Once the latest circuta_verosa kernel exploit was released for all the devices that were running on iOS 14.3 and below, several renowned hackers and jailbreakers started checking the viability of this exploit.
Initially, everyone was focusing on the Odyssey’s lead developer CoolStar to work on an iOS 14-compatible jailbreak with the new circuit_verosa exploit. However, lately Brandon Spark, a renowned name in the jailbreak community, is working on the same and is as hands on as CoolStar. He shared a tweet this evening where he mentioned that he would be releasing PlankFilza for the iOS 14 – iOS 14.3 devices tonight and will even be launching rootlessJB for all the devices on the iOS 14.0 – 14.3 in the next two weeks.
Currently, PlankFilza has already been released for iOS 14.0 – 14.3 so the only promise that is left is the release of the rootlessJB that is fully compatible with iOS 14.0 – 14.3. In case you don’t know what rootlessJB is, it is actually an old concept. This concept has been here for a few years now and is a developer-based jailbreak that prevents the entanglements with the device’s root filesystem.
Although rootlessJB doesn’t have a package manager such as Sileo or Cydia but it does include SSH capabilities that can be used to remotely access the handset’s filesystem using a secure network connection to make any modifications. This is generally how any user would tweak a device instead of installing the tweak from the package manager on a typical form of jailbreak.
Seeing that rootlessJB doesn’t provide access to the root filesystem, these kinds of jailbreaks are more restrictive than their complete counterparts. Moreover, not all tweaks or add-ons work on such jailbreaks and they cannot be used by everyone as well. However, they are good for tweak developers as they can be used to prepare tweaks for iOS and iPadOS 14 devices assuming they haven’t been used to create tweaks already using checkra1n.
We do not recommend these jailbreaks to the general public but rootlessJB is a good jailbreak to check out by tweak developers and iOS tinkerers. However, if you are an average user with no experience in this, then we would suggest you to wait for the full-fledged iOS 14.0 – 14.3 jailbreaks that comes with root access similar to what unc0ver and Odyssey offers on the iOS 13.
From what we have learnt so far, CoolStar will be working on the full-fledged iOS 14.0 – 14.3 compatible jailbreak that uses circuta_verosa exploit. Currently it is being referred to as Odyssey14 but it is likely to get a new name upon its release. Apart from these two developers, we don’t know if any other developer is currently working with this latest exploit or not.
So, what do you think of rootlessJB jailbreak? Are you excited about its release in the upcoming weeks? Do let us know your thoughts about this in the comment section below!