Can iOS 11 be jailbroken on iPhone or iPad? Or, what is the latest state of an iOS 11 jailbreak? 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 the initial beta of iOS 11, 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, 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 witness already to Pangu Team showing off a functional jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1, but there’s very limited information known about that process, and there’s no real word now on whether or not the China-based team will actually package it together and release it all for public consumption.
In fact, we’ve heard very little about it on an official level since it was actually teased. Apart from that, there has been no public demo of a jailbreak for iOS 10.3.2, or for the iOS 10.3.3 beta’s and the initial beta of iOS 11 for that matter. In fact, there’s been total silence on the iOS 11 front as far as jailbreaking is concerned.
Usually, major versions of iOS, like iOS 11 for example, gets jailbroken and teased by a credible hacker almost as soon as Apple makes first beta available. But now even after a week of iOS 11 beta being available to developers, we are yet to see any such teaser for an iOS 11 jailbreak.
But even if any security researcher or hacker does actually manage to liberate iOS 11 on any of the betas, an official jailbreak release won’t happen for it until the software is issued to public this fall. Nobody is going to burn any exploits or vulnerabilities on a public beta that would allow Apple to patch them prior to an official worldwide launch.
The strange thing though is that Apple is still signing iOS 10.3.1, so if you are looking for a jailbreak in the near future, it’s worth rolling your iPhone or iPad’s firmware back to iOS 10.3.1 on the off chance that Pangu does come up with the previously teased goods. For more information on rolling back from iOS 11 to iOS 10.3.1.
As always is the case, we will of course keep you updated on all the latest from jailbreak world. Stay tuned.