How To Jailbreak iOS 11.X.X With LiberiOS : Easy Method – If you are a proud owner of an Apple/iOS device, then you probably know about jailbreaking. The jailbreak scene has been around for many years now. It all started when Apple released its very first iPhone in 2007.
Apple’s iOS began as iPhone OS and was specifically designed for Apple’s first generation handheld mobile device, the iPhone. Later on, the iPhone OS became iOS as other Apple mobile devices, like the iPad and the iPod touch, used the same operating system.
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Recently, Apple released the latest iteration to its mobile operating system bringing it up to iOS 11.2.5. The Cupertino Company frequently updates iOS to introduce bug fixes and improvements. Also, updating iOS allows Apple to patch any exploits which hackers may use to create a jailbreak tool.
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A Short History Of The LiberiOS Jailbreak
In June of 2017, Apple released iOS 11 beta to developers. A group of China-based developers, the Keen Team of KeenLab, showed a jailbreak demo for iOS 10.3.2 and iOS 11 during the Mobile Security Conference (MOSEC) 2017. Information about the jailbreak progress was scarce and it was not clear if the team would package the jailbreak and release it to the public.
The iOS 11 Jailbreak became stagnant as there was no news about its progress. In September 11,2017, Apple released iOS 11 but it was so full of bugs that the company had to put out minor updates weekly to address the issues found in their operating system.
As mentioned, Apple released minor updates to its mobile operating system with iOS 11.1 in October and iOS 11.1.1 in November. We saw the release of the iPhone X running iOS 11.1.1 in November and again, Keenlab release a demo showing the newly released device being jailbroken.
LiberiOS Jailbreak Progress
Still releasing minor updates, Apple unleashed iOS 11.2.1 to iDevice users to further fix bugs and other issues. Another hacker and part of Google Project Zero, Ian Beer, revealed that he will release a tfp0 exploit for iOS 11.0 – 11.1.2. Beer already reported his finding to Apple who quickly patched it in iOS 11.2. Also, Apple stopped signing firmware 11.1.2 and below as a result of Ian’s report. Ian then fulfilled his promise by releasing the exploit to the public. As soon as the exploit was made available, many developers began working on the vulnerability to try to convert it into a working iOS jailbreak.
Another hacker, Abraham Masri, released to.panga – a “developer only” jailbreak for iOS using Ian Beer’s exploit. during this period, Jonathan Levin, also released a “universal” jailbreak for iOS 11.1.2 and below, again, using Beer’s exploit. On Christmas Day of 2017, the developer/hacker unleashed LiberiOS jailbreak for all 64-bit iDevices running iOS 11.0 to 11.1.2.
It is important to mention here that as of this writing both Cydia and Cydia Substrate are not properly working. But not to worry since Cydia creator Jay Freeman (a.k.a. Saurik) has confirmed that he is working to make them compatible with iOS 11. With that said, Cydia may be available for the LiberiOS jailbreak sooner than you think and we may now proceed with the process.
How To Jailbreak iOS 11.X.X With LiberiOS : Easy Method
Please note that LiberiOS Jailbreak works with iOS version 11.0 to 11.1.2. Do not try it if you have other iOS versions installed/running on your device. Also, the jailbreak supports all iOS 11 compatible devices. As mentioned above, Cydia is not installed during the jailbreak process as it is not yet compatible with iOS 11. LiberiOS is a semi-tethered jailbreak which means you have to re-jailbreak your device when you reboot. To be safe, backup your device before processing with the jailbreak. Make sure your device is charged to at least 60% to complete the jailbreak process.
Just follow the steps below to jailbreak your device using LiberiOS.
Step 2. Download Cydia Impactor from this link.
Step 3. Connect your iDevice to your computer using the correct cable.
Step 4. Launch the Cydia Impactor program on your computer. Your device will be detected.
Step 5. Once detected, drag the LiberiOS ipa file you download in Step 1 to sideload it on your device.
Step 6. You will be prompted for the Apple ID and Password for your Apple Developer Account. Enter them and wait for Cydia Impactor to complete sideloading the jailbreak tool on your device.
Step 7. Now go to “Settings” > “General” > “Profile(s) & Device Management“. Tap on the profile associated with the LiberiOS app. Tap on “Trust” and confirm it.
Step 8. Launch the LiberiOS app from your homescreen. Tap the “Do it” button to start the jailbreak process.
Step 9. Wait for the LiberiOS app to to its job. You should see an “It Worked” screen when the jailbreak process is finished.
You have just jailbroken your iDevice running iOS 11.0 – 11.1.2 using the LiberiOS jailbreak.
The video below shows how the entire process is done so watch it carefully to avoid any mistakes.
If you used a Free Developer’s Account to install the LiberiOS app, then it will expire in 7 days. To re-activate and re-jailbreak your device, you just have to do the entire process again. Right now, not much can be done with the jailbreak as Cydia and the Cydia Subtrate are not yet installed with the jailbreak. This means you won’t get the Cydia Store which is the main reason for jailbreaking in the first place. But if you are one of those who really want to tinker with your device to see what the LiberiOS does to it, then by all mean use the guide above to satisfy your curiosity.
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