iOS 10.3.2 jailbreak and iOS 11 beta jailbreak finally gets video demo from the KeenLab team itself. Here are the details.
The most exciting cat and mouse game in consumer technology history continues to develop right in front of our eyes. You may remember back in June when images posted on Weibo highlighted the fact that iOS 11 beta 2 had been jailbroken along with iOS 10.3.2 by KeenLab at this year’s MOSEC. And now in the latest development, KeenLab has posted a video showing that jailbreak in action on iOS 10.3.2 and iOS 11 beta 2 on iPhone 6 and iPhone 7. This video was posted last week but has been brought to our attention by one of our reader’s just now.
The video, posted to YouTube by Liang Chen of KeenLab shows three devices sitting side-by-side with accompanying annotations showing the model of the device and the firmware it is running. We have an iPhone 6 running iOS 10.3.2, an iPhone 7 running iOS 11 beta 2, and an iPhone 7 running iOS 10.3.2. The video creator then instantly walks through a quick process of entering into the Settings app and showing that each device is running the specified firmware before invoking the jailbreak utility which is attributed to “Liang Chen of Tencent Keen Lab.” As expected, it looks to be exact same software and app that was initially shown off on stage during MOSEC 2017 back in June.
As a throwback to jailbreaks of yesteryear, the app simply presents the user with a “Jailbreak” button which then goes through the process of “exploiting the kernel,” “patching the kernel,” “bypassing AMCC,” and “bypassing kpp,” before finally alerting the user that process has been successful. A quick visit back to the Home screen then shows that Cydia has been freshly installed as part of the process allowing the owner of the device to dive right in and interact with everything that Cydia offers.
Interestingly, the whole process seems to take a little longer to execute on the iPhone 7 running iOS 11 beta 2, with the other two devices running iOS 10.3.2 already refreshing and interacting with Cydia before the jailbreak process is even complete on iOS 11.
The video, along with the original teases during this year’s MOSEC, shows that jailbreaking iOS 11 is possible, although it remains unclear if the same exploits are still available in later versions of iOS 11. This isn’t going to result in any type of public tool being made available just yet, but it will be very interesting to see how things progress, if at all, when iOS 11 goes public next month.
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