A few days ago we were wondering if an iOS 11 Jailbreak will ever happen, well, it already has. Liang Chen of Tencent Keen Lab demonstrated the first working on iOS version 11.1.1 running on an iPhone X. This live demo happened at the POC 2017 security and hacking conference in South Korea. Check out the video below.
iOS 11.1.1 jailbreak by Liang Chen from Keen Lab. pic.twitter.com/WLI07Us5pV
— vangelis (@vangelis_at_POC) November 10, 2017
Well, that was fast. The iPhone X has been jailbroken after just a week on the market, which means the brand new A11 Bionic chip does have vulnerabilities that can be exploited to offer users an iPhone X jailbreak. That must be very exciting for iPhone owners who still want to enjoy a jailbroken iOS experience, and who wasn’t sure whether or not to upgrade to the latest iPhone.
The same A11 Bionic chip is found inside the iPhone 8, which means hackers have had plenty of time to study it since September. But it’s important to note that it’s one thing to jailbreak iOS 11 on older hardware, and something else to crack Apple’s brand new handset.
At this point in time, it’s very unlikely that the exploits used to demonstrate this jailbreak would be released to the public so everyone can indulge in the greatness that is jailbreaking. If we are to take a wild guess, the exploits might actually end up being sold to Apple itself, nothing more.
However, the good news is that the iPhone X jailbreak is actually possible, that too on the latest release of iOS from Apple. This means that someone out there will definitely start digging into the firmware to see how it can be cracked and transformed into something lucrative for the jailbreaking community.
We don’t know when the jailbreak will be available to the public, but there is hope that because the hack was running on a version of iOS released yesterday, it will be soon. Hopefully, this same reasoning means that it will be more stable on both current and future iterations of iOS.
Do you have any interest in new iOS 11 or an iPhone X jailbreak? Is there a reason to jailbreak your phone here in 2017? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.