iOS 14 jailbreak published just a few hours after its release

Apple has just introduced iOS 14, in addition to iPadOS 14, also announcing the release of the beta so developers can test new features and prepare their apps for when the update is released to the general public, as mentioned by mobile hacking specialists.

Just a few hours later, the developer of the checkra1n team, Dany Lisiansky, posted on Twitter a screenshot of the jailbreak checkra1n in the first beta version of iOS 14: “As in the good old days, it’s good to be back. There is still work to be done so please be patient,” the developer’s tweet mentions.

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In the screenshot you can see the new interface of the iOS 14 app library, with one of the organizers labeled “Other” running as host of the checkra1n loader app and the Cydia package manager, mobile hacking course specialists mentioned.

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While it’s amazing that the checkra1n team got the jailbreak so fast, it should be noted that checkra1n was created with a hardware-based bootrom exploit called checkm8, which means that the jailbreak cannot be fixed via the release of software updates, unlike conventional jailbreak methods based on exploits tfp0 (unc0ver, for example).

The developers mentioned that jailbreak does require some adjustments to operate in the beta version of iOS 14, as the company implemented multiple obfuscation mechanisms on iOS and iPadOS systems to make it difficult to run the hack. However, after starting to collaborate with developer Sam Bingner, the jailbreak creators made the release.

According to mobile hacking specialists, this jailbreak depends on certain devices with A9-A11 hardware chips supported on devices as old as the iPhone 5s and as new as the iPhone X. Unfortunately, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6/6 Plus are not compatible with iOS 14, so only newer phones will be supported up to iPhone X.

It remains to be seen how long the jailbreak will be updated, although experts mention that this update could come when the iOS14 system is released to the general public. For further reports on vulnerabilities, exploits, malware variants and computer security risks, it is recommended to enter the website of the International Institute of Cyber Security (IICS), as well as the official platforms of technology companies.