If you are a jailbreak loyalist, then I am sure you must have heard about the latest circuta_verosa kernel exploit for all devices that can run on iOS and iPadOS 14.3 and below. And honestly, this is an amazing news for the jailbreak community.
Most of the recent jailbreak developments have been for either iOS 12 or iOS 13-centric jailbreaks like Odyssey and Chimera, or even the checkra1n jailbreak that is supported only on A7 – A11 devices with iOS & iPadOS 14 and below. So, the announcement of this latest exploit has created a lot of positivity among the hobbyist jailbreakers.
But now that circuta_verosa exploit is out, what can we expect from the jailbreak community? Well, that is an interesting question that we would be taking up in this article. If you take a closer look at the Github page of this exploit, you can see that a hacker named ModernPwner has given full permission to CoolStar to use this exploit in any of the upcoming jailbreaks which is something that CoolStar expressed interest in, last week, on his official Discord channel and Twitter account.
A few minutes after the news about the release of the exploit, CoolStar used Twitter to talk about the exploit and mentioned that if everything was fine, then there might be an SSH-only Chimera 14 release soon and an Odyssey14 jailbreak release along with full support for libhooker tweak injection and Sileo package management. Of course, these are not the official names of these iOS and iPadOS 14 jailbreak tools but just the proxy names for the same. If you remember, CoolStar had used Chimera13 to refer to the Odyssey jailbreak before actually naming it Odyssey and the same is being followed now as well.
Seeing the initial response to this exploit, it is safe to say that CoolStar has great interest in using the new exploit for the new jailbreak. And it is even more amazing that the exploit’s discoverer have focused on CoolStar in the comments section and asked him directly to use the exploit for the jailbreak development.
One thing worth noticing is that unc0ver’s developer Pwn20wnd wasn’t mentioned here especially seeing that unc0ver is getting old as it supports iOS and iPadOS 13.5 and below only while the Odyssey has recently started supporting up to iOS and iPadOS 13.7. So, we are still waiting to know whether unc0ver is going to provide support for the latest iOS devices or not.
The circuta_verosa discoverer also mentioned that if any jailbreaker wants to use or modify the exploit under the GPL non-compatible licenses, then they would need the permission of ModernPwner. And seeing that they didn’t explicitly give permission to the unc0ver lead developer to use the exploit like they did for CoolStar, Pwn20wnd would need to take permission if he intends to use the exploit for a jailbreak development.
As we always say, if you are currently using a device with iOS or iPadOS 14.3 or earlier, then you need to avoid updating your software. If you do so, then you would be eligible for a jailbreak tool in the future.
What do you think? Are you waiting for an iOS & iPadOS 14 jailbreak for your device too? Let us know in the comments below!