Apple released iPhone 8 this month with the release of iOS 11 in the iPhone 8 launch event. iPhone 8 integrated with iOS 11 includes hundreds of new features and improvements such as all-new customizable Control Center, unified Lock screen and Notification Center, all-new dock for iPad and lots more. Although there are plenty of features and apps available still iPhone 8 jailbreakers will want to jailbreak iPhone8 on iOS 11 as soon as it is released. This will allow them to download more unique and useful Cydia 11 apps to customize their iPhones.
So here’s an update on the iPhone 8 jailbreak. But before we give you an update on the iOS 11 & iPhone 8 jailbreak, a quick update on the current situation.
Current iOS 10 Jailbreak Status
iOS 10 jailbreak currently available is known as Yalu (formerly Yalu + Mach Portal) from December 21, 2016, which is by well-known hacker Luca Todesco, if you need immediate update on iPhone 8 jailbreak you can check his Twitter handle @qwertyoruiop.
The Yalu jailbreak made use of Ian Beer’s, of Google Project Zero, mach_portal exploit. It supported select 64-bit devices such as the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Later Todesco released more stable version of the Yalu 10.2 jailbreak tool by using Ian Beer’s, extra_recipe exploit with the help of Marco Grassi on January 26, 2017. It supported all 64-bit devices except for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Since this is semi untethered jailbreak and not available via an executable tool, one have to use a computer application known as Cydia Impactor to install the Yalu jailbreak. The iOS 10 jailbreak is a semi-untethered jailbreak, which means that when the iOS device reboots, kernel patching will be lost which facilitates iOS 10 jailbreak injection. Therefore you need to run the Yalu app again, to re-jailbreak your iOS device. The other limitation of the current available jailbreak is that the Yalu app certificate expires seven days, so you have to reinstall it again using Cydia Impactor to renew it for another 7 days.
The exploits that were used in Yalu iOS 10.2 jailbreak were closed by Apple in iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3, so it has not been possible to jailbreak iOS 10.2.1 or later.
iOS 11 iPhone 8 Jailbreak Status
It has been a while since a jailbreak has been released. The last jailbreak was released in January for iOS 10.2 if we don’t consider the Pheonix jailbreak released for iOS 9.3.5.
The positive news is that a group of security researchers demoed a functional jailbreak for iOS 11 beta 2 firmware and iOS 10.3.2 at this year’s MOSEC (Mobile Security Conference) 2017 in Shanghai, China in June. The iOS 11 jailbreak tool that was demoed at the event seems to have been created by Liang Chen of Tencent Keen Lab.
Keeping in view the jailbreak demo of iOS 11 beta most of us are hopeful that a jailbreak for iOS 11 is possible. Apple has released 10 iOS 11.0.1 for public and now 11.1 beta. We are waiting to hear from someone if Apple have already patched the exploit that was used to jailbreak iOS 11 beta. It is also possible that the iOS 10.3.2 and iOS 11 jailbreak was only for research purposes. But the fact that it was jailbroken gives us hope that hackers will be able to develop a jailbreak if the exploits haven’t been patched.
It is also possible that the iOS 10.3.2 and iOS 11 jailbreak was only for research purposes, so even though it can be jailbroken, the security researcher or hacker may not release a jailbreak for it to the public. But the fact that it was jailbroken gives us hope that hackers like the Pangu team will also be able to discover the exploits and develop an iOS 11 & iPhone 8 jailbreak tool if the exploits haven’t been patched. Of course, it is still wishful thinking so I wouldn’t get your hopes too high. But let’s hope that we will finally get a jailbreak. As always, we will keep you posted as soon as there is an update about the iOS 11 jailbreak.
Why Do You Want to Jailbreak iPhone 8 / iOS 11?
Will you jailbreak your iPhone 8 or iPad running iOS 11 despite all the new features and improvements? If so we would love to hear why you still want to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad in below comments section.
NO UPDATE (Sept 30):
For all the readers asking us about iOS 11 & iPhone 8 jailbreak, things have been very quiet in the jailbreak world even though it has been more than a week since Apple has released iPhone8 and iOS 11. So there has been nothing interesting to report. We will certainly let you know if there is an update worth sharing.
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