Tihmstar Says ‘Something Cool’ Coming for iPhones Running iOS 11 Featuring a Headphone Jack

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 13 Jan 2019

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Last week, Tihmstar revealed found a useful exploit in iOS 11 that could have possibly allowed for an iOS 11.2.6 – iOS 11.4.1 jailbreak for iOS devices featuring a headphone jack. After doing the hard work of getting tfp0, Tihmstar has decided against releasing the standalone exploit since it would interfere with projects that other developers are working on.

On the bright side, Tihmstar is promising to release something cool. It is unclear what this “something cool” the developer is talking about here but if you have an iPhone or iPad running iOS 11 and featuring a headphone jack, you will be able to use it. He also says that if your device is not jailbroken, you can keep it that way. Similarly, if you have already jailbroken your iPhone then that’s fine as well.

Sadly, if you have already updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 12, you are out of luck. With Apple not signing any iOS 11 firmware anymore, there’s no way to downgrade back to it from iOS 12. Worse, there’s no iOS 12 jailbreak in sight as well despite a few possible exploits being available.

Since there’s no word from tihmstar about when this “something cool” is going to be released, one can only wait with bated breath for its release.