Can I jailbreak iOS 11 / iOS 11.0.2 / 11.0.1? Or, what is the latest state of an iOS 11 / 11.0.2 / 11.0.1 jailbreak on iPhone or iPad? Here we try and answer that question.
If you love the fact that Apple is doing a wonderful job at progressing iOS with the release of iOS 11/11.0.1, but are also very concerned with device liberation and being able to install tweaks and extensions via Cydia, the likelihood is that you are currently very conflicted and frantically wondering about the state of the jailbreak community now that iOS 11 is here.
We have enough experience in the jailbreak community to know that there is really no main linear approach to how work is undertaken or when new versions of tools or software are released. Apple may be laser-focused when it comes to releasing new versions of iOS, and we may know that we are going to see an introduction of a new major version every June at WWDC with public release of it in September, but the world of jailbreaking simply doesn’t work like that. In fact, we never actually know if any tools are coming until a breakthrough has been made and it’s in the final stages of testing or production.
The current state of the jailbreak is that the latest publicly available jailbreak is offered for iOS 10.2 only. For firmware version released later than that, we’ve been a witness already to Pangu Team showing off a functional jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1, as well as KeenLab demoing one at MOSEC 2017 for both iOS 10.3.2 and iOS 11, but there’s very limited information known about the progress, and there’s no real word now on whether or not these China-based teams will actually package it together and release it for public consumption.
In fact, we’ve heard very little about it on an official level since it was actually initially teased. Apart from all this, there has been no public demo of a jailbreak for iOS 10.3.3 although it seems like KeenLab’s jailbreak might work on 10.3.3 as well given it works on iOS 11. But the problem is that there’s been total silence on both iOS 10.3.3 and iOS 11 front as far as jailbreaking is concerned since the aforementioned KeenLab’s demo.
But with iOS 11.0.x now out for everyone, it’s expected that iOS 10.3.x might just see a public jailbreak given how many vulnerabilities Apple has patched in iOS 11 compared to 10.3.x. But we still won’t hold our breath for it until we see any confirmation from a credible jailbreak team or developer.
With Apple still signing iOS 10.3.3, you might just wanna sit on it, or downgrade to 10.3.3 if you have already updated to iOS 11.0.x, just to see if it gets any jailbreak in the coming weeks. If jailbreak is what you really want, we’ll suggest sticking to as older version of iOS 10 as possible as any version of iOS 10.x has greater chance seeing a new jailbreak than iOS 11 at this point in time.
For information on rolling back from iOS 11.0.x to iOS 10.3.3, check out our guide here: How To Downgrade iOS 11.0.2 / 11 To iOS 10.3.3 / iOS 10 [Tutorial].
As always is the case, we will of course keep you updated on all the latest from jailbreak world. Stay tuned.
Update x1: KeenLab has now posted a video demo of their iOS 11 and iOS 10.3.2 jailbreak, which you can check out here.
Update x2: With Apple having now released iOS 11.0.1, we have updated the post above to reflect the changes.
Update x3: iOS 11.0.2 is available to download now. The post above has been updated to reflect required changes.
Update x4: Luca Todesco has managed to get root access on iOS 11 via Safari exploit.
Update x5: Apple has stopped signing iOS 11.0.1 (as well as 10.3.3) on all devices. iOS 10.3.3 though for some reason is still being signed for iPhone 6s.
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