Apple Accidentally Unpatches Vulnerability, Leading to New iOS 12.4 Jailbreak


Wiencon

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Honest question... do people still really jailbreak like that? Like, how big is the jailbreak community now?
I love questions like that. Yeah, the community is quite big, the jailbreak subreddit has over 300k subscribers and after last couple of releases it seems to be gathering some popularity.

Stock iOS 12 is great, but jailbreaking it is a no-brainer for me, especially when we can jailbreak the newest and signed version (which is a very rare opportunity)
I can tell you why I jailbreak all my iOS devices (SE and two X's)

- You can get real split screen multitasking with the https://www.idownloadblog.com/2019/04/23/pullover-pro/

- You can have ANY app on the CarPlay screen with https://www.redmondpie.com/carbridge-for-ios-12-jailbreak-released-lets-you-use-any-app-with-carplay/

- You can get all iPhone X gestures on older devices without any lags, bugs, with the https://www.idownloadblog.com/2019/03/18/neptune-for-iphone/

- You can have customizable Answering machine, record messages to the device and even set different greetings for different callers with https://www.idownloadblog.com/2018/08/23/answeringmachine-x/

- You can get rid of the full screen calling screen which users have been asking for ages with https://www.idownloadblog.com/2019/03/06/callbar-xs-brings-everyones-favorite-phone-call-centric-jailbreak-tweak-to-ios-12/

- You can stack icons together instead of using folders which looks extremely cool with https://www.idownloadblog.com/2018/12/03/zenith/

- You can get amazing gestures in app switcher screen with https://www.idownloadblog.com/2019/05/04/gesto/

- You can get the grid switcher from iPad in your iPhone with https://www.idownloadblog.com/2019/03/11/newgridswitcher/

- You can have custom shortcuts on lockscreen with the https://www.idownloadblog.com/2018/04/20/jumper/

- You can write notes on your lockscreen with the https://www.idownloadblog.com/2018/08/30/notepad/

- And hundreds of small things​

Jailbreaking is not only about some themes, you can really get the 100% from your iPhones instead of the 60% or less that Apple gives you.
My jailbroken SE can do more than stock XS (without any performance issues) and that is not an exaggeration

I think that now is an amazing opportunity to try jailbreaking, you have nothing to lose. If anything happens (which is extremely unlikely because jailbreaks now aren't permanent/untethered) you can easily restore your device to the newest stock iOS version with iTunes and forget about everything
 

adrianlondon

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Interesting. In the recent iOS13 and Catalina betas, Apple have pushed out new betas that have contained bugs which were fixed in the previous beta. Lack of good source control seems likely. To find they've done the same with a public release is quite surprising.

Unpatched is a great word. What about bugs that have been re-introduced. Rebugged? Unbugfixed? I'll go with rebuggered, err I mean rebugged.
 

DanTheMan827

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Not as big as it once was.

Apple pretty much KO'd the jailbreak teams efforts when it released the App Store in 2008.
not even close...

there are still plenty of apps that would never be allowed on the App Store for various reasons...
  • Kodi because of the addon system and overall reputation they've gained (due to said addon system)
  • Retroarch because emulators aren't allowed
  • System-level customizations like Winterboard
  • Things like Wi-Fi scanners that need to break out of the Apple sandbox to function\
and that's just a few things you'd need to jailbreak for... re-signing only can get you so far
 

brian3uk

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this news makes me wish i still had a spare iphone to play with. not sure i want to risk it with all the banking and medical apps on my daily device.
 
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jav6454

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not even close...

there are still plenty of apps that would never be allowed on the App Store for various reasons...
  • Kodi because of the addon system and overall reputation they've gained (due to said addon system)
  • Retroarch because emulators aren't allowed
  • System-level customizations like Winterboard
  • Things like Wi-Fi scanners that need to break out of the Apple sandbox to function\
and that's just a few things you'd need to jailbreak for... re-signing only can get you so far
When the strongest team stopped developing the jailbreak and secondary teams have to step in and when even suarik has stopped developing Cydia... you know its been KO'd.
 

Scotty2Hotty

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Sunday was an absolute gift for anyone in the community. I took all of my devices to 12.4. File access to a device you paid for is terrific. I use it mostly for a light bit of theaming
 
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mannyvel

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I'd love to install a WiFi scanner and tools that show cellular networks, tower ID, etc. I carry an android phone around just for that sort of stuff.
 

Black107

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Cough when does apple do anything *accidentally*
Yeah this is an interesting speculation. I wonder in light of some of the recent tragic events, a three letter agency approached Apple and asked them to "whoopsie" a jailbreak open again so they could get into a device that was on the current OS, knowing that Apple would cry from the rooftops if they tried to ask them to break encryption again.
 

roar08

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I think one of the more interesting/entertaining jailbreak utilities was the ability to spoof your location. It'd be great to send all that disinformation to the adtech folks ;).