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New exploit may lead to Jailbreak on A13 devices like the iPhone 11

The tfp0 bug that may lead to Jailbreak on A13 iOS devices. (Image via @ProteasWang on Twitter)
The tfp0 bug that may lead to Jailbreak on A13 iOS devices. (Image via @ProteasWang on Twitter)
A new exploit discovered in iOS 13.4.1 on A13 devices may lead to an eventual Jailbreak method for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max running the latest version of iOS. While the bug itself is not able to Jailbreak affected devices, it is an important first step.
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While Jailbreaking iOS isn’t nearly as popular as it used to be, there’s still a sizeable community built around circumventing Apple’s “walled garden.” While the checkm8 exploit has all but guaranteed a permanent Jailbreak method on Apple devices powered by the A11 SoC (like the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X) or lower, A12 and A13 devices on the latest versions of iOS have largely been left out of the jailbreak scene. Until now.

A new exploit found in iOS 13.4.1 may lead to a Jailbreaking method for A13 devices. The exploit, which is a tfp0 bug in the iOS 13.4.1 kernel, could allow iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max users to Jailbreak their phones in the near future. 

The exploit was found and posted on Twitter by @ProteasWang, a security researcher. The tfp0 bug cannot be used to Jailbreak devices by itself, but it is an important step in the Jailbreaking process. As such, we may soon see a viable method of Jailbreaking A13 devices on iOS 13.4.1. 

What are your thoughts on Jailbreaking? Do you still Jailbreak your iPhone? Let us know in the comments. 

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Sam Medley, 2020-04-21 (Update: 2020-04-21)