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DirtyCow Jailbreak [ MacDirtyC0w exploit]

    DirtyC0w Jailbreak

    Dirty Cow jailbreak is a new method to install Jailbreak tweaks without Cydia. There are plenty of new features from the Dirty cow exploit.

    Basically, a privilege escalation issue in the Linux Kernel has been known as Dirty C0w (CVE-2016-5195) for a long time. Now the macOS equivalent of the Dirty Cow Bug,utilizing the testcase extracted from Apple’s XNU source gains root access on macOS 13.0.1 using CVE-2022-46689 by Ian Beer of Google Project Zero. However, Ian Beer hasn’t released a writeup for the exploit and his writeup may reveal a more capable exploit. 

    So, this modified MacDirtycow exploit can be used to change the Lock Screen’s icon animation, Customizes system fonts, Silences the shutter sound, get file Manager, Hide Home Bar, Hide the Dock etc.

    You can install these jailbreak tweaks using an online method or IPA sideloading method (MAC / Windows support).

    DirtyCow Compatibility

    Versions : iOS 16.1.2, iOS 16.1.1, iOS 16.1, iOS 16.0.3, iOS 16.0.2, iOS 16.0.1, iOS 16, iOS 15.7.3, iOS 15.7.2, iOS 15.7.1, iOS 15.7, iOS 15.6.1, iOS 15.6, iOS 15.5, iOS 15.4.1, iOS 15.4, iOS 15.3.1, iOS 15.3, iOS 15.2.1, iOS 15.2, iOS 15.1.1, iOS 15.1, iOS 15.0.2, iOS 15.0.1, iOS 15

    iPadOS 16.1.2 – iPadOS 15 also supported

    Note – With the iOS 15.7.2 and iOS 16.2 releases, this vulnerability has been fixed. So you can not use these features on iOS 16.2 Jailbreak or iOS 16.3 Jailbreak

    Device Models : latest iPhone 14 series, iPhone 13 series, iPhone 12 series, iPhone 11 series, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPadOS 16 running iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air (3rd & later), iPad (5th & later), iPad mini (5th & later), iPad (2018, 6th generation), iPad (2019, 7th generation), iPad Pro 10.5″ (2017), iPad Pro 12.9″ 2nd Gen (2017), iPad (2017) 5th Generation, iPad Pro (12.9 in.) 1st generation, iPad Pro (9.7 in.),  iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2

    Online Method

    Now you can install dirty Cow supported tweaks online from the Pangu8 app store for free. This is the easiest No PC method. But remember these online plist might be blocked by Apple. At that time it may not work and be patient until the issue is fixed or try a computer method. 

    First install the Pangu8 App store and install all the tweaks easily. Once you download the app store, go to the dirtyC0w category. Install following Jailbreak tweaks.

    Dirty Cow exploit Tweaks

    1. WDBFontOverwrite

    The first iOS device tool utilizing the most recent Dirty Cow kernel exploit is WDBFontOverwrite. The creator of WDBFontOverwrite, Zhuowei, employed a smart technique to compress the fonts and overwrite 16383 out of every 16384 bytes. WDBFontOverwrite modifies the iOS system fonts without a jailbreak. It functions with iOS 16.1.2 and older versions. Every text displayed in the system will be affected when you apply a new font, and it will become effective after respringing.

    Fonts in its library are automatically overwritten in 9 fonts such as Nine including DejaVu Sans Condensed, DejaVu Serif, DejaVu Sans Mono, Go Regular, Go Mono, Fira Sans, Segoe UI, Comic Sans MS, Choco Cooky.

    2. Santander

    Using Santander, a new iOS file manager, you can browse the iOS file system, create files and folders, change file permissions, search for files, and more.

    Recently, Mineek, a Palera1n Jailbreak developer, forked Santander, which makes use of the Dirty Cow exploit to access the file system without a jailbreak. With the new version, Santander MacDirtyCow, users can utilize the File Manager on iOS versions 16.2.1 and earlier.

    3. TrollLock

    TrollLock Reborn add-on by iOS developers @haxi0sm and @dedbeddedbed is based on the MacDirtyCow exploit. This easy-to-use add-on replaces the Face ID padlock glyph on the Lock Screen of notched iOS devices with an animated troll face that starts to smile as soon as the Face ID system detects your face.

    4. NoCameraSound

    NoCameraSound allows users to turn off the shutter sound in the iPhone’s native Camera app without having to jailbreak. straight-tamago develop allowing to take advantage of the MacDirtyCow bug.

