October 23, 2021

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The first generation homepod can now be jailbroken with Chekra 1N

The first generation homepod can now be jailbroken with Chekra 1N

Jailbreaking iPhones and iPads is common to some users, but unlocking the homepod’s operating system – based on TVs – is something we have not seen to this day. The latest Chekra 1N update does just that and allows users to jailbreak the first generation homepod for the first time.

If you are not accustomed to jailbreaking, this usually involves removing iOS software restrictions on Apple devices to install apps outside the App Store and modify the entire system. Chekra 1 n, one of the most popular tools for jailbreaking on iOS devices, updated today with partial support for HomePod.

Having a jailbroken iOS device means you can modify many aspects of the operating system, including the entire interface and its features. However, it is unclear what users can do with jailbreak on the homepod.

The user who identified the jailbreak on the first generation homepod as L1ngL1ng shared a screenshot on Twitter showing him accessing the source of the homepod’s operating system via an SSH connection. Exploit Bypass has been added to the Chekra 1N 0.12.1 beta, which is now available to users.

While we wait for the developers to figure out what to do with the jailbroken homepod, we can easily imagine some possibilities, such as opening the homepod’s Bluetooth connection and replacing Siri with another virtual assistant.

You can find more details about HomePod jailbreak here Chekra 1N Website.

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