iPhone X just recently went on sale, but a South Korean jailbreak specialist has already figured out a way to hack it.
A working jailbreak for the newest version iOS 11.1.1 was demonstrated at the POC2017 event in Seoul. Hacker Lian Chen from KeenLab was able to make it. Note that about a day passed between the release of the update iOS and its hacking with a public demonstration. Watch the video from POC2017 below.
iOS 11.1.1 jailbreak by Liang Chen from Keen Lab. pic.twitter.com/WLI07Us5pV
– vangelis (@vangelis_at_POC) November 10, 2017
This jailbreak is not yet available to the general public – and not a fact that it ever will be – but it is definitely an achievement for the entire community. Although jailbreak is losing its popularity, it is striking from a programmer's point of view that Chen was able to access iPhone X features like Face ID and unique gestures.
Are you interested in the iOS 11 jailbreak? In your opinion, in 2017 there is still at least some sense to voluntarily hack your smartphone for the sake of extended control over it? Share your opinion in the comments!