iOS 13.1.1 Jailbreak On iPhone X Shown Off Thanks To Unpatchable checkm8 Bootrom Exploit
iOS 13.1.1 jailbreak on iPhone X has been shown off by the developer thanks to the new checkm8 bootrom-based exploit. Here are the details.
Things move extremely fast in the world of jailbreaking. After initially announcing the “checkm8” bootrom exploit for all devices up to the A11, developer and researcher axi0mX has now also shared a video of Apple’s iPhone X booting up in verbose mode running iOS 13.1.1.
As we have previously mentioned, the world of jailbreaking is all about tremendous peaks and soul-shattering troughs. Activity ramps up and then dwindle but we are going through somewhat of a jailbreak resurgence at the moment which has resulted in axi0mX popping up almost out of nowhere with the recently announced ‘checkm8’ epxloit which exists at a hardware level.
This latest Twitter announcement is an extension of that exploit and confirms the successful jailbreaking of Apple’s A11-based iPhone X:
HACKED! Verbose booting iPhone X looks pretty cool. Starting in DFU Mode, it took 2 seconds to jailbreak it with checkm8, and then I made it automatically boot from NAND with patches for verbose boot. Latest iOS 13.1.1, and no need to upload any images. Thanks @qwertyoruiopz
Currently, this isn’t the holy grail of jailbreaks as it isn’t untethered but it is utilizing the ‘checkm8’ epxloit which axi0mX calls “unpatchable,” meaning that Apple simply cannot patch this and prevent it from being accessible as it lives at a hardware level. It isn’t possible for Apple to issue a software update to patch the exploit like it has been able to do on so many previous occasions. It also means that it is essentially iOS-version-agnostic, meaning that it doesn’t matter what version of iOS the device is running as the exploit can be accessed at the hardware layer rather than relying on a vulnerable version of iOS.
HACKED! Verbose booting iPhone X looks pretty cool. Starting in DFU Mode, it took 2 seconds to jailbreak it with checkm8, and then I made it automatically boot from NAND with patches for verbose boot. Latest iOS 13.1.1, and no need to upload any images. Thanks @qwertyoruiopzpic.twitter.com/4fyOx3G7E0
There is, of course, still a long way to go before anyone has a functional jailbreak for out in the wild which is accessible by the public and which takes advantage of the ‘checkm8’ discovery. For now, we can sit back and admire the work that is going on by axi0mX and all others involved in this scene to see exactly what materializes going forward. It’s very likely, however, that we won’t have to wait too long to see something released.