Can I jailbreak iOS 11? It’s the question of the day, along with what’s the progress on an iOS 11 jailbreak. We’ll walk you through what you need to know about the iOS 11 jailbreak progress, what to watch out for and help you understand what’s happening in iOS 11.
The iOS 11 release date is here and the new iOS 11 features are tempting some users to upgrade. While you can downgrade to iOS 10, you cannot downgrade to a version of iOS 10 that you can jailbreak, so if you leave there is no going back until there is an iOS 11 jailbreak release date — if that ever arrives.
iOS 11 Jailbreak Release Date
There is no iOS 11 jailbreak release date on the horizon yet. It is very likely that if there is an iOS 11 jailbreak tool released, it will simply show up one day. With that in mind, don’t expect one fast.
First off there will be no iOS 11 jailbreak download that you can use until well after the iOS 11 update is out. If there is clandestine work happening, don’t expect them to share much, if anything until the iOS 11.1 release date arrives.
iOS 11 Jailbreak Status
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Just as the public iOS 11 beta arrived, we learned about an iOS 11 jailbreak demo that reportedly shows an iOS 11 jailbreak at a Mobile Security Conference in China. On the surface this appears legitimate, but that doesn’t mean you will be able to use it. We frequently see teasers that never result in a public release. Even if this is destined for a public release, don’t expect to see an iOS 11 jailbreak download until after the iOS 11 release date this fall.
We saw an iOS 11 jailbreak video demo on the iOS 11 beta two from this group, but have not heard any additional rumblings or progress. There was some chatter about an iOS 10.3.3 jailbreak connected to a third party app installation tool in China, but that turned out to be a massive trolling campaign.
iOS 11 Jailbreak Expectations
Here’s a quick rundown of what you can and can’t expect from an iOS 11 jailbreak, including what you will see in the run-up to an eventual iOS 11 jailbreak release if that happens.
- Don’t expect a fast iOS 11 jailbreak
- Don’t Expect all apps and Cydia Tweaks to work on iOS 11
- Expect many iOS 11 jailbreak limitations
- Expect many iOS 11 jailbreak trolls
- Expect a lot of fake iOS 11 jailbreak websites
If you are looking to jailbreak your iPhone on iOS 11, you need to do your research and make sure you stick to reliable sources. Especially if you are downloading files to your phone or to your computer.
Fake iOS 11 Jailbreak Warning
Watch out for fake iOS 11 jailbreak websites. The iOS 11 update just arrived and there are already half a dozen websites claiming you can start downloading the iOS 11 jailbreak tool to your computer.
Most of these use common jailbreak names like Pangu, Cydia, Yalu or Evad3rs to appear legit. In most cases, they will ask you to download a file that is behind some kind of test to prove you are a human. Instead of a captcha, they require you to fill out an online offer or sign up for a service. This allows the website operator to trade your personal information for a referral or affiliate fee.
We’ve yet to find any of these supposed iOS 11 jailbreak downloads that actually work. If and when there is a real iOS 11 jailbreak tool, it will be freely available to download from a reputable jailbreak team.
What to Do If You’re on an iOS 10 Jailbreak
If you are already on an iOS 10 jailbreak, you’re in a tough place. You cannot try the iOS 11 update and then go back to a version of iOS that you can jailbreak. You can downgrade from the iOS 11 jailbreak to the iOS 10.3.3 update, but there is no jailbreak for that version.
At some point, you may need to get onto a version of iOS 11 that you can jailbreak, but before a point version arrives to close the jailbreak. Sources in the community will let you know when it makes sense to upgrade to iOS 11.