In today’s article, I have great news for those of you waiting for the Untethered jailbreak for iOS 14.4 all the way up to 14.6. So as you probably knew a couple of days ago, Linus Henze posted a demo on iPhone 12 Pro Max, with a couple of vulnerabilities running and, of course, creating a jailbreak that is completely Untethered, which means that the jailbreak activates itself immediately after reboot without any user intervention and of course the jailbreak was rather complete.
Demo of CVE-2021-30740, CVE-2021-30768, CVE-2021-30769, CVE-2021-30770 and CVE-2021-30773 on iOS 14.5.1, iPhone 12 Pro Max pic.twitter.com/k2df20E9yU
— Linus Henze (@LinusHenze) September 13, 2021
It had Celio, and it had a lot of things already working. Now Untethered jailbreaks have been a staple of the jailbreak community back on iOS 7, back on iOS 6, and so on, even iOS 8 and 9 to some extent.
They used to be very common, but nowadays, they’re an extremely rare sight to see. So when we get a jailbreak that is Untethered, that is actually a very good reason to be happy because an Untethered jailbreak 14.5.1 doesn’t require any sign-in.
It doesn’t require any IPA files. You don’t have to mess with Altstore or anything like that or with any application. Every time you reboot the phone, the jailbreak already activates by the time the phone is back to the home screen.
Now Linus Hanze might be releasing this in October, but we’ve got confirmation they posted quote;
Q: Wen eta? A: October 21 (open source)
Q: Wen eta? A: October 21 (open source) https://t.co/OMXqE8U9oy
— Linus Henze (@LinusHenze) September 21, 2021
Previously, they said they might release it. They weren’t exactly very sure, but they did hint at the fact that they may release it at the end of October, but now we do have full confirmation that this will be released on October 21 as open source.
Now for those of you who are unaware of what these are?
There are a couple of important vulnerabilities, including an Untethered and a kernel exploit, so basically everything in here can be used for jailbreak purposes, and we will be able to update unc0ver and Taurine and even complete Manticore jailbreak and very likely make unc0ver and Taurine and maybe even Manticore Untethered.
So no more losing your jailbreak after reboot, no more IPA sign-in, no more AltStore, and so on. And no more revokes or expiration, which is actually like the best part of an Untethered jailbreak, so yes, we do have confirmation this will be released.
Now in terms of support, this has been patched somewhere in 14.6 or 14.7. By 14.7, we know for sure that this has been Patched. Some of the parts of the bug may still be in 14.6, but they may not be exploitable.
So it’s safe to assume that 14.5.1, 14.5, 14.4.2, 14.4.1, and 14.4 are the safe versions for this jailbreak. So if you’re running any of those versions or anything lower than that, like 14.3, 14.2.1, 14.2, and so on, you will be able to have an Untethered jailbreak very soon.
So we now have for sure confirmation from the developer themselves that they will be releasing this as open-source on October 21. So that’s basically one month from now. Today is September 23. At the time, I Was making writing this article, so not a lot left to go.
But once that gets released, things will start going very fast because both unc0ver, Taurine, and Manticore, will begin working on these jailbreaks probably at the same time in a race to release first.
So it would definitely be a good idea to wait now; if you have already updated the 14.6, 14.7, 14.7.1, and 14.8, then things are pretty bad. In addition, there are kernel vulnerabilities that might be released in the future for these versions. So you’re not exactly dead in the water yet, but these by Linus Henze will not work.
So if you’re running anything newer than 14.5.1, you can forget about these by Linus Henze. However, there are still more to be released.
But if you’re running 15.0, that’s like the worst version to be on right now. However, don’t worry. You can still downgrade the 14.8 for a while, here is how to downgrade iOS 15 to iOS 14 without losing data, its a complete guide to downgrade.
However, iOS 15 and all of its betas are very bad for jailbreak purposes. Unfortunately, you are probably not going to get a jailbreak anytime soon because iOS 15 introduces some major security changes that make jailbreaking even harder.
So I would steer very clear from iOS 15 for the moment, especially because of that, go back to 14.8 and wait in there. But yes! Now we have full confirmation from Linus Henze that they will be releasing the kernel exploit and the Untethered on October 21 as open-source for everybody to use.