Nikias Bassen – a well-known member of the jailbreak community and a prominent part of the checkra1n team – has issued an update via Twitter pertaining to the release of a Linux-based version of the popular jailbreak. In short, it’s not ready yet, but we could be expecting an “eta son” very soon!
If you have used the checkm8-based checkra1n jailbreak, or even just looked into what it is and what it is capable of, then you will likely be well aware that it has taken the world of iOS jailbreaking by storm since its launch.
That is simply because Apple can do absolutely nothing about it thanks to the fact that it is bootrom-based. It does, however, currently have one limitation; it’s only available for macOS users.
Bassen’s announcement on Twitter should hopefully bring an end to that soon, with the checkra1n team member confirming that progress has, and continues to be, made as far as Linux support is concerned:
Update on #checkra1n for #Linux: sorry for the long delay. There were issues we didn’t expect to be so problematic, USB controllers misbehaving being the biggest issue followed by dependency hell. But we’re on it and hopefully eta son. It’s ready when it’s ready.
Creators of jailbreaks have learned to expect delays and roadblocks. However, what they can’t anticipate is the big ‘Mike Tyson punches’ that make themselves known throughout development and make them deviate from their original plan. As far as checkra1n is concerned, it seems that the team has struggled with dependencies and USB controllers on the Linux platform.
Bassen stopped short of giving any type of time estimate for the release but did take a humorous jibe at the impatient jailbreak community by mentioning “eta son” in the tweet, a reference to the impatient members of the community constantly asking for release dates. Fingers crossed that we have some more concrete information soon to appease all of those device owners waiting patiently for a Linux release.
But, what about Windows you ask? Well, that’s an entirely different kettle-of-fish and there is currently no information about Windows, leading us to believe that development has been equally, if not more so, problematic.
If you haven’t jailbroken yet, check out our video tutorial below on how to jailbreak iOS 13.3 / iPadOS 13.3 on Mac:
(Source: @pimskeks [Twitter])
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