What is Jailbreaking?
Jailbreaking is the process of removing restrictions in iOS, and allow root access to the iOS file system so that it can run software that has not been approved by Apple.
Jailbreak iPhone X Benefits
Jailbreaking gives freedom to users to install jailbreak apps, tweaks and themes from Cydia to customize the look and feel of their device and also enhance the functionality.
Is Jailbreaking iPhone X legal?
Jailbreaking is legal in most countries. In 2010, 2012, and 2015, the U.S. Copyright Office approved exemptions allowing smartphone users to jailbreak their devices as jailbreaks do no infringe on copyrights.
Can I Jailbreak iPhone X?
Yes, you can jailbreak iPhone X using LiberiOS which was recently released by iOS hacker and developer, Jonathan Levin. It is the first jailbreak for iOS 11 and iPhone X.
How to Jailbreak iPhone X on iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2
You can jailbreak iPhone X on iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2 using LiberiOS Jailbreak or Electra Jailbreak tools for free.
Electra Jailbreak toolkit is a semi-untethered jailbreak for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2 by coolstar, a well-known hacker, and developer.
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 such as the Electra app in case of Electra jailbreak.
The initial version of the Electra iOS 11.1.2 jailbreak did not include Cydia. But the latest version of Electra installs a patched version of Cydia that supports iOS 11, so it makes it easier to install jailbreak apps and tweaks. So it is recommended to use Electra Jailbreak. There are several jailbreak tweaks compatible with iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2.
- How to Jailbreak iOS 11 – 11.1.2 And Install Cydia Using Electra
- iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2 Compatible Jailbreak Tweaks And Apps
LiberiOS Jailbreak is a semi-untethered jailbreak developed by hacker Jonathan Levin. It makes use the async_wait exploit released by Ian Beer. It was the first jailbreak released for iOS 11, iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
Currently, Cydia is not included so it won’t be that easy to install the jailbreak apps and tweaks. Cydia Substrate needs to be also updated for iOS 11 by saurik, so most jailbreak tweaks may not work currently.
Jailbreak iPhone X on iOS 11.2 – iOS 11.3.1
LiberiOS jailbreak does not support iOS 11.2 or iOS 11.2.1, so you won’t be able to jailbreak iPhone X if you’ve upgraded to iOS 11.2 or iOS 11.2.1. We’ll let you know as soon as we’ve any updates.
Electra does not support iOS 11.2 – iOS 11.3.1 as Apple had patched the vulnerabilities that by used by it in iOS 11.2. However, the good news is that hackers have successfully jailbroken iOS 11.3.1, so we are hoping that a tool to jailbreak iPhone X may be released soon. Coolstar has also indicated that he may update Electra to jailbreak iPhone X on iOS 11.3.1.
Developers have released several useful jailbreak tweaks for iPhone X such as:
- FastUnlockX which allows you to unlock iPhone X with Face ID without swiping up
- BatteryPercentX that makes it easier to check battery percentage on iPhone X
- EclipseX brings systemwide dark mode to iPhone X, which helps in saving battery life
- ByeHomeBottomBarX that hides the ugly home bar
We will let you know as soon as there is an update about the iOS 11.3 jailbreak, so don’t forget to signup for our Daily Newsletter so you don’t miss the latest jailbreak news. Check out our iOS 11 – iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak FAQ if you’ve any questions.
This article was last updated on May 21.