Jake James RootlessJB 3.0 is one of those jailbreaks that won't stand still. Having been released in the public domain as a developer-facing iOS 12 jailbreak, it is now updated with support for tweak injection that allows the iOS platform to be customized.
Jake James managed the entire jailbreak community a few days ago when he released a developer-centric SSH enabled jailbreak for the A9, A10 and A11 devices running iOS 12.0 to iOS 12.1.2.
We say developer-centric as it really was only aimed at them in the development community and who had the necessary skills to get this up and running and to work on it. It does not come with any easy-to-use package handling, such as Cydia, and can therefore cause a whole lot of trouble for the average user.
The original version of RootlessJB 3.0 did not support tweaks and tweak injection which will allow the iOS platform to be customized, but it appears that the jailbreak now has it with RootlessJB version 3.1.
In a tweet, James highlighted some of the features, including some helpful advice also for those who need it:
– can customize usandboxed apps
– preference cellars are corrupted
– probably not very stable atm (but no, that's good)
– not overload – with tweaks
– noobs don't use this yet
– training eta
A secondary tweet also confirmed that version 3.1 of the RootlessJB is still only offered for the A9, A10 and A11 devices "at the moment." The jailbreak still has its limitations because it cannot be used to fine-tune any sandboxed apps, just unsandboxed, examples of which include Clock, Home, Messages, Notes and Native Settings app.
It also does not come with Cydia or Cydia Substrate, which means any tweaks will still need to be installed directly on the device over SSH. PreferneceLoader is also broken with this version, which causes its own tweak configuration problems.
In short, it's great to see that RootlessJB evolves and becomes aware of it. But there are still very many early days as far as this jailbreak is concerned, and for the most part it can actually cause more problems than it solves for many device owners, so it's probably best to give this a turn for the time being
to the GitHub page to download RootlessJB 3.1 IPA.
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