Apple has now pushed out the iOS 11.3 download for all users to update their devices with. Quite a large update at almost 709 MB, its got a few new features and lots of performance enhancements and improvements, along with the usual bug fixes and security enhancements, of which there are quite a few. Despite the lack of jailbreaks in the last couple of years, the jailbreak community is still questioning whether the update will cause even more of a delay or whether the new security additions will just make it even more unlikely that a utility will be released.
Will There Be an iOS 11.3 Jailbreak ?
Right now, there is no official news on an iOS 11.3 jailbreak but, to be fair, it has been in beta for a considerable time and has only just been released. It isn’t good practice for developers to even talk about jailbreaks, let alone release one, while a firmware is in beta; the first thing Apple will do is immediately patch the holes up, making it a complete waste of valuable exploits.
Second, a developer by the name of Abraham Masri, known in the jailbreak community, has found a “0day vulnerability” in a beta version of iOS 11.3 and this could, in normal circumstances, be cause for a big celebration. However, Masri has said that, as it stands, the vulnerability isn’t very useful but, should it be combined with others and in the right set of hands, it could be used to build a useful jailbreak. At the time of writing, there is no news of whether any developer or team has stepped up the challenge.
There is a ray of hope though. iOS 11.3 is very likely to be the last big update to iOS 11. WWDC 2018 is on its way, where we expect to see iOS 12 announced and, once that happens, Apple will focus all their concentration on getting that ready for a September release. That means that developers and security researchers can now settle down and really get to work on the firmware with only a low chance that any exploits will be patched quickly.
We shouldn’t expect anything too soon; with an update like this, it will take time for any utility to be built. The last big jailbreak was limited to 64-bit iPhones and any jailbreak developer will want to ensure that their jailbreak works on as many devices as possible, allowing more people to benefit from it. Given the number of security enhancements and bug fixes in iOS 11.3, most people will probably want to update so the only advice we can give you is, if you do update to iOS 11.3, you use TinyUmbrella to save your SHSH blobs and sit tight.
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