The first thing that every jailbreak enthusiast thinks about after Apple releases a new iPhone lineup is when will a jailbreak compatible with the new device become available for public.
iPhone 12’s launch is no different as users are waiting for some good news when it comes to hacking the new A14 Bionic chip and installing their favorite jailbreak store on it.
Looks like the good news is already here as hacker iBSparkes has teased the hacking of the new A14 Bionic chip, which is found on iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Interestingly the hacker has been able to pwn the new chip even before Apple has released the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max, which are scheduled to become available by November 13th.
iBSparkes has shared a screenshot with his tweet, which shows he has been able to achieve read and write privileges on the new chip’s kernel memory. This kind of access to the chip is necessary for running arbitrary code on devices that results in a jailbreak.
This is not the first time iBSparkes has hacked a newly released iPhone model. He was also able to hack last year’s iPhone 11 Pro quite early after its release as well.
While iBSparkes achievement is commendable we don’t know whether he has any interest in releasing his work. For his A14 Bionic chip hack to be useful for a public jailbreak, it is important for it to become publicly available so developers of checkra1n, unc0ver and other jailbreaks have access to his exploit.
Having said that it is still very exciting to see that A14 Bionic chip can be pwned, that too with iOS 14 installed.