iPhone XS Max Jailbreak running iOS 12.1 has been achieved. Liang Chen of KeenLab has successfully jailbreak Apple’s latest iPhone XS Max smartphone running latest iOS 12.1 software version. The hacker/developer has posted a photo on Twitter confirming the possibility of a jailbreak.
Liang Chen has posted a photo on his Twitter handle of the first known jailbreak for iOS 12.1 on Apple iPhone XS Max. He also revealed that he will demo his accomplishment at POC 2018.
Before you get your hopes too high, KeemLab os known for not releasing its jailbreak tools for public consumption. So, you should not expect a public iOS 12.1 jailbreak anytime soon, not at least from the KeepLab. They will probably sell the jailbreak to a private company for millions of dollars or perhaps to the highest bidder.
Here is what Liang tweeted after successfully achieving the iOS 12.1 jailbreak.
iOS 12.1 + A12 == the end of iOS war? I will be presenting at POC 2018 this Friday with latest iPhone XS Max pwn. @vangelis_at_POC @keen_lab https://t.co/lCtc1z3p4h pic.twitter.com/XWLDs24zIf
— Liang Chen (@chenliang0817) November 6, 2018
Before this, qwertyoruiopz has also demoed iPhone XS Max Jailbreak.
While the jailbreak community will be disappointed that the developer won’t be releasing his jailbreak to the public, it does make it clear that iOS 12.1 is jailbreak-able. Now it is just a matter of time until some other hacking team or developer find an exploit in iOS 12.1 and release a public jailbreak for it.
Usually, when hackers come across a jailbreak exploit at an early stage of the iOS release cycle, they either sell it to private organizations or continue to sit on it until Apple is ready to push a new iOS release.
@chenliang0817 from @keen_lab showed demo of jailbreak in iOS 12.1 + A12 + iPhone XS. #POC2018 pic.twitter.com/SOEyszKUyA
— vangelis (@vangelis_at_POC) November 9, 2018
Are you looking forward to jailbreaking your new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR? or the jailbreak is dead for you due to lack of public releases lately?