The iOS 15 jailbreaking scene has not seen any notable motion because the launch of the OS final 12 months. Safety researchers did discover a few safety exploits within the OS, however they weren’t used to construct a jailbreak software. Apple lately additionally launched iOS 15.3.1 to patch a WebKit safety exploit that impacts all appropriate iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 fashions. Now, the identical exploit may pave the best way for a jailbreak resolution for iOS 15 – iOS 15.3.
As Apple states within the launch notes, the safety vulnerability in iOS 15 – iOS 15.3 may have been “actively exploited” for arbitrary code execution, with @ZecOps noting that it was used within the wild as a 0-day. In some situations, the weak gadgets might be hacked by clicking on a hyperlink.
A vulnerability that was exploited within the wild as a 0day is now patched on iOS 15.3.1. We advise to replace. Weak gadgets might be hacked by clicking on a hyperlink (1click) or in some situations as 0-click (e.g. waterholing, XSS, MITM, captive portal) https://t.co/4o8KEQY6hh pic.twitter.com/YnKMr5DkDM
— ZecOps (@ZecOps) February 10, 2022
A developer may probably use this exploit to construct a jailbreak software for iOS 15 – iOS 15.3. With Apple nonetheless signing iOS 15.3, it’s a good suggestion to downgrade your iPhone again to it if you wish to jailbreak it — the signing window ought to shut in a few days from now.
At this level, it’s all in concept that somebody may use the WebKit safety exploit patched in iOS 15.3.1 to launch a jailbreak software. No jailbreak software for iOS 15 has been launched to date. The one notable exercise since iOS 15’s launch final month has been the discharge of Unc0ver v8 late final 12 months with jailbreak assist for iPhone XS and iPhone working iOS 14.6 – iOS 14.8.