The first official jailbreak for iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and other iPhones and iPads running iOS 11 – iOS 11.2 has just been released by hacker Jonathan Levin (via iPhoneHacks). Called ‘LiberiOS’, the tool currently allows a semi-tethered jailbreak only, similar to Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9 and Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10.
Since Cydia Substrate is yet to be updated for iOS 11 by Saurik, LiberiOS does not install Cydia after jailbreaking your device which means it may not be an easy task to install jailbreak apps and tweaks. It is also not recommended to install Cydia from unknown sources. Furthermore, jailbreaking iOS 11.2 and iOS 11.2.1 is currently not supported by LiberiOS.
To jailbreak your iOS 11 device using LiberiOS, simply follow the steps below.
- iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 2nd generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 1st generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad5th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2
- iPod touch 6G
Supported iOS 11 Versions:
- iOS 11, iOS 11.0.1, iOS 11.0.2, iOS 11.0.3
- iOS 11.1, iOS 11.1.1, iOS 11.1.2
Disclaimer: Proceed only at your own risk, iPhoneinCanada will not be responsible should anything go wrong with your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Don’t forget to back up your device before using the jailbreak tool.
Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the computer with the Lightning cable and launch Cydia Impactor.
Once your device has been detected, drag the LiberiOS jailbreak IPA file you had downloaded earlier on to its UI.
When prompted, enter the Apple ID and password for your Apple Developer account and wait for Cydia Impactor to sideload the signed app on your iOS device.
Once LiberiOS jailbreak is successfully sideloaded, launch the Settings app, and navigate to Settings > General > Profile(s) and then Device Management (in some iOS versions it may just be General > Device Management).
Now tap on the profile associated with the LiberiOS jailbreak app, and then tap on Trust to confirm.
You can now launch the LiberiOS Jailbreak app from the Home screen. Simply tap Do it button to start the jailbreak process.
After some time, you should get the screen which should inform you that “It worked”, indicating that the jailbreak was successful.
That’s it. You now have a jailbroken device running iOS 11!
Note: Since this is a semi-untethered jailbreak, the jailbreak will be disabled every time you restart your device. If you launch any jailbreak tweaks or apps, they will crash. To re-jailbreak, simply open the LiberiOS jailbreak app and perform the jailbreak again.