The jailbreak community has been holding their horses for quite some time already as working teams suddenly became silent after a few developments in the recent months. The last thing the community has heard about was KeenLab's jailbreak demo on iOS 11. After that, progress has not been made, at least in public's eyes. Could this utter silence be a tell-tale sign that Apple is winning and jailbreak is over?
Back in June, jailbreaking pioneers like Jay Freeman, Nicholas Allegra and Michael Wang were on the same page that iOS device jailbreak is going to die. Right off the year started, Luca Todesco, another pioneer, was even straightforward to reveal that the iOS 10.2 is his last.
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Freeman, also known as Saurik, the creator of Cydia, shook the entire jailbreak community after he told Motherboard that he no longer recommends jailbreaking an iPhone anymore. On the one hand, Allegra, also known as comex, put it frankly that "jailbreak's basically dead at this point." The last functional jailbreak that time was for iOS 10.3.1 by Pangu Team.
Around the same time, photos of iOS 10.3.2 and iOS 11 beta being jailbroken made it to Chinese microblogging site Weibo. Months later, in August, KeenLab showed off an iOS 10.3.2 and iOS 11 beta jailbreak demo on iPhone 6 and iPhone 7. The community was so hyped about the news, giving them a ray of hope peeking through the window.
In the meantime, Apple continues its crackdown on making iOS as safer and more secure as possible. That might not be everything for people in the jailbreak community. There is no official word from a reliable jailbreak team or developer yet, but the community might be able to witness a public jailbreak for iOS 10.3.x very soon.
Watch KeenLab iOS 10.3.2 and iOS 11 beta jailbreak demo: