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New life for iPhone 7: Ubuntu launched on Apple smartphone

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Apple removed the iPhone 7 from production in the fall of 2019, but the model continues to be in demand. As it turned out, enthusiasts and fans to dig into the firmware also do not forget about it.

One of the users of the popular social news resource Reddit under the nickname newhacker1746 shared a “success story” about the launch of the popular Linux distribution – Ubuntu on a jailbroken iPhone 7.

The event turned out to be significant and caused a serious stir in the jailbreak community. The procedure is long, complicated and dreary, nevertheless, the brave researcher managed to run Ubuntu 20.04 (arm64).

As proof, the enthusiast posted a video on YouTube. We used the checkra1n jailbreak tool, which exploits the unpatched hardware vulnerability checkm8.

The iPhone 7 debuted in 2016. However, in the summer of 2020, the MTS operator said that the iPhone 7 remains the most popular smartphone in Russia.

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