“Can I jailbreak iOS 11?” It’s one of the most popular questions and it’s right up there with “Can I jailbreak the iPhone X?” The answer to both is no, but there is new information that you need to know including video of an iOS 11.1.1 jailbreak on the iPhone X.
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. It’s been a month since the iOS 11 release and we’ve seen a lot of updates.
If there is clandestine work happening, don’t expect them to share much, if anything until the iOS 11.2 release date arrives. This would allow users to update to newer versions to jailbreak.
iOS 11 Jailbreak Status
ios 10&11 jailbreak by keenlab～！ pic.twitter.com/BfZ0utqHPv
— Min(Spark) Zheng (@SparkZheng) June 23, 2017
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.
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.
iOS 11.1.1 jailbreak by Liang Chen from Keen Lab. pic.twitter.com/WLI07Us5pV
— vangelis (@vangelis_at_POC) November 10, 2017
KeenLab showed off an iOS 11.1.1 jailbreak, which is also the first iPhone X jailbreak, at a security conference, but it is possible that this will not be part of a tool you can use. Apple pays well and so do other agencies who want access to the iPhone.
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.
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.
What's New in iOS 11.1 & iOS 11.1.2
The iOS 11.1.2 update focuses mainly on fixes for the iPhone X that are very important for many users. The update is about 50 to 60MB for most users and should install pretty quickly if you are already on iOS 11.1.1.
If you are on a much older version the update will be larger and it will include the other fixes listed below.
The iOS 11.1.1 update is out now for the iPhone and iPad. This update includes all of the changes from iOS 11.1 and two very important fixes. This small update is just over 50MB in size on most iPhones that are on iOS 11.1 already.
The iOS 11.1.1 update includes all of the same security fixes as iOS 11.1, and the new features outlined below. After a lot of iOS 11 problems, the iOS 11.1 update is about delivering a lot of fixes that will help you use the iPhone better. This is a free update that is about 200 to 300 MB in size and it is one that most users will want to install on their iPhone. Here's a full list of the changes in iOS 11.1 including many fixes for the Photos app and for Accessibility.
Apple also includes a number of important security fixes, including one for a major WiFi flaw in this update. Most users will want to install iOS 11.1 for the security updates as much as for the new emoji.