It seems that a number of jailbreak-related tools are all coming along at the same time. This latest to land in the community is a tool called Rebirth, released by Hacker Fantastic, and which offers access to the internals of a device running iOS 11.3.1 for those professionals or hobbyists who need such a tool.

Let’s be clear about this from the get-go; this is definitely not a full-featured jailbreak which is going to liberate a device from Apple’s walled-garden and give access to Cydia for the tweak and package installation purposes.

With that in mind, it’s worth reiterating that this new Rebirth tool is definitely not intended for the average device owner for the usual tweaking purposes. In fact, it’s likely that the average device owner will really find no use whatsoever for Rebirth.

However for developers, security research professionals, or hobbyists out there with a keen interest in this sort of thing, Rebirth could be very useful as it gives root access on the device to allow additional investigation and other areas to be researched and uncovered.

It offers support for the 22 different devices which are capable of running iOS 11.3 and iOS 11.3.1 complete with root access and the ability to SSH into the device remotely. Not a jailbreak, but definitely something worth looking into if you ply your trade in that industry.

If this sounds like something you want to experience, either from a professional perspective or as a hobbyist who wants to learn more, then you can grab the latest Rebirth IPA file directly from here.

Once the IPA file has been downloaded, you will need to go through the necessary installation process to get the Rebirth app sideloaded to your device. Once that’s done, you can invoke the process and be up and running with root access.

Remember, rather than trying to install this and then being frustrated, it is important to note that this is not a jailbreak and nor is it offered as one. This is simply a free-of-charge tool released into the community which offers root access to a compatible device and should hopefully facilitate additional research and development from a jailbreak perspective.

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