Reddit user “newhacker1746” has published a details and a YouTube video of a jailbroken iPhone 7 smartphone running the Linux Ubuntu operating system version 20.04. If you are interested in setting up an old iPhone 7 with the Linux operating system, you can find a comprehensive list of setup instructions over on Reddit via the link below. Check out the video below to learn more about the process of loading Linux on to the iPhone 7 which requires the jailbreak tool checkra1n, which is based on the unpatchable hardware exploit “checkm8”.
“To be honest, I felt a lot of pride in using Linux for one of its classic purposes: repurposing otherwise-unusable devices. This iPhone would never be able to boot iOS again, as its nvme nand is completely dead. Yet, it boots Linux and mounts a filesystem over USB ethernet no problem!”
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