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Hacker Demonstrates the First-Ever iPhone X Jailbreak [VIDEO]

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IPhone X with Cydia

Liang Chen, an iOS hacker from Keen Lab, has just published a full video online showing the first-ever iPhone X jailbreak in action. According to iDownloadBlog, the hacker presented the jailbreak at the POC2017 event in Seoul, South Korea, where he showcased a successful iPhone X jailbreak running the latest iOS 11.1.1, which has just been released by Apple to fix the auto-correct bug.

“Details about the jailbreak are scanty as of right now, but it’s likely a type of semi-untethered jailbreak akin to the likes of the latest Pangu and Yalu jailbreaks to surface in recent years.

Apple’s relentless barrage of software updates in recent years discourages many jailbreak developers from taking on these massive projects. Nevertheless, anyone with the slightest interest in jailbreaking the iPhone X should probably follow the traditional protocol of keeping it on the earliest firmware possible.”

Any details regarding the iPhone X jailbreak process however won’t be released to the public, since it was a mere proof of concept. However, it does highlight the fact that Apple’s latest flagship iPhone running the latest version of iOS has its fair share of security exploits, which are robust enough to give hackers root access to the device’s filesystem.

Check out the following video showing the iPhone X jailbreak tool and code injection in action.

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  • Hope he releases a tool! I miss having a jailbroken iOS device.

  • Tim

    would be great if someone now develops software to negate the use of the notch for anything besides time, carrier, battery, etc. indicators, while blacking out the background.

  • o_clement

    Serious Question:
    What does jailbreak brings you more in this day in age? Especially all the related drawbacks that comes with it?

    I think last time I’ve had jailbroken devices is something like 4-5 years ago, if not more. I just didn’t see the point anymore

  • Tweaks. Example: having the ability to have 10 icons in the dock (I’m blind and use VoiceOver, so space doesn’t matter as much to me).

    Having the ability to tether my phone without my carrier finding out about it, example if I have unlimited mobile data but limited tethering data.

    Having the ability to customize notification sounds individually for each app, so I know which app is notifying me without even having to look at the notification. This would be incredible to do on a jailbroken Apple Watch.

    And the list goes on.

  • o_clement

    I see, I guess some people might care about all those things indeed. I personally don’t, so I guess, to each their own then!

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