Great news! With iOS 14 recently released, it seems the jailbreak developers have been hard at work. The developers of the popular Checkra1n jailbreak tool have updated their software to v0.11.0, adding support for iOS 14.
You can use the checkra1n jailbreak tool below to jailbreak your iPhone
What is Checkra1n Jailbreak?
The checkra1n jailbreak was released for iOS 12 to iOS 13 and is based on the checkm8 bootrom exploit. It has proven to be the most stable and reliable jailbreak utility in recent times, although it is semi-untethered. The latest release brings support for iOS 14 but not on all devices.
According to the developers, more work is needed to get around Apple’s latest security addition before they could offer support for the latest iOS devices. It appears that Apple added “new mitigation to SEPOS on A10 and above,” which means should the device be put into DFU and then booted, and a user-data decryption request is received by secure enclave, the device will go into panic mode.
The Checkm8 exploit used in the jailbreak doesn’t have any control over Secure Enclave, so this is not going to be an easy job. However, the developers have used the blackbird vulnerability to get control of the Secure Enclave on the A10 and A10x devices, and, as such, they have been able to disable Apple’s latest mitigation.
The result of this is that the following devices are supported, and A10 and A10X devices are expected to be supported in the coming weeks:
- iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, SE
- iPad 5th Gen
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Mini 4
- iPad Pro 1st Gen
- Apple TV 4, 4K
The Checkra1n team is hoping to have support for the newer devices in the very near future and will be making a statement at some point about support for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X.
Wait, there’s more
The checkm8 exploit used in the Checkra1n jailbreak was found on virtually all of the chips made by Apple, and that meant the future of jailbreaking was looking bright once more. That exploit opened the way to a permanent jailbreak on millions of iOS devices, a jailbreak that Apple simply couldn’t patch. And that exploit, discovered last year, was the first bootrom exploit available publicly since 2010.
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