Apple releases iOS 12.4.1, patching exploit that allowed iPhone jailbreaking
Apple has released iOS 12.4.1, a security update which fixes an exploit that had been originally been fixed within iOS 12.3, but then mistakenly had unpatched within Apple’s more recent iOS 12 updates, allowing a hacker to release the first public jailbreak for iPhone in several years.
As reported by The Apple Post, security researcher Pwn20wnd was able to share the first jailbreak compatible with all recent iPhone models running iOS 12.4 and many other versions below iOS 12.3, quickly sparking excitement with the jailbreaking community who have shared images on social media of iPhone models running the new update.
How to download iOS 12.4.1:
Don’t panic if you can’t see iOS 12.4.1 showing on your compatible iPhone. Updates don’t always appear instantly in the Settings app. If you’re near your computer, you can simply connect your device to iTunes and download via the iTunes desktop app however, if you’re going wire-free, simply follow the instructions below…
- Open Settings and click General
- Tap “Software Update” and wait for iOS 12.4.1 to show
- Once iOS 12.4.1 is shown as an available update, tap “Download and Install” and follow the on-screen instructions