The beta version of Apple’s iOS 11 has been jailbroken, but everyone keeps wondering if there will be a tool for jailbreaking the iOS 11.
iOS 11 power Apple’s three new iPhones which have been unveiled on September 12: the premium iPhone Z, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. iOS 11 includes lots of improvements and new features, and iOS jailbreak developers are currently looking for ways of breaking the codes.
Major jailbreak releases
There hasn’t really been a significant jailbreak release lately, not since the iOS 10.2 was jailbroken back in January.
On the other hand, a successful functional jailbreak was performed on the iOS 11 beta version in Shanghai, China at a mobile security conference back in June by a group of security researchers.
If the beta version was able to be compromised, it’s safe to assume that a fully-developed iOS 11 jailbreak could be released these days as well. The fact that the beta version of iOS 11 was jailbroken gave everyone hope that there’s a chance to develop a jailbreak for iOS 11 as well if the exploits that have been used by the hackers will not be patched of course.
Apple has already rolled ten beta versions for the iOS11, but it’s not yet confirmed if the company fixed the exploits that led hacker Liang Chen of Tencent Keen Lap to develop the iOS 11 jailbreak tool.
The very first iOS 10 jailbreak was released back in December 2016, and the tool was compatible with 64-bit devices such as the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The tool was released by developer Luca Todesco who came up this January with a more stable version for iOS 10.2 which supported all 64-bit devices but the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.
The tool featured some limitations such as the fact that it was a semi-untethered jailbreak and it required users to rerun it to re-jailbreak their iOS devices in case they were rebooted.