent finding of a potential exploit hidden in the source code of both iOS 15 and iOS 15.1 versions. If successful, we might get to have an iOS 15 to 15.1 jailbreak before too long. Keep reading for all the details on this.
CoolStar Confirms That Odyssey Team Has Identified A Kernel Exploit Opening Up A Possibility For An iOS 15 To iOS 15.1 Jailbreak
A hacker with an online moniker @b1n4r1b01 has published complete information about a kernel exploit for iOS 15 to iOS 15.1 and iPadOS. According to the shared snippet, Brightiup’s CVE-2021-30955 kernel bug write-up was the springboard behind the endeavor.
However, it would be premature to speculate about the potential jailbreak release as development work is still in its infancy.
Nevertheless, the Odyssey team deserves acknowledgment for their outstanding effort resulting in them spotting a kernel exploit for a potential iOS 15 – iOS 15.1 jailbreak.
If everything pans out as planned, we might soon have the very first fully working iOS 15 jailbreak.
Expounding further, Odyssey’s team leader at CoolStar gives us a preview that their enthusiastic cohort of jailbreak lovers is already exploring avenues for a potential jailbreak.
But CoolStar intimate that the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 semi-tethered jailbreak would come as a rootless solution owing to SSV protections. As a side note, rootless status implies jailbreak tweaks would require updating to function.
Furthermore, folks at CoolStar mention that they have pulled the plug on releasing any new tools for iOS 14 to shift all available resources to iOS 15 and iPad 15. With Odyssey examining the new iOS 15 exploit while the Checkra1n team is using other means to probe iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 prospects, it won’t be long before we might see a jailbreak app for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.
In the end, we would like to make it clear that there is scant information about future release time frames. If the past pattern is any indication, jailbreak teams will take their usual time to develop the workable tool that supports as many devices as possible running on the most recent firmware. Therefore, exercise patience, and in the meantime, we will keep you informed with the latest developments regarding the iOS 15 jailbreak.