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.
Why Should I Jailbreak iPhone X?
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?
Apple continues to play the catch and mouse game with jailbreakers by regularly patching exploits and upgrading hardware. iPhone X comes pre-installed with iOS 11. There is currently no jailbreak available for iOS 11. So you can’t jailbreak iPhone X. Yalu jailbreak was the last jailbreak, but it supports only iOS 10 – iOS 10.2.
UPDATE (November 10):
Liang Chen of Tencent Keen Lab has demonstrated the world’s first iPhone X jailbreak on iOS 11.1.1 at POC 2017, the security and hacking conference in South Korea.
At the moment it is not clear if the jailbreak will be released but based on the type of event, we don’t expect Chen to release the jailbreak. However, the great news is that the latest version of the iOS 11 software, which was released yesterday can be jailbroken. The fact that iPhone X can be jailbroken would also mean the vulnerabilities used by Liang Chen could be used to jailbreak most iOS 11 compatible devices. Check our post for more details.
BEWARE OF SCAMS
There are a number of sites that claim you can jailbreak iPhone X. Please be careful as they are scams. We have been covering all things jailbreaking every since the iPhone was first launched in 2007, and even before the App Store was available. So we will let you know as soon as the iPhone X jailbreak is released.
You can check our iOS 11 – iOS 11.1 jailbreak status post for the latest update on the iPhone 8 jailbreak.