Right after yesterday’s frustrating news that the iOS 7 untethered jailbreak could have been stolen, we’ve got a different terrible news for all of you. This time around it is from hackers behind the jail-breaking tools such as Snowbreeze. This indicates iOS 7.1 jailbreak exploits may have been fixed by Apple which might have been useful for an untethered jailbreak. Have a look at the details down here.
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iOS 7.1 Jailbreak Exploits May Have Been Fixed
As Apple launched iOS 7.1 beta 2 for developers last week, and an individual inquired the iH8sn0w whether it is safe to get this new upgrade or not. So iH8snow answered expressing that the Apple may have fixed (the key) exploit in new iOS 7 update.
@iH8sn0w What are your thoughts on IOS 7.1 beta 2 ? Worth upgrading ? Will it affect JB ?
[email protected] 7.1 does patch the mobilebackup2 exploit to write to /var via the MediaDomain symlink…
We are uncertain if it is an important setback for the jailbreakers. The reddit user named phonenixdev details:
Mobilebackup2 is the system used to generate your user backups, as well as place them back on the phone. But it’s designed for only particular folders in the user directory.
It has been used in years past via path walking (pretending ..’s to walk up the directory tree) to let us put files in other places in the /var partition. I’m guessing that they found they could do something similar by creating symlinks to other places on the /var partition.
Actually, I’m not guessing. I know you could do that because a failbreak I once made used that.
P.S. root partition = where the OS is installed; mounted at the base of the filesystem ( / ). /var partition = where the user data is; mounted at /var. When you update your phone, the root partition is overwritten while the var partition stays around. When you restore your phone, both partitions are wiped.
Stefan Esser, also known as i0n1c, thinks that the Apple has fixed few vulnerabilities which was being applied for the iOS 7 jailbreak.
So Apple has killed some vulnerabilities jailbreakers were using for iOS 7 in iOS 7.1 😛
— Stefan Esser (@i0n1c) December 16, 2013
Pod2g, an important team member of the Evad3rs has stated that they’re concentrating on the iOS 7 jailbreak but slowly and gradually. So we can assume the iOS 7 untethered jailbreak so early.
If Apple has in fact fixed the in-progress iOS 7 jailbreak vulnerabilities then it means that the evad3rs will be the very first to put out a jailbreak for the iOS 7 to iOS 7.0.4. We believed that the evad3rs may hold up delivering the jail-break until the iOS 7.1 is released.