New information has come to light that gives us further insight into the progression of a 64-bit iOS 10.3.3 jailbreak.
iOS 10.3.3 Jailbreak
Developer PsychoTea recently shared information about the current process he’s going through to create the iOS 10.3.3 jailbreak.
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It turns out that translating the jailbreak to 64-bit devices is a little more complicated than originally anticipated, but significant progress has been made despite a number of stumbling blocks in the way.
Areas that have tripped developers up thus far are mainly AMFI patching and bypass, and a recent breakthrough means that PsychoTea had managed to get SSH working – leading us one step closer to an iOS 10.3.3 jailbreak.
While we’re definitely a step closer, there’s still a ways to go when it comes to an iOS 10.3.3 jailbreak for 64-bit devices. However, we do currently have kernel read and write ability, read/write on root, as well as the new ability to run unsigned code due to PsychoTea’s recent progress with the AMFI bypass and the enabling of SSH.
It will likely be a little while before we see a publicly released jailbreak, but the iOS solution – just as with the iOS jailbreak – is currently depending on an update for Cydia and Cydia substrate. Once there’s a new release of these crucial utilities, a full iOS 10.3.3 jailbreak for 64-bit phones and tablets will soon follow.
Rather conveniently, PsychoTea had been kind enough to provide a question and answer of sorts to dispel any misinformation and provide more insight into his development process. The technology and breakthroughs paving the way for an iOS 10.3.3 jailbreak for 64-bit devices have been a group effort, building from a combination of projects from the likes of xerub, nullpixel, stek, and especially S1guza – the developer responsible for the v0rtex exploit.
The Future Of The iOS Jailbreaking Community
It’s clear that this process is not entirely on the shoulders of PsychoTea, and the jailbreaking community largely continues to be a collaborative project. However, it appears that at this current time, PsychoTea continues to be the only developer working seriously on an iOS 10.3.3 jailbreak. With an impending iOS 11 jailbreak, many people are taking the (somewhat complex) steps to upgrade from 10.3.3 to the more modern system.
Jailbreaking for iOS devices had been in a precarious position as of late. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of progress, however, and we’ve seen rapid advancements in iOS jailbreaks for a number of operating systems. However, the fact remains that the jailbreaking scene isn’t quite what it used to be. As Apple has increased security and added much-needed features to the iPhone and iPad, the demand for jailbreaks has decreased and the difficulty of fully unlocking the devices has increased. Add to that the recent shuttering of app repositories such as ModMyi, and it truly seems like the iOS jailbreak is more difficult and less rewarding.
However, as long as there are enterprising developers with a desire to crack a restrictive operating system, there will continue to be advancements like the iOS 10.3.3 jailbreak for 64-bit devices.