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Got a pre-A12 iPhone? Love jailbreaks? Happy Friday! 'Unpatchable tethered Boot ROM exploit' released

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Coder claims iThings older than two years can be unlocked from Apple's clutches

A programmer claims to have found a way to execute arbitrary code on recent-ish iPhones and iPads, paving the way for full-blown tethered jailbreaks.

And, we're told, it is impossible for Apple to block these shenanigans as it involves a vulnerability baked into the devices' immutable Boot ROM.

Specifically, the coder, who goes by the handle axi0mX, on Friday said they had built checkm8: "A permanent unpatchable bootrom exploit for hundreds of millions of iOS devices ...

The exploit is a first stepping stone to properly jailbreaking the aforementioned vulnerable iThings via a USB connection.

What's said to be working exploit code targeting the Boot ROM flaw is now available on GitHub, for research purposes, cough, cough, and a completed suite of software to install whatever suitable operating system and apps you want – Cydia, etc – is expected to follow from the jailbreaking community.

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