It's a very happy day indeed. A jailbreak, dubbed LiberiOS, for iOS 11 has been released by Jonathan Levin, the developer behind the LiberTV jailbreak for tvOS. The jailbreak supports all iOS versions of iOS 11.0 all the way up to iOS 11.1.2.
Santa's early by 30 mins because it's been a long day.— J has evolved past Darwin. And Past Tw itt er. (@Morpheus______) December 26, 2017
Jailbreak movement #2: LiberIOS, to liberate (almost) all other *OS devices - 11.0 and 11.1.x ONLY.https://t.co/yNe7zujxl5
Again, please use official page - I might update.
And no, we're not done. But that's all tonight.
While there have been rumours of MobileSubstrate and Cydia being updated in time for the jailbreak, we now know for sure that LiberiOS does not sSupport this software out of the box.
That's sad news because it means that the jailbreak is fairly useless for the vast majority of users, however, the vast majority of tweaks would need to be updated by developers anyway as code changes in iOS 11 have broken them. We've already seen tweak development on iOS 11, with developers like Andy Wiik, Coolstar, LaughingQuoll and more, which brings even more hope to not only see updated tweaks but also completely new tweaks which could make use of the iPhone X's OLED display and other features of the new iPhone or iOS 11:https://twitter.com/LaughingQuoll/status/944847455727730688
Apple's coolest and most forward-thinking iPhone so far has finally been jailbroken, which means that users can enjoy both amazing hardware and open software, which is like a dream come true to many tech enthusiasts out there.
Cydia support should become available in the coming days as Jay "Saurik" Freeman has confirmed to be updating both. Cydia Installer as well as MobileSubstrate, which is the code-injection tool used by tweak developers to harmlessly modify the system.
While LiberiOS Isn't supposed to be installed by regular users just yet, it does bring even more hope for the future iPhones and iOS versions. Jailbreaking has been going downhill for the past couple of years, and while it is slowly dying, it certainly stands a powerful fight against Apple.
You can install LiberiOS by sideloading the below .IPA file with Cydia Impactor, like you would any modern jailbreak nowadays.
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