The work-in-progress Tigris iOS 11 jailbreak that’s going to be semi-untethered and available for free from tweak developer @antique_dev and his team is one of the biggest hopes for the iOS jailbreak community. When is it expected, what devices will it work on and what other notable features does it have?
iOS 11 Jailbreak Device Compatibility
The big deal about the iOS 11 jailbreak called Tigris is that it will work on all 64-bit devices, including iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s. Since it’s an iOS 11 jailbreak, we’re assuming it will also work with iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus as well. The reason that’s good news is that there are very few jailbreak options for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus on iOS 10(.x(.x)), and the only ones available are all in various beta stages.
As such, none of the current iOS 10 jailbreaks that support iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are all that stable, and unless you have some tech/dev experience, it’s not recommended that you try installing these. Well, at least not if you don’t want your device to be bricked.
iOS 11 Jailbreak Features
We know that this is intended to be a semi-untethered jailbreak, and stable. Not much else is known, but the team – Tigris Dev Team – is made up of expert tweak developers so there’s a good chance that their new work on tweaks will get a free showcase when the iOS 11 jailbreak is finally out.
The good news: if the exploits are still functional, the team will also be porting the jailbreak to iOS 10.3.x.
iOS 11 Jailbreak Release Date
This one’s a little tricky to pin down. Obviously, it’s only going to be released after the public release of iOS 11, so we can expect it to be available sometime after the official launch of iPhone 8, which should happen in early September.
Unfortunately, we won’t know what the outer limit is since the iOS 11 jailbreak is still in very early stages of being compiled. But even if it’s ready while iOS 11 is still in beta, it’s very unlikely that Tigris Dev Team will release it before iOS 11 comes to all eligible devices. The iOS 10.3.x port will only come after that, presumably.
The best case scenario is that the Tigris iOS 11 jailbreak will be released right after the public version of iOS 11 drops.
What’s interesting to note, and we’ve actually predicted this, is that a new wave of jailbreakers is emerging from the ashes of Apple’s destructive fire. Read that as the Bug Bounty Program. Most of the big names in jailbreaking have already gone over to the other side since Apple made it extremely lucrative for them to report vulnerabilities and submit working exploits rather than compile them into jailbreaks and release them to the public for free.
At this point, we don’t know what the exploit is for this jailbreak, obviously, but we do know that it is not based on a 0-day exploit. And it’s not likely to be based on Adam Donenfeld’s exploit for iOS 10.3.1 because that was very likely already patched on iOS 10.3.2.
In any case, the team seems confident that it will release a working, semi-tethered iOS 11 jailbreak that is stable and free. And it will support iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. That’s a big achievement if they manage to pull it off.