Min Zheng has announced Flying JB (OverSky/aka Flying jailbreak) for iOS 9.3.4 as well as iOS 9.2.1 versions. However, these were not released to the public and consider as private jailbreak tools.
Min Zheng/Min(Spark) Zheng is famous as Android & iOS Senior Security Engineer at Alibaba. Also he was credited for the vulnerabilities in iOS versions prior to iOS 9 by Symantec on 16th September 2015.
Min Zheng’s all Jailbreak approaches as follows
Zheng continuously supports for jailbreak every iOS version. Apples released iOS 12.1.4, iOS 12.1.3 by patching many of vulnerability exist on iOS 12.1.2 and lower version. Therefore iOS 12.1.3 & higher jailbreak will be much harder than lowest iOS versions jailbreak. No any hint about iOS 12.1.3, iOS 12.1.4, iOS 12.2, iOS 12.3 or iOS 12.4 versions from Zheng.
Zheng and the Xiaolong Bai attend for iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak. They achieved root access on iOS 12.1.2 running iPhone XS max. Time to time they are publishing proof about iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak related things.
Here are some of the few tweets screenshot extracted from his official twitter ac.
Min Zheng announced via tweeted about iOS 12 jailbreak achieved on iPhone XS by Pangu team.
Zheng has previously tweeted about iOS 12 untethered jailbreak has been achieved on an iPhone X by Pandora Lab. Also Zheng & Xiaolong Bai iOS senior security engineers at Alibaba released a video on Weibo Chinese site.
Min Zheng attend for iOS 11.4 Jailbreak. He achieved Sandbox Escape bug on iOS 11.4. This vulnerability is a very important part of Jailbreak.
Min (Spark) Zheng & Xiaolong Bai speak about “ Fasten your seatbelts: We are escaping iOS 11 sandbox” 26th Def-Con Hacking Conference held on 9th-12th August 2018 at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.
Also, deliver a speech about “One bite and all your dreams will come true: Analyzing and Attacking Apple Kernel Drivers.”
However, he did not mention about for iOS 11.4.1 jailbreak.
Again Min Zheng comes with iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak. Spark (@SparkZheng) and Bxl (@bxl1989) published iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak demonstration video on youtube as well as the twitter page. However, there is no any hint about public release if this iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak. Sometimes they won’t release it to the public as earlier OverSky Jailbreaks.
Min Zheng continuously worked on iOS 11.3 Jailbreak. This time Zheng has confirmed that he has successfully jailbreak iOS 11.3 with his latest tweet.
He always shared the progress of work through Twitter and before this he tweeted as he wasn’t able to remount rootfs and get R/W privileges to install Cydia.
Even if it is real iOS 11.3 jailbreak, most likely private Jailbreak same as his previous Jailbreak tools.
Min Zheng again surprised jailbreak community by achieving root shell access on iOS 11.3. It is an essential part of iOS 11.3 Jailbreak. He informed this via his official twitter ac. Check below screenshot.
A couple of days ago he discovered new kernel vulnerability survive in iOS 11.3 versions. It exists in iOS 11.2.6 and Older versions too. Zheng tweeted it via his official Twitter page. Still, Zheng has not confirmed further details about the exploits. Apparently, this would be useful to develop an iOS 11.3 jailbreak tool.
Min Zheng announced iOS 9.3.4 Jailbreak method. He published a youtube video demonstration of iOS 9.3.4 OverSky (aka Flying) Cydia Installation process using an iPhone 6. It shows an app called ‘OverSky’ being launched that performs actions like “Exploiting kernel” → “Patching Kernel” → “Installing Cydia.” Watch the following Video.
Min Zheng has demonstrated jailbreak method for iOS 9.2.1 via youtube video. Flying JB is based on inpuTbag (after the popular Prison Break character Tbag), a 15-year-old kernel HeapOverFlow vulnerability.
The demo shows ‘Flying JB’ app is successfully jailbreaking iPhone 5c running iOS 9.2.1. Flying JB tool is a little bit different than other jailbreak tools. Cause, when running the JB tool, it installs the terminal app into the home screen. It means it is not 100% complete jailbreak. Therefore we have to run the terminal app manually if we need to complete the full jailbreak.
And other side, even if he has entered into the system root of the device by jailbreaking, it has no publish any note, it is possible to install Cydia automatically or at least by manually.
Min Zheng’s video has ended, when it enters the system root using Flying JB tool. So, it has little doubt about the success of it. As the new JB tool developer he must prove the possibility of installing Cydia using same video. Watch the following video carefully. However, he has mentioned Apple has fixed this vulnerability in iOS 9.3.2.
Download the needed files via https://github.com/zhengmin1989/iOS_ICE_AND_FIRE. There is readme file inside of the zip. Need to follow it for the jailbreak perfection.
If the flying JB tool needs to go to the future, it wants to expand. Working only with 32 bit devices is not enough, when discussing about the latest iOS versions. Flying JB tool needs to work with 64 bit devices too. All the latest iDevices are 64-bit devices. Already there are several jailbreak tools available for iOS 11 & higher versions.
What so ever, it needs the complete jailbreak using the tool. When checking his above video it can identify that after run the Flying JB tool, it installs terminal app only. Then the terminal app should run to complete the jailbreak manually. Without having codes and apps knowledge, it can not complete the jailbreak for Cydia.
Complete the jailbreak as well as installing Cydia with flying JB tool is little bit hard than other JB tools, when watching the video. There is no any news how to install Cydia after complete the jailbreak too. So, all of these issues should manage, if this tool works with latest iOS versions.
Lot of Jailbreak lovers aware of every new release related jailbreak just like this tool. Most of them say that this tool is fake. Few of them trust this. Actually it has some doubt to trust, when comparing all the information about Flying JB tool. These info got from the jailbreak users to prove it. So, following screenshots witnesses for that.
Users are well known about this jailbreak much.
Excited comment from excited user.
It has given excellent explain from Flying JB tool lover for another user, who claim this tool is fake.
Some negative thinking about this tool.
One of the users have given positive comments about the tool.
One user reveals one of the fake Flying JB twitter accounts. Actually it is not an official account. Min Zheng also informs it via his twitter account. see the following picture to know Min Zheng’s announcement.
When comparing Flying JB with TaiG jailbreak, PP Jailbreak and also Pangu jailbreak, it is not sure about JB tool release of this in the future. At least jailbreak possibility proven also is in zero marks, when comparing with the iH8sn0w jailbreak, i0n1c jailbreak.