iOS 14 jailbreak with cicuta_virosa

Scarlett Miller
3 min readFeb 11, 2021

Checkra1n jailbreak has been the rescue force for iOS 14 jailbreak and as this is a PC method, we all were longing for an online jailbreak for iOS 14 and higher. So that moment is around the corner and I can’t wait to share the news with all my readers.

iOS 14 jaibreak exploit — cicuta_virosa

Checkra1n jailbreak, which is an unpatchable jailbreak that has its own limits. It is for A7-A11 devices only and also can be performed in a MacOs environment. (Now a Windows version is available).

For more information on checkra1n jailbreak and it’s latest updates.

So now the good news. The game turner (mostly and hopefully), cicuta_virosa has been introduced to the jailbreak community as a promising lead for iOS 14 jailbreak. The Newly released kernel level local privilege escalation (LPE) dubbed cicuta_virosa looks particularly promising for all iOS devices capable of running iOS or iPadOS 12.0–14.3.

The announcement was made via Twitter by @ModernPwner Twitter account.

iOS 14 jailbreak exploit

As it would seem, cicuta_virosa supports even Apple’s latest A14 devices, up to and including iOS & iPadOS 14.3.

The bad news is, Apple stopped signing iOS & iPadOS 14.3 last week, which prevents downgrades from the newer iOS & iPadOS 14.4 release for those who’ve already upgraded.

This tweet by modernpwner specifically mentions that this exploit could lead to a jailbreak tool sooner. The tweet was arrayed with coolstar’s mention. Coolstar, the lead developer of popular jailbreaks like Electra for iOS 11, Chimera for iOS 12, and Odyssey for iOS & iPadOS 13.

CoolStar later responded to the mention by @modernpwner periphrastically.

Coolstar — Jailbreak hacker

The literal meaning we can gather from these stories is, even if a jailbreak will materialize from the new LPE, but iOS & iPadOS present their own unique challenges (like PAC) that will require additional attention. CoolStar notes that if a new iOS & iPadOS jailbreak materializes, it would most likely be SSH-only from the start until it can be fully completed.

The new cicuta_virosa LPE is now published on @ModernPwner’s GitHub page and all the details and tips are included. This might need some little colorup and optimizing and hopes are high with the jailbreak developers out there that they would use this for a greater good.

News travels that another hacker by the name of @pattern_F_ from the Ant Security Lab had also been teasing iOS & iPadOS 14-centric exploits and jailbreaks. So the community and the peeps are excited for the first substantial iOS & iPadOS 14-centric kernel-level exploit. It is not quite sure that we will see another news of this @pattern_F_’ s exploit again. But I will definitely bring you anything and everything that comes and go around the jailbreak community and stay tuned!