Despite being a closed ecosystem, iDevice users enjoy an advanced level of control over the OS through jailbreaking. But, not many opt for it because the Cupertino tech giant denies warranty claims for jailbroken gadgets.

Moreover, one has to choose the jailbreaking tool so carefully that an incompatible selection will make your iPhone/iPad a fiasco. Owing to the frequent vulnerability fixes released by Apple, we can’t use a single tool for every iOS iteration.
ios 13 jailbreak

Guess what! There’s one named checkm8 bootrom exploit. What brings it under the limelight is its incurability. Provided the issue lies in one of the things pertaining to the boot up, no software update can patch that. And, checkra1n makes use of this exploit in an effective manner.

checkra1n vulnerability

Interestingly enough, a week ago, an inside-person linked with checkra1n tweeted that the tool would go live for Linux soon. But, we couldn’t see it happening. Maybe that’s what triggered a user to tweet the following.

checkra1n linux thanksgiving

To recall, Nikias Bassen released libusbmuxd 2.0.1 three days ago. It’s a client library to multiplex connections from and to iOS devices by connecting to a socket provided by a usbmuxd daemon.

In case you remember, we reported about a possibly jailbroken Apple TV 4K. Do you think it’s feasible? Don’t worry! Steven Barker has a jailbreaking solution for Apple TVs. However, it needs official checkra1n release for the gadget.

Apple TV jailbreak breakout tool checkra1n

What is it?
This is a simple adapter to breakout from the internal debug port, UART, and a method of entering DFU.
What can I use it for?
Once checkra1n supports the Apple TV 4K, it will allow you to jailbreak your Apple TV with the checkm8 exploit.
Is it ready for production?
Yes, while it is in concept, and only renders exist of the final product, it is a direct implementation of my protoboard version, just smaller and using FFC to bring the signals out of the Apple TV.
Why a breakout board?
Space inside the Apple TV is at a premium. Clearance between the PCB and the heatsink and fan is almost non-existent. The breakout board was devised as a solution to this problem for a modchip. The breakout board also provided an opportunity to give a direct USB connection to give people access to the device much sooner.

Note:- Stay tuned to our iOS section for similar jailbreaking stories.

PiunikaWeb started as purely an investigative tech journalism website with main focus on ‘breaking’ or ‘exclusive’ news. In no time, our stories got picked up by the likes of Forbes, Foxnews, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, Macrumors, and many others. Want to know more about us? Head here.

Rahul Krishnan
282 Posts

Rahul Krishnan, a wordsmith from Kerala, India is always in lookout for his next article idea. He is a fanatic reader. And, the rumour is that his mom has recently hidden his debit card so that he won't buy books anymore. She doesn't know he has a spare one.

Next article View Article

[Update: Crashing when sending gifts] Pokemon Go crashing on iPhones and other iOS devices, but there's a fix

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story……. Original story (published on August 26, 2018) follows: Fresh reports are coming in that users of the popular Pokemon...
Aug 14, 2023 4 Min Read