Researchers exploit checkm8 jailbreak tool to install android on iPhone

It is well known that mobile devices produced by Apple have better security mechanisms than their Android counterparts, although this does not mean that they are invulnerable to hacking techniques such as jailbreak. An example of this is an effort made by a group of developers who tried to run the Xiaomi MIUI 11 system on an iPhone by using the jailbreak tool known as checkm8. Everything indicates that this attack is functional, although the experts did not add further details.

The Xiaomi MIUI 11 system was officially launched on September 24, 2019, initially available for some recent Xiaomi models. Features of that new system included a new dynamic font system, screen enhancements, a natural sound system, and other advanced features.

Although very little is known about the possible lifespan of this operating system, the fact is that researchers managed to run it on an iPhone device. It should be noted that the practical use of this attack is practically nil, since maintenance is extremely difficult.

Unlike MIUI 11, MIUI 12 has a long list of endless errors. However, the cybersecurity community expects Xiaomi’s new system, MIUI 13, to be released with the necessary updates to address these issues. The next MIUI 13 has a big responsibility because it will have to almost completely overhaul the current system; speculations so far show that MIUI 13 will focus on the “distributed menu”.

In other words, this new system will include more content options, including features related to photos, videos, control of intelligent environments, battery optimization, connection with systems in cars and interconnection.

Finally, the system will support collaboration and operation between screens with computers, tablets and TVs, although it is unlikely that its implementation can be extended to a wide range of Xiaomi devices.

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