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.
iOS 11.1.1 jailbreak by Liang Chen from Keen Lab. pic.twitter.com/WLI07Us5pV
— vangelis (@vangelis_at_POC)