A jailed version of MTerminal has been released, allowing people to manually execute commands on their iOS 11.1.2, or lower, devices.
async_wake is an exploit released by Ian Beer, the famous security researcher from Google's Project Zero. The exploit has allowed many different things like running a stripped-down version of Filza, the popular Jailbreak File Manager available on Cydia. Up until now, executing specific commands on iOS 11 wasn't possible for the average Joe, without SSH access, however, the famous developer AppleBetas has used the same technique found in FilzaJailed and released a jailed version of MTerminal, another popular jailbreak utility.
As you might have noticed, if you follow me on Twitter, we've already had some time to play around with it, before it went public and while it's a little limited, it works as advertised and is a very easy to use and straightforward tool.
I’m still hyped that the terminal actually works so flawlessly 🤔 pic.twitter.com/N2SiDoQx7O— Dennis the Minecraft YouTuber (@DennisBednarz) December 22, 2017
The tool is particularly useful for developers and advanced users as it can run commands like UICache or chmod easily right from the device, and it's actually thanks to it I managed to get Cydia to actually run on iOS 11.
A lot of users have reported that they've attempted to install Cydia on iOS 11 but couldn't even get the icon to show up on the home screen. While this tool won't make Cydia actually run, using UICache you can at least get the icon to show up and go from there.
Nonetheless, it's a very useful tool and a step in the right direction. An iOS 11 jailbreak is just around the corner, and we'd love to hear your opinions on this, so why not leave a comment below?