What’s The State Of iOS 11.2.6 / 11.2.x Jailbreak Update

Can I jailbreak iOS 11.2.6 / 11.2.5 or even iOS 11.2.2? What is the current state of iOS 11.2.6 jailbreak? Here is everything you need to know about it.

Now currently, we have the LiberiOS and Electra jailbreaks for iOS 11.0 to iOS 11.1.2. Very soon, there will be something released into the jailbreak community offering support for iOS 11.2.x.

First of all, there is a good reason why the recently released jailbreaks only offer compatibility up to and including iOS 11.1.2. Because of the wonderful kernel level async awake exploit has been discovered and released by Ian Beer of Google’s Project Zero enabled the jailbreak, which we have today in the form of LiberiOS by Jonathan Levin or Electra by CoolStar.

And the same exploit was essentially “burned” when Apple was informed about it, and then subsequently patched it in iOS 11.2. It’s no longer available to be used in any firmware after iOS 11.1.2. With that in mind, in order, to jailbreak iOS 11.2.1, 11.2.2, iOS 11.2.5 and above successfully, someone, or a team of people, will need to have another kernel level exploit capable of allowing them kernel escape privileges.

As we have recently come in front of a jailbreak demonstration by the relatively unknown Alibaba Pandora Labs, with company boss Song Yang detailing that the jailbreak is fully untethered and allows full root access. This is the first kind, and currently, only jailbreak we have that claims to liberate devices on iOS 11.2.x. Unfortunately, Yang also went on record as part of that demonstration to confirm that they have no plans at all to release anything to the public.

So, as a quick recap; the async_awake bug used in iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2 is patched and no longer available. Apple is no longer signing iOS 11.1.x firmware. Alibaba Pandora Labs clearly has the means to jailbreak iOS 11.2.x and beyond but isn’t currently planning on releasing anything public.

It shouldn’t be a great news but stay tuned as things can, and often do – as demonstrated by the recent flood of iOS 10.3.3 (h3lix) and iOS 11.1.x (to.panga, LiberTV11, LiberiOS, Electra) jailbreak releases – changes quickly where jailbreaking is concerned.

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We will surely keep an eye and updated. Stay tuned.

Update x1: Apple has now released iOS 11.2.2 to patch Spectre CPU vulnerability. The aforementioned post has been updated to reflect this change.

Update x2: iOS 11.2.5 final version is out to fix the chaiOS bug, among other things. It will also be updated for it.

Update X3: Apple has now released iOS 11.2.6 emergency-patch update in order to fix Telugu Indian character crashing bug.

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