Rootless Jailbreakd – Jailbreakd Offering Some More Functionality To The Jailbreak

Rootless Jailbreakd is A small jailbreakd offering some more functionality to the jailbreak. Uses CPDisctributedMessageCenter. To compile you need theos (why? cus why not? and I like theos. If you’re smart enough you can still compile it manually very easily so yeah)

Also Read whatweb – Tool to Discover Security Vulnerabilities With Your Web Application

Setup Rootless Jailbreakd

  • Grab AppSupport headers and add them into your include path (
  • Include “AppSupport/CPDistributedMessagingCenter.h” on your main.m file
  • Link with
  • The general syntax follows as this:
    CPDistributedMessagingCenter *messageCenter = [CPDistributedMessagingCenter centerNamed:@"com.jakeashacks.rootme"];
    [messageCenter sendMessageAndReceiveReplyName:@"MESSAGE_NAME" userInfo:[NSDictionary dictionaryWithObject:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"%d", getpid()] forKey:@"pid"]];




    At the moment these commands are available

    1. “rootme”: does setuid(0) and setgid(0) for you
    2. “unsandbox”: gets rid of most of the sandbox (This will not be any useful right now since to call jailbreakd you have to be unsandboxed already)
    3. “platformize”: marks your binary as platform by setting TF_PLATFORM and CS_PLATFORM_BINARY
    4. “setcsflags”: Sets some flags such as CS_PLATFORM_BINARY, CS_GET_TASK_ALLOW, CS_DEBUGGED etc
    5. “entitle”: Set entitlement to true or false. Example:
    CPDistributedMessagingCenter *messageCenter = [CPDistributedMessagingCenter centerNamed:@"com.jakeashacks.rootme"];
    NSMutableDictionary *dict = [NSMutableDictionary dictionary];
    [dict setValue:@"" forKey:@"ent"]; //entitlement name
    [dict setValue:@"true" forKey:@"value"]; //true or false
    [dict setValue:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"%d", getpid()] forKey:@"pid"];
    [messageCenter sendMessageAndReceiveReplyName:@"entitle" userInfo:dict];

    Do binaries need suid permissions or root ownership?

    No. I didn’t bother with that because

  •  There isn’t a package manager so all binaries are controlled by you,
  •  there’s no root remount thus nothing can cause a big mess,
  • you need to be unsandboxed to make a call to jailbreakd (all binaries you run via SSH satisfy this requirement) and that’s enough for me. Is it coming? Probably yes