rootlessJB 3.0 Is a SSH-Based Jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 Aimed at Developers

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Following the release of a developer-only jailbreak for iOS 12 by GeoSn0w, Jake James has released rootlessJB 3.0 with iOS 12 support. Right now, rootlessJB supports A9-A11 devices running iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2. This means Apple’s latest iPhones powered by its A12 Bionic chip including the iPhone XS and iPhone XR are not supported by it.

Being a developer-oriented jailbreak, it does not support code injection or jailbreak tweaks. Below are the other limitations of the jailbreak on iOS 12 right now:

  • No tweaks and code injection yet
  • No amfid patch yet. Must run “inject /path/to/binary” before adding a new binary
  • No jailbreakd yet
  • No remount (heh?)

Since this is an SSH-based jailbreak, one will have to use SSH to remotely connect to their iPhone’s filesystem and make any modifications to it.

James has confirmed that support for A12 devices like the iPhone XS is coming, though it will take more time. Support for older iPhones and iPads featuring an A7 or A8 will also be added to rootlessJB once an exploit is available for them.

Just like GeoSn0w’s OsirisJailbreak, this rootlessJB means little for the general public who are interested in jailbreaking their iPhone or iPad running iOS 12. It does, however, raise hopes for a public jailbreak for iOS 12 dropping sooner than later. There has been a lot of development in the jailbreaking scene recently, with multiple iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 exploits being discovered and the release of developer-only jailbreaks. It is now just a matter of time before the first iOS 12 jailbreak is released.

Head over to rootlessJB GitHub page for more details and download links.