Developer and hacker, Jonathan Levin has just released LiberiOS jailbreak, the first official jailbreak for iOS 11 – iOS 11.2 and iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
Before we proceed here are some important points to note:
- LiberOS supports the following 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
- It does not support the following iOS 11 versions:
- iOS 11.2, iOS 11.2.1
- It supports all iOS 11 compatible iOS devices:
- 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, iPad
5th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2
- iPod touch 6G
- Currently Cydia is not included so it won’t be that easy to install the jailbreak apps and tweaks. Avoid installing Cydia from unknown sources.
- Cydia Substrate needs to be also updated for iOS 11 by saurik, so many jailbreak tweaks may not work.
- The jailbreak is semi-tethered, similar to the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 and Yalu Jailbreak for iOS 10 – iOS 10.2.
- Make sure that you take a complete backup of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using iTunes.
- Ensure that your device has enough battery level for the jailbreak process to complete.
This is the first release candidate, so we would recommend readers to wait to get feedback before trying it yourself. If you’re new to jailbreaking then we would recommend waiting for MobileSubstrate and Cydia compatible with iOS 11 to be released first, and a jailbreak that pre-installs Cydia. Please do not install Cydia from unknown resources. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we have any further updates. If you’re brave and want to still give it a shot, then follow the step-by-step tutorial below.
Step-by-Step Tutorial to Jailbreak iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2 using LiberiOS Jailbreak
Here are the 5 easy steps you can follow to jailbreak iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2 using LiberiOS jailbreak on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch:
Step 1: Download LiberiOS Jailbreak and Cydia Impactor
Do not download LiberiOS from mirror sites, as they could include malwares.
Step 2: Install/Sideload LiberiOS IPA using Cydia Impactor
Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the computer with the Lightning cable to sideload the LiberiOS IPA file.
Launch Cydia Impactor on your computer. It will detect your iOS device. Drag the LiberiOS jailbreak IPA file you had downloaded earlier on to its UI. Enter the Apple ID and password for your Apple Developer account when prompted, and wait for Cydia Impactor to sideload the signed app on your iOS device.
Step 3: Trust Developer Profile
Once LiberiOS jailbreak is successfully sideloaded. Launch the Settings app, and navigate to Settings > General > Profile(s) & Device Management (in some iOS versions it may just be General > Device Management).
Tap on the profile associated with the LiberiOS jailbreak app. Tap on Trust and confirm it.
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Step 4: Run Jailbreak Process
Launch the LiberiOS Jailbreak app from the Home screen, and tap Do it button to start the jailbreak process.
Step 5: Wait for Jailbreak to Complete
After some time, you should get the screen which should inform you that “It worked”, indicating that the jailbreak was successful.
Congrats, your device is now jailbroken! If the jailbreak fails then you can report it on his forum.
How Does Semi-Untethered Jailbreak Work?
This is a semi-untethered jailbreak, which means that when your device restarts, the jailbreak will be disabled. You cannot use any jailbreak tweaks you installed and Cydia will crash when launched. To re-jailbreak, simply open the LiberiOS jailbreak app and perform the jailbreak again. Your device will then go back to the jailbroken state.
When Does the LiberiOS Jailbreak App Expire & How Do I Renew It?
If you are installing the LiberiOS app with a free Apple Developer account, it will expire after 7 days. So you have to re-install it via Cydia Impactor to extend it for another 7 days. The steps are the same as outlined above. Also note that you need the LiberiOS Jailbreak app only when you want to re-jailbreak your device after rebooting your iOS device, so even if it expires, the jailbreak will remain as is.
LiberiOS Jailbreak Failed Due to Missing Offsets
Levin has released LiberiOS 11.0.1 which includes a fix for the missing offset issue. If you face the issue, please ensure you have the latest version of LiberiOS IPA.