Apple iOS 12.4.1 Fixes Bug That Enabled iPhone Jailbreak, And You Must Update

iPhone has been at the top since the time it was released in the market with its first-ever phone. It was a turning point for mobile phone users as they got into an entirely different universe because of the amazing features that started to beat those of the other brands.

One of the latest operating systems of the iPhone is iOS 12.4.1. It was released on the 17th of September in the year 2018. The market target for this operating system is phones as well as tablets (iPads).

But, there was a Snag

But, this operating system came with a flaw that caused a number of problems in the iPhones and also in the iPads. Some of the problems started occurring very lately whereas there are certain problems that came along with the update of the iOS 12.

The reason behind this is a bug that has been making the download of iOS 12.4.1 update. The download used to get stuck on some iPhone and iPads.

Problems related to Wifi connections, Bluetooth connectivity, GPS problems, issues related to 3D touch, and many more problems were being reported by a large number of users.

These reports were made after the iPhone 12.4.1 update. If you go to the root of all these problems, you will see that the main cause is nothing but a bug that used to put the security of the iPhones and iPads at a major risk.

The fastening of the Bug

However, this operating system has been recently updated and the required bug fixation is done already. This is something that has finally allowed iPhone jailbreak. The update of 12.4.1 came out on the 26th of August this year (Monday).

It is at present obtainable for iPhone 5s and the next generations, iPad Air and the following generations along with the iPod Touch 6th generation. This update is actually a significant one as this is the one to bring the bug fixation along with it.

It has patched up the flaws and it is here for the users for letting them use it without any worry. This bug found a way to get into this version of iOS from the iOS 12.4 version. The bug that we are talking about was a very dangerous one as it made cyber attackers get into the devices.

What did the Bug actually Do?

It allowed hackers for running codes on iPhones and iPads. This is the reason the devices with the iOS 12.4.1 used to cause so many problems.

Apple Inc. already made the patch for this issue already in the iOS 12.4 version but the occurrence of mistakes is not something very uncommon.

As a result, the team of Apple let the bug have an entry in the 12.4. This was purely unintentional and a major accident. But, the fix was made by the team of Apple in the month of May 2019.

When Apple was asked about this particular problem, the company accepted its mistakes and commented that this bug is something very menacing that is capable of executing abstract or random codes with the particular benefits of the system.

The Modification – iPhone Jailbreak

iPhone jailbreak is something that has allowed the iPhone or iPad users to customize or modify their iOS platform.

This is very much advantageous for the device, the company, and especially for users as it provides an extra amount of security to the devices from wicked hackers and other cybercriminals.

Because of the bug that was unpatched before, all the iPhones that use iOS 12.4 have the opportunity of getting jailbroken.

Apple had to go through a huge expenditure for the fixation of the bug. It paid around a million dollars to each and every security researcher the company hired for iOS 12.4.1 to get rid of the bug by discovering flaws and vulnerabilities as part of its bug bounty program.

Ivan Krstic, the head of security engineering and architecture at Apple, made this announcement at the time of yearly conference on Black Hat security in Las Vegas.

An Important fact about the iPhone Jailbreak

You might be unaware of the fact about this jailbreak and that is you will get the complete allowance to download and do the installation of third-party software applications that are not even within your easy reach through the application store that comes with iPhones and iPads.

But, remember that the installation of third-party software applications with the help of external sources on your iOS devices gives your device a gateway to the room full of risk of spyware.

Spyware is a software that gives the capability to any user to get sheltered data and information about the activities of a device, a computer or a phone, by the transmission of data in a secret manner from their hard drive.

Apple Inc. has accepted the participation of Project Zero among the set free notifications for iOS 12.4.1 and moves to “acknowledge @Pwn20wnd for their assistance”.

This fix is the only piece of implement that is described in the security content information of Apple Inc. though this does not signify that there is no presence of any other kind of bugs being crushed under feet here also.

Apple has promised to look after the fact that no such bugs are seen in the near future. Thus, there will be no odd consequence in the iOS devices from this latest update of the iOS 12.4.1 operating system.

How to Proceed?

It is very much uncomplicated to get this down on your iOS device. What you need to do is go to the settings option, open it followed by tapping on the General settings option. Then you need to hut on the Software Update option.

This process will be taking a little time to get accomplished. For every qualified device, this process of updating your iOS device will take a long period of time to be all set up to download it.

This update is not as big as it sounds, rather it is a smaller update comparatively and so the time it takes is not too long.

On the 19th of August this year, a security researcher Pwn20wnd made a publication of a jailbreak for iOS 12.4 that was released by Apple. Pwn20wnd published it to Github.

This statement is based on Motherboard. Ned Williamson, a Google Project Zero researcher made a confirmation to Motherboard that the iPhone jailbreak actually functioned successfully in his own iPhone XR.

He also gave a good suggestion about the jailbreak and that is this vulnerability can be put to use for building up spyware that runs off with user data.

It is, therefore, a must for users to update the software of their iPhones, iPads, and the 6th and the 7th iPod Touch.

Winding Up

So, that was all for today. The iPhone jailbreak is something that did not lead people to any big trouble. So, if your iOS device is not yet updated, you should definitely go for it and you will be able to gain better, deeper and more secure control over your device.

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