It seems that the modern world of semi-untether jailbreaks is about to get a fair bit simpler thanks to an auto-signing solution that would eliminate the need for jailbreakers to manually re-sign apps such as the yalu102 jailbreak app with a new certificate every seven days or so, therefore removing one of the biggest pain points of these modern jailbreaks.
A post by Jay Freeman Saurik had earlier confirmed that a solution to solve this problem has been in the works for quite some time, but that it has encountered a number of errors in the way it has been built.
Now, with some assistance on board – who Saurik refuses to name at this point in time – it looks as though the auto-signing solution has been recreated, allowing Freeman to confidently suggest that anyone signing the jailbreak app today using Cydia Impactor could be doing it for the last time:
Correct. I’m also now getting help on this (I’m not going to say who, to protect them from an onslaught of attention on this topic; they might say themselves, but I’ll wait until that happens; but we’ve rearchitected my concept to rely more on simple implementation and less on my crazy indirection), and so it feels even more comfortable saying something like “if you install the app today by signing it with Impactor, it will likely be your last time.”
Following Freeman’s announcement, Luca Todesco has confirmed his belief that a “solution for the 7 day cert is seemingly in the works”, and has requested that jailbreakers “bear with Cydia Impactor for another week or so.” Maybe Todesco is probably the one helping Freeman develop this solution?
It’s definitely great news for those avid and hardcore jailbreak fans who make sure they stay on a firmware that can be jailbroken, but who abhor the fact that they have to continually re-sign the jailbreak app’s certificate manually every seven days or so, depending on the type of developer account they have with Apple, through the use of Cydia Impactor on a desktop computer.
When released, this new auto-signing tool, in whatever form it takes, will hopefully permanently resolve that issue and make the world of semi-untether jailbreaks slightly more pleasant and user-friendly for everyday jailbreakers.
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