iOS 11.1 download is here, released to fix a few lingering bugs that have plagued iOS users across the board and bringing the usual enhancements to security and performance. For the jailbreak community, the constant onslaught of updates to iOS 11 has meant a delay in getting a jailbreak and, with the recent inclusion of several security features, jailbreaking has gotten much harder to do. To date, the only jailbreak we have seen since iOS 10, is Yalu jailbreak and that will only work on 64-bit devices. Not only that it is semi-untethered and can only be installed through Cydia Impactor.
Is Yalu Being Updated with iOS 11.1 Support ?
Luca Todesco is the developer responsible for Yalu jailbreak and he only stepped in to help because no other jailbreak team seemed willing. Yalu is welcomed by some users even though it is limited but we are not expecting to see it updated to support iOS 11.1. Todesco has already announced that he is stepping back from security work and jailbreaking so the likelihood of an update is very slim indeed.
So, Who Will Jailbreak iOS 11.1 ?
We can’t answer that. In short, it could come from anywhere. Taig, Pangu and PP jailbreak teams are still in consideration even though they have been very quiet for the last year or so. There is also the possibility of a completely new team stepping forward to provide the iOS 11.1 jailbreak, but we do have to consider the sheer number of updates that Apple keeps releasing, all of which are stumbling blocks for any team. However, should a new team suddenly release a jailbreak, it wouldn’t be wise to go rushing to download it. Until it has been tested, we won’t know if it is genuine or if it contains malicious code.
What Do We Do Now ?
Right now, there is very little you can do. If you were lucky enough to be able to install Yalu on iOS 10 then hold on to it for as long as you can. If you update to iOS 11, you will lose it and there will be no more opportunity to jailbreak for the foreseeable future. Other things to do include:
- Downloading Cydia Eraser. This will allow you to safely remove your jailbreak without affecting the iOS version you were running.
- Downloading TinyUmbrella. Although the tool hasn’t been fully updated you can still use it to save your SHSH blobs for later use
- Download one of the many app installers, like AppValley or TutuApp
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