Jun 26, 2017 08:53 AM EDT
During the MOSEC 2017 event, the security wing of Chinese Internet media giant Tencent, KeenLab's Liang Chen, demonstrated a working jailbreak for the second beta of iOS 11, which rolled out to developers less than two days ago. But, the jailbreak being demoed will not result in a public release.
Jailbreak makers are having a tough time exploiting a highly secure operating system, such as the iOS 11. The fact that Liang Chen demonstrated a jailbreak for the iOS 11 beta 2 could only mean that the jailbreak tool was written for a flaw that carried over from the first beta version of iOS 11. As the Pangu hacking group failed to unleash its iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak tool even after demoing the tool at a mobile security conference in April 2017, the recently demoed jailbreak tool does not equate for a public release, 1Red Drop reported.
This could indicate that this flaw could go un-patched as the Cupertino based tech giant goes through several iOS 11 beta iterations. Wherein, iPhone 8's implications are very profound.
Nevertheless, there were reports claiming that the Pangu hacking team may no longer be releasing a jailbreak tool. Reports are claiming that Apple is possibly one of Pangu Lab's clients. It has been said that the Cupertino based tech titan paid Pangu $1.25 million to be out in the business of creating a jailbreak tool.
On the contrary, some reports made it known that Pangu has transformed into a proper company, making the jailbreak tool no longer part of their interest. In spite of that, the jailbreak community is hoping for some closure in the next couple of months, International Business Times reported.
In the meantime, Apple device users can utilize the zJailbreak tool. This particular tool can access app stores like DreamStore, Cydia, YIV, Tweakbox and Googios. Apple device users can install the zJailbreak tool like a usual app.
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