Good news for jailbreakers today, as we learn of the return of a JailbreakMe style of jailbreak. For those that have not heard of JailbreakMe, it is an old style of jailbreak, dating back to 2007, that is no longer in use , or it wasn’t until now. Certification issues have caused problems for the iOS 9.2.3 to 9.3.3 Pangu jailbreak and Luca Todesco has stepped in to solve them. He has released a web-based tool that is designed to reactivate the jailbreak when the certificate expires instead of users having to go through the entire process again. The tool is built on a modified version of the respring code in the Pangu tool and includes HTML 5 web app caching as well as a patch called “host_get_special_port”. Unfortunately, because it uses an exploit that was patched in iOS 9.3.5, it will only work up to iOS 9.3.4. Here’s how to use it.
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You need the following.
- Decent internet connection
- 64-bit iOS device that has previously used the Pangu 9.2 to 9.3.3 utility
How to Use JailbreakMe :
- Make sure your iOS device is no longer jailbroken , when the previous jailbreak certificate expires, reboot the device, and do NOT reactivate the jailbreak
- Go to Safari and open http://jbme.qwertyoruiop.com [ note that this only work with the standalone Safari app ]
- Wait for the page to load – you will see the message “doing it” on the screen
- When you see the popup on the screen, follow the instructions on there to dismiss it
- Now press the Lock or Screen Off button on your iOS device
- Your device will now respring but it will be unresponsive , you will not see any animation or Apple logo while this is happening so do be patient
- When the device has successfully resprung, the jailbreak should be working again , check by trying any of your tweaks to see if they are working
- Open Safari again and go back to the page you opened originally
- Now tap on Share and then on Add to Home Screen
- Name the app and tap on Add
- You will now see the page on your home screen and can access it easier for future use without the need for an internet connection [ this is because of the web caching ]
Because this tool has now been publicly released, the vulnerability will now be known and may be used as a way for malicious users to attack devices without the user’s knowledge. Because of that, a patch has also been released to protect against the vulnerability. If you already have the iOS 9.3.3 Pangu jailbreak on your device, install this path immediately to avoid being attacked while your device is jailbroken.
How to Install the Patch :
- Open Cydia
- Tap on Sources
- Tap on Edit
- Tap on Add
- Type the following URL: https:// jbme.qwertyoruiop.com
- Tap on Add Source
- When the source has been added, search for jbmepatch and tap on it
- When the package page loads, tap on Install
- On the next page tap on Confirm
- When the installation has finished tap Restart Springboard [ your device will respring and the patch will be activated ]
- Now try using to use the utility from Todesco again and you should find it does not work.
Remember, this patch only works on a jailbroken device so, if you have to reboot your device, you will need to use JailbreakMe to reactivate your jailbreak and then install the patch – this will only work on a 64-bit device
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