It didn’t take long for the iPhone X to be added to the line of iPhones that have been jailbroken. The smartphone has been on the market for a week and the device has already met the fate of being jailbroken. Jailbreak fans, rejoice!
That A11 Bionic chip does have vulnerabilities that can be exploited to offer a jailbreak to users. Those of you that want to jailbreak your iPhone X won’t have to wait too long (maybe). It’s important to remember that the A11 Bionic chip is also found inside the iPhone 8. This means that the jailbreakers have had plenty of time to figure out an option for both smartphones.
The jailbreak was demoed at POC2017 in Seoul, South Korea. The iPhone X was running the latest released iOS 11.1.1 patch. The first company to have successfully jailbreak the iPhone X security is KeenLab, RedmondPie reports.
There’s something to keep in mind. KeenLab isn’t one of those companies that generally releases a jailbreak into the wild after discovering an exploit. KeenLab’s Liang Chen didn’t disclose anything about the vulnerabilities found in the iPhone X. It might be a safe bet to say that the exploit more than likely will be sold to the highest bidder or even sold to Apple through its Bug Bounty Program, depending on how much Apple offers in compensation.
KeenLab previously demoed jailbreaks for iOS 11 betas and iOS 10.3.2, but did not release any public tools for jailbreak users. This leads us to believe that the chances of a public jailbreak are fairly low. There’s something to keep in mind though. The A11 Bionic chip does have vulnerabilities and another group or individual could potentially find the exploits to release a pubic jailbreak. It’s only a matter of time.