Ever since coolstar released Electra iOS 11 jailbreak with Cydia at the end of February, things have been very quiet in the iPhone jailbreak community.
But it doesn’t mean there hasn’t been any activity. We take a look at the current status of the iOS 11.2 – iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak.
iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2 Jailbreak
You can jailbreak iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2 running on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch using LiberiOS Jailbreak or Electra Jailbreak tool. Both the jailbreaks are semi-untethered jailbreak. A semi-untethered jailbreak is similar to an untethered jailbreak, it gives the ability to reboot your iOS device on its own. On each boot, the iOS device startup sequence is unmodified and it boots into its original, non-jailbroken state. However, instead of needing to use a tool from a computer to re-jailbreak the iOS device again, like a tethered or semi-tethered cases, the user can re-jailbreak their device with the help of an app running on the iOS device.
We would recommend the Electra Jailbreak tool developed by coolstar as it also installs Cydia, which makes it easier to downloads jailbreak apps and tweaks.
- How to Jailbreak iOS 11 – 11.1.2 And Install Cydia Using Electra
- iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2 Compatible Jailbreak Tweaks And Apps
iOS 11.2 – iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak Updates
Late last year, security researchers at Alibaba’s Pandora Labs had successfully jailbroken iOS 11.2.1 – iOS 11.2 on iPhone X, but they don’t have plans to release the iOS 11.2.1 jailbreak as their work is limited to security research purpose only.
When Zimperium zLabs announced plans to release iOS 11.2.2 vulnerabilities, it sparked off speculations of iOS 11.2.2 jailbreak, but there hasn’t been any progress on that front.
In April, Chinese security researcher and hacker, Min Zheng aka SparkZheng revealed that two vulnerabilities that he had discovered are still not patched in iOS 11.3. He also announced that he had successfully got root shell access, which also sparked off speculations of iOS 11.3 jailbreak. But he hasn’t provided any further updates after that.
But the good news is that Ian Beer, the security researcher at Google, who had released the iOS 11.1.2 exploit that was used to develop the first jailbreak for iOS 11, is back with some good news. He has released an exploit for iOS 11.3 to the public earlier in the week. The exploit has been patched by Apple in iOS 11.3.1. It remains to be seen if the iOS 11.3 exploit will result in a jailbreak. If it is possible, then the tool should be able to jailbreak iOS 11.3 – iOS 11.2.
However, the biggest concern at the moment is who will step up to develop the jailbreak from Ian Beer’s iOS 11.3 exploit. I doubt coolstar who released the Electra Jailbreak will work on the iOS 11.3 jailbreak after the ordeal he had to face. We hope someone can take this as an opportunity and steps up to release the iOS 11.3 jailbreak soon.
iOS 11.2 – iOS 11.2.6 may be released soon by none other than coolstar. Check our post for all the details.
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This post was last updated on May 8.