The iPhone jailbreak scene has been pretty dull since last year, due to the lack of a jailbreak tool for any of the latest iOS 14-point releases. Several kernel exploits have been discovered in iOS 15 so far, but nothing tangible has yet been released to the public. To amplify this fire, a security researcher shared an iOS 15.1 kernel exploit found on the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
iOS 15.1 is the latest version of Apple’s operating system, so a kernel exploit for it that could potentially be jailbroken will delight many users who are still interested in jailbreaking their iPhones.
Much more stable now … pic.twitter.com/wxTGxZnQT9
– Brightiup (@realBrightiup) November 2, 2021
The screenshot confirms that the exploit allows writing to the kernel memory, which is essential for a jailbreak. As with previous exploits, however, it is now up to talented jailbreak developers to turn this exploit into an iOS 15 jailbreak. There is still a lot that is unknown about this exploit, so it’s best not to get too high hopes for a possible iOS 15 jailbreak. Apple also introduced several new security measures in iOS 15, including protecting signed system volumes, which will make jailbreaking the operating system more difficult than before.
The good thing is that there seem to be some kernel exploits in iOS 15, so it’s only a matter of time before developers find a way to jailbreak the operating system. Until then, it is recommended not to update your iPhone to the latest iOS 15 version as the chance that a jailbreak tool will be released for it first is pretty slim.
Still looking to jailbreak your iPhone with iOS 15? If yes why?