In the days of the first iPhone, there wasn’t much in terms of functionality. Some may argue this is still the case today.
If you’re one of those people, you may be pleased to hear that Pwn20wnd just reintroduced jailbreaking to modern-day iPhones.
Jailbreak 12.4 thks to pwn20 pic.twitter.com/6zOaWwLZjZ
— Tiago Ferreira (@Tiagonwk) August 19, 2019
The latest version of iOS -12.4- reintroduces a bug that was fixed in iOS 12.3, which has permitted the installation of the Pwn20wnd jailbreak.
The jailbreak is completely free and available to the general public- but it comes with its risks. Equally, the vulnerability could be exploited to produce less favourable outcomes for the user. For example, malicious apps can gain full access to the users iPhone and steal their personal information.
As Apple has vastly improved the iPhone’s abilities since the days when jailbreaking was popular, the community may not show the same enthusiasm this time around; especially with the associated security risks. For those who want the ultimate freedom on Apple’s OS, though, having options is always very welcome.