iOS 14 Jailbreak Possibilities

July 20, 2020

Apple will release iOS 14 to the public this September. There will be plenty of new features with iOS 14. Mainly in the software update section and in the health app. Already with the Apple pre-show iOS 14 will include most of the features, tweaks grabbed from the jailbreak community. As we know we have some great news from our clever developers, researchers from the jailbreak community. It was just passed a few days from Apple unveiled about iOS and iPadOS 14 beta. Apple released iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to the developers to prepare and testing purposes.

Let’s have a close lookup with popular jailbreak teams and their progress on jailbreak iOS 14.

iOS 14 Checkra1n jailbreak

With the release of iOS 14 first beta, a lead developer from the Checkra1n dev team teased a screenshot of iOS 14 jailbreak by Checkra1n jailbreak tool. It shows the Checkra1n jailbreak tool and the Cydia installed on the home screen. Also, he said to be patient for the newest update on Checkra1n jailbreak for iOS 14. There are so many developers behind the scene of hard-working on this progress including famous hackers @s1guza, @sbingner, and @littlelailo.

The developer Sam Bingner from the Checkra1n team also teased a screenshot of Cydia package manager was successfully run on iOS 14 running iPhone X device..

It was so quickly from the Checkra1n dev team with these approaches on iOS 14 beta jailbreak. So it was again confirmed that Checkra1n jailbreak does not go away and it is still alive. And it assures that Checkra1n cannot be patched any other tool or exploit or any software update as Checkra1n released with hardware-based bootrom exploit jailbreak method using Checkm8.

With these approaches, we can assume that Checkra1n will be released with an update for iOS 14 beta jailbreak or they will be released a major update for jailbreak iOS 14 with Checkra1n after this fall when iOS 14 is officially released.

Odyssey jailbreak for iOS 14

Odyssey is the newest upcoming open source jailbreak tool for iOS 13 - iOS 13.5 running A9 - A13 iPhones and iPads. Previously called as Chimera13. The lead developer of the Odyssey jailbreak tool announced that they are planning to release it within the next few days. We can see they are already set up an Odyssey jailbreak official website and an official twitter account too.

So Odyssey,

  • Will support on all A8-A13 devices on iOS 13.0, iOS 13.5 and iOS 13.5.5 beta 1
  • Will preinstalled Sileo package manager and if you prefer you will have an option to download Cydia, Zebra, or Installer package manager.
  • Will have multiple themes

Also, they said that there will be a migration option for easy use of other jailbreak tools too.

There is a leaked video from Odyssey jailbreak exploit developer Tihmstar with showing that running Odyssey jailbreak on an iPhone and he said that changes are ongoing for adjusting speed.

You can install Odyssey jailbreak whenever it releases its public version. But there is no hint of an iOS 14 support from Odyssey jailbreak tool. Coolstar will surely work behind the scene of jailbreaking iOS 14 too. Sometimes will be launched another jailbreak tool with another new name.

Unc0ver for jailbreak iOS 14

The Unc0ver jailbreak team has released their latest Unc0ver jailbreak tool update with version 5.2.1.Unc0ver supports iOS 11.0 - iOS 13.5.5 beta 1. But still, Unc0ver does not add support for iOS 12.3 - iOS 12.3.2 and iOS 12.4.2 - iOS 12.4.7 running on A7 - A8 devices and also Unc0ver does not support for iOS 13.5.1

The latest Unc0ver jailbreak with support update for iOS 13.5 brings changelog as below.

  • Fix bugs in the device compatibility manager
  • Fix a logic bug to improve performance
  • Fix patchfinder initialization for A7-A8 devices
  • Allow jailbreaking with corrupted /tmp directory

However the Unc0ver team also still working on iOS 14 support for users as Checkra1n team. We will see a new update for Unc0ver jailbreak for iOS 14 support with Unc0ver version 6.0 in the near future.

Most probably there won’t be an update jailbreak tool for the latest iOS 14 as it is still in beta stages. Jailbreak community members are learning, testing from these beta forms to bring a worthful update into life. The developers from each jailbreak team focused on their next major update for this upcoming public release of iOS 14.