As expected, developer and hacker, Jonathan Levin has just released LiberiOS, the first official jailbreak for iOS 11 – iOS 11.2 and iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
LiberOS is based on the tfp0 iOS 11.1.2 exploit or async wake vulnerability which was released by Ian Beer few days back. It is a semi-tethered jailbreak, like most modern jailbreaks, which means that you will need to put the iOS device in jailbreak mode after every reboot, and resign the jailbreak app every 7 days if you’re using the free Apple Developer account.
The jailbreak currently does not include Cydia, as it hasn’t been updated for iOS 11. However, it is not clear if saurik will be updating Cydia for LiberiOS, as he has been working with “people from past jailbreaks”.
LiberOS supports the following iOS 11 versions:
- iOS 11, iOS 11.0.1, iOS 11.0.2, iOS 11.0.3
- iOS 11.1, iOS 11.1.1, iOS 11.1.2
It does not support the following iOS 11 versions:
- iOS 11.2, iOS 11.2.1
It supports all iOS 11 compatible iOS devices:
- iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 2nd generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 1st generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad
5th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2
- iPod touch 6G
You can download the LiberIOS IPA file from the official website. Avoid using mirrors as they could include malware. LiberIOS is free like most jailbreaks, so if someone is asking you to pay for it, then it is most likely a scam.
Levin has mentioned that the only time the jailbreak fails is on devices he doesn’t have offsets. If the jailbreak fails then you can report it on his forum.
If you need help then you can follow our step-by-step tutorial:
This is the first release candidate, so we would recommend readers to wait to get feedback before trying it yourself. If you’re new to jailbreaking then we would recommend waiting for MobileSubstrate and Cydia compatible with iOS 11 to be released first, and a jailbreak that pre-installs Cydia. Please do not install Cydia from unknown resources. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we have any further updates.
If you still have gone ahead and tried LiberiOS, then let us know how it goes in the comments.