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Developer(s) @tihmstar
Initial release 19 Sep 2017 (2017-09-19)
Stable release RC5 / 19 December 2017; 5 years ago
Operating system iOS
Available in English
Type Jailbreaking

EtasonJB (also spelt etasonJB and #EtasonJB) is an untethered jailbreak for all 32-bit devices (except Apple TV), running iOS 8.4.1. It was developed by tihmstar and exploits the same vulnerabilities as Home Depot. The first public version, RC2, was released on 19 September 2017 and is installed by sideloading an IPA with Cydia Impactor.


The development started after Phœnix was released, and on 6 September 2017 tihmstar announced that he had ported the Trident exploits to iOS 8.4.1.[1] Regular updates on the development were published, and the name and imminent release were announced eleven days later, on the 17 September 2017. The first public release coincided with the release of iOS 11, on the 19 September 2017.

The name is a pun on eta son, a phrase commonly used to mock uncivilized “jelbrekers” who beg for an ETA.

Version Change Log

Version Date Changes
  • Initial release
RC2 19 September 2017
  • First public release
  • Fixes patcyh stuff (thanks to @JonathanSeals)
RC3 5 October 2017
RC4 6 October 2017
  • Adds option to run uicache when jailbreak is enabled
RC5 19 December 2017
  • Fixes hanging at 'done JB' bug

External Links


  1. ^ @tihmstar on Twitter: “I ported the Trident exploits to 8.4.1, however as expected HomeDepots kernelpatches/patchfinder needs quite a few changes.”