iPhone users can’t seem to agree whether jailbreaking is dead or not. On one hand, the set of features not include in iOS makes jailbreaking somewhat unnecessary. Even the father of jailbreaking, Saurik, has said that jailbreaking in on its last legs. On the other hand, there are still plenty of people working on an iOS 10.3.2 jailbreak. Some may be doing it in the interest of bringing their findings to a private organization and cashing in on a big payday. Others are doing it in the hopes that a public jailbreak will be released soon. Ian Beer, a security researcher with Google, is a part of the latter group.
Beer released a Userspace research tool for iOS 10.3.2 in the hopes that he could help other hackers work toward achieving a public iOS 10.3.2 jailbreak. This Userspace tool is called “triple_fetch.”
If you recognize the name Ian Beer then you likely know him for his work with the iOS 10.1.1. jailbreak. He has some serious credibility in the jailbreaking community so this new tool should renew hope that an iOS 10.3.2 jailbreak is still possible.
Basically, the triple_fetch toolkit works within the area of iOS that is responsible for running apps. There are two different exploits at play. The first is an exploit that’s called a sandbox escape exploit. This allows users to bypass the sandbox and gain root access. The second exploit gives users the power to write to the iOS file system.
Obviously these two exploits are very successful if you wish to achieve an iOS 10.3.2 jailbreak but they aren’t the only two pieces required. There is still more work to be done which is why Ian Beer has released the triple_fetch tool. This is a huge step toward the potential release of a public iOS 10.3.2 but there is still a lot of work to do. If you’re holding out for a jailbreak, don’t get your hopes up too much. An iOS 10.3.2 jailbreak could still be a long way off, if we even get one at all.
Luckily, you can hedge your bets for a new public jailbreak and still upgrade to the latest version of iOS or even the iOS 11 beta. We did an article about how to save your SHSH2 blobs. Saving these blobs is an essential step in allowing you to downgrade back to iOS 10.3.2 in case a public jailbreak is made available. If you don’t save your SHSH2 blobs and then upgrade to a new version of iOS then you will be unable to move backward after Apple stops signing the firmware. Even if you’re not sure that you would make use of a public jailbreak, it still might not be a bad idea to save your blobs – just in case.
Like I said, the chances that an iOS 10.3.2 public jailbreak is coming right around the corner is slim. Of course, that’s not to say it won’t happen. With the right minds all working together and sharing information, like Ian Beer has, a public jailbreak is still a definite possibility.