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Learning iOS Forensics - Second Edition by Pasquale Stirparo, Mattia Epifani

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iOS device jailbreaking

iOS jailbreaking is the process of removing limitations on the iOS devices through the use of software and hardware exploits. It enables root access to the iOS filesystem and allows additional applications not available in the official Apple App Store to be downloaded. Various jailbreaking tools have been developed; an always updated list can be found at http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/Jailbreak. Currently, the latest available tools are Evasi0n (http://evasi0n.com/) for iOS 7, Taig (http://www.taig.com/en/) for iOS 8, and Pangu (http://en.pangu.io/) for iOS 7, 8, and 9.

Jailbreaking is an invasive activity on the device system partition, so it cannot be considered as a forensic operation. However, it is useful to note that ...

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