We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves here, folks, but it looks as though some real progress has been made as far as an iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak is concerned right after Apple has released final version of iOS 12.1.3 to public.

Two extremely well-known figures in the jailbreak and research communities have both taken to Twitter with jailbreak-based tweets.

After a number of stop/starts as far as an iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak is concerned, it looks as though we have a real chance of something actually landing in the public domain if these tweets are anything to read into.

The original Brandon Azad tweet which set the cat amongst the pigeons in terms of raising excitement levels advised people to “keep an A12 research device on iOS 12.1.2.”

If you’re interested in bootstrapping iOS kernel security research (including the ability to forge PACs and call arbitrary kernel functions), keep an A12 research device on iOS 12.1.2.

And, as if that tweet wasn’t enough, it was then quote retweeted for maximum exposure by well-known security researcher Min Zheng of the Alibaba team who regularly shares updates and information pertaining to bugs and vulnerabilities discovered within Apple’s software:

looking forward to seeing iOS 12 JB~???

This secondary tweet would suggest that all of the core components needed to make a jailbreak possible on iOS 12.1.2 and below are potentially in place and that it is simply a case of Azad – and anyone else involved – to build the jailbreak from there.

The official Apple security change log also suggests that the bug in play is applicable to devices from iPhone 5s and above so it’s very likely that this jailbreak would be relevant to those devices which are running architecture prior to Apple’s A12.

This is by no means a done deal just yet and, as they say, the proof is in the pudding, meaning that you can never actually be sure of anything in this ever-changing jailbreak community until it’s actually done and dusted. However, this is the best indication and the most positive progress made yet and the first time that someone of any real standing in the community has used the “jailbreak” terminology in relation to an actual release.

If you are interested in jailbreaking, we will advise not to update to iOS 12.1.3 and in case you have already, downgrade back to iOS 12.1.2 using iTunes while Apple is still signing that old firmware.

As always, we will be sure to update with any relevant information as and when it becomes available.

(Source: Twitter [1], [2])

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