Apple is all set to release iOS 11 in a few hours from now. Here are a few things jailbreakers must know with the imminent release of iOS 11. If you’ve been jailbreaking for a long time then you would probably already know them, however, if you’re new to the world of jailbreaking then I would recommend going through them.
#1. iOS 11 Jailbreak Status
The good news is that iOS 11 beta has already been jailbroken. 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. However, that’s all we know about the jailbreak so far. Apple has also released several beta versions, so it is not clear if they will be able to jailbreak iOS 11 that will be released to the public, or if they even have plans to release the iOS 11 jailbreak. But it seems unlikely a jailbreak will be released for iOS 11 very soon. You can check our post for about details about the iOS 11 Jailbreak.
Read: iOS 11 Jailbreak Status
#2. Do Not Update or Restore
It is not possible to jailbreak iOS 11, so you should avoid upgrading to iOS 11. One of the golden rules of jailbreaking is to stay where you’re and avoid updating your device to the latest iOS software update to improve your chances of jailbreaking your iOS device. If you have a jailbroken device, then upgrading to iOS 11 will wipe the jailbreak along with the jailbreak apps and tweaks.
#3. Save SHSH Blobs
Tools like TSSSaver allow you to save the SHSH blobs while the firmware is still being signed, so you can potentially downgrade/upgrade to an unsigned iOS version at a later date if a jailbreak is released for it.
You can follow our guide if you need help on how to save SHSH blobs using TSSChecker.
#4. Stop the Jailbreak Tweaks Binge
If you’re someone who installs anything and everything from Cydia, then you may want to take it easy, and reassess the situation. You should be very careful while installing jailbreak tweaks as a bad tweak could easily force you to restore your device, which would mean that you will lose the jailbreak and all the tweaks installed on your device.
Since you are more likely to run into an issue with a tweak due to compatibility issues with other tweaks, it is a good idea to uninstall jailbreak tweaks that you do not use. This will reduce the probability of running into an issue.
#5. Do not tinker with the Filesystem
We have come across readers who have got into trouble for trying to tinker with the filesystem such as deleting a file using iFile etc, which ends up being a system file and results in forcing the user to restore their device. You should only be tinkering with the filesystem if you know what you’re doing, and now with the lack of a jailbreak, you’re better off avoiding it as much as possible.
We’ll let you know as soon as we’ve any further updates about the iOS 11 jailbreak.
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— iPhone Hacks (@iPhoneHackx) September 17, 2017