“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.

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, iOS 11.1 and iOS 11.1.1.

With no iOS 10 downgrade available and the temptation of new iOS 11 features and iOS 11.2 features this is what you need to know before you update.

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

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.

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.

What to expect from the iOS 11 jailbreak.
What to expect from the iOS 11 jailbreak.

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.

iOS 11 vs iOS 10: What’s New in iOS 11.1.2

What's New in iOS 11.1 & iOS 11.1.2

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.

  • Fixes and issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop. 
  • Addresses an issue that could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with the iPhone X. 

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. 

  • Fixes autocorrect problem that replaced "I" with a question mark box and other symbols. 
  • Fixes Hey Siri not responding. 

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. 

  • Over 70 new emoji characters including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more
  • Resolves an issue that could cause some photos to appear blurry
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Live Photo effects to playback slowly
  • Fixes an issue that could cause some photos to not display in the People album when restoring from an iCloud Backup
  • Fixes an issue that could impact performance when swiping between screenshots
  • Improves braille support for Grade 2 input
  • Improves VoiceOver access to multi-page PDFs
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher
  • Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would not display when using VoiceOver with Touch Typing
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would always return to default action in Mail
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would not delete messages
  • Adds back support for accessing the app switcher by pressing on edge of display with 3D Touch
  • Fixes an issue that caused cleared Mail notifications to reappear on Lock screen
  • Fixes an issue in enterprise environments that prevented data from being moved between managed apps
  • Fixes an issue with some 3rd-party GPS accessories that caused inaccuracies in location data
  • Resolves an issue where settings for Heart Rate notifications were appearing in Apple Watch app (1st generation)
  • Fixes an issue where app icons were not appearing in notifications on Apple Watch

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. 


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