Often do we hear of jailbreaks which promise to jailbreak newer iOS versions, and even future ones. And they do. But the catch here is that they aren't always released. This is also the case for the latest jailbreak, unofficially dubbed "Pandora", made by Alibaba Pandora Labs. The jailbreak successfully jailbreaks iOS 11.2 and 11.2.1, installs Cydia and allows you to uninstall the jailbreak tool once finished, which means that the jailbreak is untethered. Once you jailbreak, you stay jailbroken.
According to reports, Alibaba Pandora Labs was established in 2017 and currently hosts around 10 people. The organisation has already submitted multiple bugs and vulnerabilities to Google, Huawei and Apple.
Song Yang, the head of Alibaba Pandora Labs confirmed that there aren't any plans to release the tool to the public.
"Although iOS 11.2 fixes some security issues, we confirmed the new iOS will still be jailbroken on the first day it was released. Although we escaped iOS 11.2 quickly, we were limited to security research purposes, our team won't provide any jailbreak tool"
Based on the wording of the above statement, it's not entirely impossible that the tool will be released once Apple patches the vulnerabilities in future iOS versions, so no all hope is lost. This, of course, doesn't mean that users should mass-update to iOS 11.2 or 11.2.1. The most "jailbreak-safe" iOS version right now is iOS 11.1.2 as exploits for that firmware have already been released.
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