iPhone X Jailbreak on iOS 11.1.1 by Keen Labs

Keen Labs was success at developing a jailbreak for iPhone X within 2 weeks from the iPhone X release. They have demonstrated this at the POC 2017 security and hacking conference in South Korea last week. Jailbroken iPhone X was running iOS 11.1.1 the latest iOS version released a few hours before the demonstration. Which means, the bug they used to exploit the system is available in iOS 11.1 and Apple failed to patch them in iOS 11.1.1. Watch the live demonstration of iOS 11.1.1 jailbreak on iPhone X by Liang Chen of Keen Labs.

Release Date of the Keen Jailbreak

The demo was on iPhone X, but we can hope that iPhone 8 jailbreak is possible with keen IPA. Release date for this jailbreak tool is uncertain, but we believe that jailbreak tool is almost finished and there may be some final tunings. Keen Labs team was successfully jailbroke iOS 11 beta 2 at the MOSEC 2017 a few months ago.

Keen Jailbreak for iOS 11

iOS 11 beta 1 developer version was released along with the WWDC 17 at San Jose on 05th June. It only took about three weeks for developers to develop a Jailbreak solution / Jailbreak tool for iOS 11. A group of security researchers from Keen Labs lead by Lian Cheng has demonstrated jailbreak for iOS 11 at the Mobile Security Conference (MOSEC) at Shanghai. They were exhibit Jailbreaking of following iOS versions at the MOSEC.

  • iOS 11 beta 2 on iPhone 7
  • iOS 10.3.2 on iPhone 7
  • iOS 10.3.2 on iPhone 6


Keen team has released a video of jailbreaking process they were done at MOSEC 2017.

But if they don't reveal the bugs to Apple and if Apple didn't already patch them, we can hope that they will release a Jailbreak soon after the public release of iOS 11.

About Keen Team

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Keen team is a well known security research group in the community. They are conducting security researches on operating systems, IOT, cloud computing and smart devices. They were trying to build a Jailbreak tool for iOS 9 at the time it released with collaboration of Pangu and Taig. But as those teams were not supported them, they were unable to release a Jailbreak tool but they released Android PingPong Root Tool for Samsung Galaxy S6.