iOS 11.1.2 Jailbreak Update: New Toolkit Announced To Assist Developers Complete Jailbreaks
It’s been a whirlwind few days where the jailbreak community is concerned. They say that you typically wait prolonged periods of time for anything to happen and then those things come along in threes and that seems to be the case here. The recent community announcements by Ian Beer and Siguza have been followed by a Twitter post from Jonathan Levin confirming that a “jailbreak toolkit” is “coming soon,” presumably to assist developers with the creation and release of a public jailbreak.
Jonathan Levin has previously made a name for himself by writing books and papers relating to reverse engineering Apple’s iOS and macOS platforms as well as taking an in-depth look inside of those platforms.
This level of interest has naturally meant that Levin has taken a keen interest in the world of jailbreaking as his research and findings directly correlate with and benefit those who are actively looking to try and liberate Apple’s iOS platform from the company’s walled garden. This latest post via Twitter has confirmed that Levin is going to release a toolkit that should act as the missing piece of the jailbreak puzzle for anyone who has kernel escalation privileges.
It’s worth making it clear from the get-go that this toolkit – whatever form it may take – doesn’t directly benefit the millions of iOS device owners around the world who are interested in jailbreaking in the first instance. Sure, it will definitely play a part in the creation of a tool which does benefit those users, but this toolkit alone isn’t a user-facing project and isn’t something that the average user can get to grips with and start using.
Instead, the toolkit appears to be designed to assist those who have access to the necessary exploits at the kernel level but who don’t necessarily know what to do next or what steps to take to turn that access into a completed jailbreak.
Coming soon: The #jailbreak toolkit – a dylib for those people who end up with a send right to the kernel_task port (a.k.a tfp0) in their process, but don’t know what to do next.
In that sense, it appears that the jailbreak toolkit which Levin is referencing could be the missing piece of the puzzle that will allow Ian Beer’s tfp0 exploit to be used with KPP bypass (of yalu102) for completing the public jailbreak.
There’s no word on when this will be released or what form it will take, but, as always, we will keep you updated on what we know.