    5. CCEnabler

    More control center modules for iOS 15 to iOS 16.1.2 can be added to the iOS control center with the help of the IPA CCModules. The modules provide rapid actions for 3D Touch.

    6. Cowabunga

    Developer leminlimez created a Jailed toolbox app for iOS 14 through iOS 16.1.2 that makes use of the dirty cow exploit. It offers features like Hide dock, Hide home bar, Hide folder backgrounds, Disable folder background blur, Disable app switcher blur and Change system version (shows in settings)

    7. DynamicCow

    By using the MacDirtyCow bug, developer matteozappia has discovered a way to enable the Dynamic Island on all iOS 16 devices and it called DynamicCow. DynamicCow makes it possible for users of the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro Max to access the same Dynamic Island functionality on other devices.

    8. FileSwitcherX

    FileSwitcherX is a one-stop app based on the MacDirtyCow vulnerability. It changes some system settings and the built-in sounds without jailbreaking your device. The SpringBoard component of the app also gives users access to a number of hidden system options, including the ability to turn off shortcut banners and the backdrop outline for the Dock and Folders in both Light and Dark modes.

    Below two are also available to download online under the above app and IPA can be downloaded separately.

    • NoHomeBar

    Another DirtyC0w exploit enable feature for iOS 15 – iOS 16.1.2 versions. This NoHomeBar removes the home bar from the app’s springboard and background.

    • DockTransparen

    Together with the dock, DockTransparent IPA can make the dock background totally transparent on iOS 15 – iOS 16.1.2 versions except iOS 15.7.2.

    9. DopeCow

    DopeC0w is Changed DopeSettings Tweak. This original app is DopeSettings by arx8x that Cell titles in the main view of the settings app change. To overwrite files, it employs the MacDirtyCow attack. However, because you can only write to the cached data in RAM, the modifications will eventually reverse. cell names in the main display of the settings app.

    10. DirtyCowApp

    This is an all-in-one app for iOS 16.1.2 and earlier by Palera1n developer Mineek. In order to overwrite files on the filesystem, it employs the MacDirtyCow attack.

    IPA’ Sideloading computer method

    Currently there are several IPA’s supported with Dirty Cow exploit. Users need to sideload these IPA’s using the sideload utility. 

    iOS 15 – iOS 15.4.1 users get TrollStore support to Sign IPA’s. Download it from here.

    iOS 15.5 – iOS 16.1.2 users get Sideloadly or Altstore support. Download from sideloadly page or Altstore page.

    Step 01 – Download any tweaked  IPA file from the below.

    Step 02 – Launch the Sideloadly.

    Step 03 – Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone or iPad to the PC.

    Step 04 -Tap on the IPA icon to select the app to install.

    Step 05 – To sign an IPA file, enter your Apple ID.

    Step 06 – To install the IPA file on your device, click the Start button.

    Step 07- Enter your Apple ID’s password.

    Step 08 – From the home screen, launch the Settings app.

    Step 09 – Select Device Management & VPN under General.

    Step 10 – Enter your email address and tap on the developer app.

    Step 11 – Tap Trust to give the application permission to run.

    Dirty Cow exploit Tweaks IPA List



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    Why is DirtyC0w Jailbreak important ?

    For iOS 15 – iOS 16.3, there is no Jailbreak except Palera1n. On the other hand, Palera1n jailbreak support is limited on Checkm8 devices. So, DirtyC0w Jailbreak is the best option to install customization apps on iOS 15 – iOS 16.1.2.

    Also this is not a system rooted method, so no risk at all.

    However, Dirty Cow is not supported with iOS 15.7.2, iOS 15.7.3, iOS 16.2 and iOS 16.3 versions.These users can use the following alternatives.

    Zeon  [ For iOS 15.7.3 Users ]

    A famous jailbreak repo extractor to install Jailbreak apps without jailbreaking. It was introduced with the iOS 14 and compatible with all latest iOS versions.

    Refer more form iOS 15.7.3 – iOS 15.7 Jailbreak, iOS 15.6 / iOS 15.6.1 Jailbreak pages.

    Sileem [ For iOS 16.2 / iOS 16.3 Users ]

    A japanese jailbreak repo extractor especially designed for iOS 16. This will allow you to install jailbreak apps, themes and many more on all iOS 16 compatible devices. All the iOS 16 versions are also supported.

    Refer more from iOS 16 – iOS 16.0.3 Jailbreak & iOS 16.1 – iOS 16.1.2 Jailbreak pages.