iOS and iPadOS 14 have only been out for a week, but that hasn’t stopped jailbreak hopefuls for questioning when a universal jailbreak can start with support for the two. Although the checkra1n team recently announced iOS and iPadOS 14 support for A9 and A9X devices with expected support for A10 and A10X in the coming weeks, all newer devices will be left out in the cold in this regard.
Although no jailbreak team has directly stated that they will take on the burden of developing a universal iOS and iPad 14 jailbreak, some good news is that @ZecOps can prepare to unleash a local core level escalation (LPE) that supports iOS and iPadOS 14. The announcement was shared via Twitter just Wednesday afternoon:
Based on the information provided in Tweet, @ZecOps will release LPE after Apple patched it in iOS 14, which may be as soon as the next major update Apple has already sown to developers for beta testing – this is just speculation, of course.
Provided that the correct hacker gets hold of @ZecOps’ LPE after launch, it is possible that it can be extended to full utilization that can help in the development of a new iOS 14-centric jailbreak tool (or possibly an update to an existing jailbreak tool). Whether this will happen or not remains to be seen.
For those who have never heard of @ZecOps before, it should be noted that they have previously developed security issues. One of the more recent examples involved a tfp0 proof of concept that was teased almost a year ago. The historical history gives credibility to the claim.
From now on, we would not recommend that those happily jailbroken on iOS or iPadOS 13 upgrade to iOS or iPadOS 14, as there is still no guarantee that a jailbreak will materialize as a result of this LPE. Furthermore, Apple stopped signing iOS 13.7 earlier this week, so there would be no way to get back to iOS 13 if you upgrade and regret it later.
If you’re already on iOS 14, there’s at least something to lighten the mood if you want something to look forward to. Just remember not to hold your breath …
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