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Jailbreaking now available on iOS devices

Apple OS is by far the closest competitor to Google’s Android OS. One thing however that people love about Android is the fact that it packs many customisation features. If that’s not enough for you, jailbreaking to add more customisation features is possible . Android has a large community so you can share your problems.

A hacking group has identified a loophole and used it in Jailbreaking iOS phones then they took advantage of that. Now iOS is jailbreakable, and this means a lot of things.

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What they did

A new tool by hacking group Unc0ver can jailbreak iOS 13.5, the latest version of Apple’s iOS operating system, Wired reported. The group claims that the jailbreak is built on a zero-day vulnerability, doesn’t drain a device’s battery life. Neither does it affect the use of Apple services or undermine the iOS sandbox security. The group claims that the tool is capable of working on gadgets with iOS 11 and above.

Unc0ver’s lead developer told Wired the jailbreak adds exceptions to existing rules, and “enables reading new jailbreak files and parts of the filesystem that contain no user data.” The jailbreak tool is not open source, and the group didn’t say which vulnerability in iOS it exploited to build the tool.

Jailbreaking explained

Jailbreaking iOS means a lot of things, one of them being that a user has more control over a device’s OS. You can therefore customize your phone as you wish and you can install apps that Apple would otherwise restrict. You can also remove system apps that you do not deem necessary to you.

On the downside, jailbreaking is also used by would-be attackers to compromise your device’s security. If you manage to pull this off, it also means that your warranty is nullified. You are therefore responsible of the actions you take on your device. The company is no longer responsible for you.

In earlier versions of iOS, jailbreaking was possible until apple’s developers sealed that loophole. If you wish to learn more about iOS jailbreaking, you can visit the link below

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