A hacker group that goes by the moniker “The Odyssey Team” has announced an upcoming jailbreak tool called “Cheyote” that it says will work with devices running iOS 15 for the first time.
Coming soon. pic.twitter.com/CfeyfSiwUN
— Odyssey Team (@OdysseyTeam_) July 17, 2022
One of the developers involved in the tool shared the news on Reddit, saying the jailbreak itself is “making good progress” and should be rolled out to the jailbreaking community in the near future.
If the team’s claims are true, some of Apple’s latest devices like the iPhone 13 series and iPad mini 6 will be subject to being jailbroken for the first time, although there are still some limitations to do with OS versions.
Developers say the Cheyote tool will initially only work with iOS 15.0 to iOS 15.1.1, which was released in November last year. The group says it will continue to work to provide support for versions up to iOS 15.4.1. However, the expansion to later versions of iOS 15 is likely to take a while, as Apple has long worked to make the jailbreaking process much tougher in recent versions of its iPhone operating system.
While jailbreaking is not illegal in the United States, jailbreaking your iPhone can void the device’s warranty, as it is a violation of Apple’s End User License Agreement that every iOS user agrees to.