Although there haven’t been any new jailbreak releases recently, and it’s unknown if or when another jailbreak will be released, much has still happened in the community as of late, making it our top priority to keep our interested readers apprised.
In today’s roundup, your friends at iDB will break down all the latest news and releases in the iPhone and iPad hacking and jailbreaking communities. Here, you will find everything we covered during the past week, spanning Monday, October 9th through Sunday, October 15th.
Important stuff from this week
Another MacDirtyCow & kfd-like exploit
A security researcher has brought into the light yet another kernel exploit that operates similarly to the now prolific MacDirtyCow and kfd kernel exploits for iOS & iPadOS 15.0-16.1.2 and 16.0-16.6 beta 1 respectively.
The bug was patched in iOS & iPadOS 17.0.3, so it will be interesting to see if we will soon receive hacks and add-ons without a jailbreak for Apple’s latest firmware.
You can learn more about the meaning of all of this in our full news post.
iPadOS 16.6 beta 1 jailbreak based on kfd demoed
Kok3shi jailbreak developer dora2ios, now a part of the palera1n team, showed off a working kfd exploit-based semi-untethered jailbreak for iPadOS 16.6 beta 1 on an iPad Pro 9.7-inch 1st generation from 2016.
While it’s an older device that can already be jailbroken by way of the palera1n jailbreak, it’s worth noting that the developer has made use of the kfd exploit to make this work.
You can learn more about the details in our full news post.
Dopamine v1.1.8 released
The Dopamine jailbreak for arm64e devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.4.1 was updated to version 1.1.8 on Saturday with bug fixes for end user experience improvements.
You can learn more about everything new in this update, as well as Lars Fröder’s plans for the future of the tool, in our full news post.
PureKFD v4.1 released
The PureKFD package manager app was updated to version 4.1 on Monday with some significant changes that will improve the user experience, inter-compatibility, and device support of the platform for end users.
Not only does the new version support converting more things from one exploit to the next, but also with compatibility between package manager apps. The update also added iOS 14 support in addition to other improvements.
Find out more about the latest PureKFD update in our full news post.
How to decrypt iPhone & iPad apps
All apps for iPhone and iPad come with encryption straight from the App Store. This encryption prevents sharing and also keeps software tinkerers from modifying apps.
If you want to modify the characteristics of an app, you will need to decrypt it. This is a very unique process with important caveats.
We show you how you can decrypt iPhone & iPad apps for legitimate reasons in our step-by-step tutorial.
RootHide v1.0.4 Uodate
The RootHide jailbreak detection bypass for the Dopamine jailbreak for arm64e devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.4.1 was updated to version 1.0.4 this week to include a long list of bug fixes and improvements for end users.
You can learn more about RootHide version 1.0.4 in our full news post.
Everything else from this week
NoIGTimeStoryLimit: Removes the time limit when viewing stories in the Instagram app (free via CydiaGeek’s repository — review post)
This brings us to the end of this week’s roundup, but we are going to be right back next weekend with a roundup just like this one, albeit with new content that reflects the week we’re about to enter.
Miss last week’s roundup? iOS 16 downgrades dead, Fugu15 Rootful Edition, Linus Henze archives GitHub repo, & more…
And for all the interested folks who made it this far, here are some handy tutorials to help you get started with your iPhone or iPad hacking or jailbreaking journey:
What was your favorite jailbreak tweak release or jailbreak news tidbit from this past week? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.