In July, there was some confusion around a research tool that was released for iOS. The Userspace research tool, called “triple_fetch”, was released by Ian Beer of Google’s Project Zero. Though it was initially thought that the tool was purely for research, we now know that the toolkit uses two different exploits that could be used to develop and compile an iOS 10.3.2 jailbreak.
Ian Beer is well-known in the jailbreaking community and has tremendous credibility. He has released the tool in the hope that other hackers can achieve an iOS 10.3.2 jailbreak.
The triple_fetch toolkit, as mentioned, uses two key exploits related to how iOS runs installed apps. One of these exploits allows the user to write to Apple’s new iOS file system, APFS. The other allows the user to gain root access by bypassing the sandbox.
But, before you get your hopes up, you need to understand that an iOS 10.3.2 jailbreak using these exploits and the triple_fetch toolkit could still take weeks to compile. Beer has set the platform for other developers to come in and do their thing, but there’s no guarantee that these efforts will yield results in the form of a semi-untethered iOS 10.3.2 jailbreak.
There’s both a good and bad side to this bit of news. On the one hand, it’s great that there’s now some activity around a potential iOS 10.3.2 jailbreak; on the other, it could take a while before we see the results, if at all.
The iOS jaibreaking is going through a sort of transition phase at the moment. Some of the more well-known jailbreakers have moved over to Apple’s side, reporting flaws to the company rather than using them to develop jailbreaks. Meanwhile, a new wave of jailbreak experts is slowly emerging, and there are already active attempts on iOS 11 jailbreak possibilities.
It’s just a matter of time before we get a fully functional non-beta jailbreak for the public. So, if you’re currently on iOS 10.3.2, stay right there. Apple is still signing this version of iOS, so if you upgrade without saving your SHSH2 blobs now – and I mean right now – all is lost – at least as far as iOS 10.3.2 jailbreaks are concerned.
We might get an iOS 11 jailbreak when the version drops to the public, but that’s also a couple of months away.
Now we play the waiting game.