With iOS 11.2.6 Out Now, Here’s What Jailbreak Users Need To Know
As you may already know by now, Apple has dropped iOS 11.2.6 as an emergency fix update to patch critical bug which was sending iPhones and iPads world over crashing whenever a specific character from Indian Telugu language was sent to the devices as a message.
This bug effected both first and third-party apps which made use of Apple’s native text control.
But now with iOS 11.2.6 out, how does it change the jailbreak landscape? If you’ve been following our coverage on jailbreaks, you’ll know that iOS 11.0-11.1.2 are the last public versions of iOS that can be jailbroken using tools such as Electra, with some vulnerabilities being known for iOS 11.2-11.2.2 firmwares although they are yet to be exploited in any meaningful way for a public jailbreak.
Not too long ago, developer of Electra, CoolStar, confirmed that Electra’s post exploitation patches do work below iOS 11.2.5, meaning if someone could come up with a new tfp0 exploit, we could very well have a jailbreak for iOS 11.2.x. Having said that, with CoolStar being involved in an ongoing drama, we are not sure if he’s gonna work on another jailbreak after Electra for iOS 11.0-11.1.2.
As for iOS 11.2.6, given that there’s currently no public information available on vulnerabites and exploits that could be used for a jailbreak on iOS 11.2.5, it’s safe to assume that same applies to iOS 11.2.6 as well until someone comes out of nowhere and proves that he can jailbreak iOS 11.2.6.
With Apple now only signing iOS 11.2.6 and 11.2.5, if you are interested in jailbreaking, stay on iOS 11.0-11.1.2 if you are already there. There will soon be a complete jailbreak with Cydia on it. If you are on iOS 11.2.2 or below though, then stay there instead of upgrading to 11.2.6 as we believe that 11.2.x is the second best choice given that there are higher chance of it getting a jailbreak than iOS 11.2.5 or 11.2.6.
As always has been the case, we will keep you updated on all the latest happenings from the jailbreak community. Stay tuned for more.