Sometime back this month, a security researcher named pattern_f_ from the Ant Security Lab shared a demo video of a successful jailbreak attempt on iPhone 11 that runs iOS 14.0 on a tweet. Later, we also found that this jailbreak could also work on iOS & iPadOS that run firmware versions 14.3 and below.
Although it wasn't said clearly whether this work would be made accessible to the general public, the news surrounding this potential jailbreak got overshadowed by the release of the kernel exploit named cicuta_virosa by ModernPwner for iOS and iPadOS 12.0 - 14.3.
Well, it seems that pattern_f_ has made a comeback on Twitter with his latest tweet that shows the teaser of a pre-jailbreak for devices that run iOS and iPadOS 14.0 - 14.3. From what we have gathered till now, this pre-jailbreak is only for security researchers and grants a user the ability to run arbitrary executable files, modify, and view the iOS filesystem, and start an SSH connection with the host machine.
Till now, this pre-jailbreak has only been tested on iPhone 11 running on iOS 14.0, iPhone 12 Pro running on iOS 14.3 although there are a few issues when using iPhone 12 Pro. There might be a resolution to these problems in the future but there is no guarantee of that.
Coolstar, who is the lead developer of several jailbreaks such as Chimera, Odyssey, Electra, etc., also commented on this announcement by pattern_f_ about how excited they are for this and that it won't take a long time to convert this into a complete jailbreak if it is released. He also commented that he is quite impressed with this pre-jailbreak's stable kernel r/w primatives and amfid bypass.
Currently, we have no idea whether pattern_f_ is going to release this work completely or not but if he does, it seems possible that Coolstar would be tinkering a little with it. So, if we are lucky, we might be able to witness a full-fledged iOS 14 jailbreak release in our future.
So, what do you think? Excited about the new possible iOS 14 jailbreak? Do let us know in the comments below!