Jailbreaking is always an arms race between Apple and the tinkering hackers who love to get past technological limits. As such, jailbreaking iOS 10.3/11 isn’t very easy, but it can still be done. Jailbreaking an iPhone has quite a few advantages, the main one being that you have more control over the apps you put on your phone and what you customize. Jailbreaking also allows you to tether for only a one-time fee.
1 Is It Possible to Jailbreak iOS 10.3?
Yes, it is indeed possible to jailbreak iOS 10.3, though as mentioned before, it is not a totally simple process. Of course, 10.3 just came out, so the process will probably become easier as time goes on and developers of jailbreaking software get a chance to reverse engineer. As it is, there are already a few different ways to jailbreak your iOS 11 device.
2 Jailbreak iOS 11 With TaiG9 and Cydia Impactor
You will have to download two files for this method. Here is how you do it:
Step 1: Download TaiGbeta.ipa to your PC (or Mac). Also, download Cydia Impactor.
Step 2: Plug your iOS 11 iPhone 7/6/5 into your computer and launch Cydia Impactor.
Step 3: With the Cydia Impactor opened, Drag TaiG9 beta.ipa file into the Cydia app.
Step 4: When asked, put in your Apple ID and password. It will then install the TaiG9 IPA program onto your iOS 11 device.
Step 5: You will see the TaiG icon on your device’s Home screen. Tap on the icon, wait for TaiG to open, then tap where it says “Install Cydia.”
Step 6: After your device restarts, you can use Cydia
This effectively jailbreaks your device, BUT you can only do this for 7 days at a time. After a week, it will expire, and you’ll have to do all of the above steps over again. Also, you’ll have to do it all over again every time you restart your phone.
3 Jailbreak iOS 10.3 Using Yalu
You can also use a combination of Cydia and Yalu. Here is how you do that:
Step 2: Go to yalujailbreak.org.
Step 3: Wait for it to finish loading and click the UP arrow icon at the bottom.
Step 4: Tap “Add to Home Screen”.
Step 5: Create a name for the Yalu app, like “Yalu”. Then tap “Add button.
Step 6: Go to your device home screen and you will find the Yalu app there.
Step 7: Tap it, then hit “Go.” Your iPhone or iPad should now restart.
Step 8: Cydia should now be on your phone. Open it to initiate the jailbreak process.
4 Jailbreak iOS 11 Using Pangu
According to the Pangu official site, there is not yet a public release for Pangu that will work with iOS 11. This means that any versions of Pangu that you see floating around that claim to work with this latest version of iOS are probably a scam. Spare yourself from malware and only download from the official Pangu site: en.pangi.io.
However, keep an eye out for updates, as Pangu is a well-known provider of jailbreaking software.
5 Jailbreak iOS 11 With zJailbreak
zJailbreaker is an easy method that allows you to install non-official apps on a phone that hasn’t been rooted. It’s like an app store for unofficial apps. Here is how you install it:
Step 2: zJailbreak will check compatibility. If your device is compatible, then it will give you the option to install. So tap “Install zjailbreak” if this is the case.
Step 3: In the Install Profile, tap “Install.”
Step 4: It will ask for your passcode if you have one. Put it in.
Step 5: Tap where it says “Install” (again).
Step 6: Tap where it says “Done.”
You should now see the zJailbreak icon on your device’s home screen. You can now download apps from their store.
6 Jailbreak iOS 11 With Evasi0n
The nice thing about evasi0n is that it offers a permanent way to jailbreak your phone. Here is how you can do it:
Step 2: Plug your iOS 10.3 iPhone 7/6/5 into your PC.
Step 3: Click on the Evasi0n icon to open the application.
Step 4: Click where it says “Jailbreak” in the Evasi0n program.
Step 5: When everything is done, the Cydia icon will be on the home screen on your device. This means that it worked.
Remember to Always Back Up Data
Needless to say, remember to always back up your data before you make any changes. You can do this through iTunes.
7Part 3: Jailbreak iOS 10.3 With Evasi0n
The best way to deal with issues is to prevent them from happening in the first place. To that end, make sure that:
- You back up your data.
- You pick well-known, tested jailbreaking software. (Or you could end up bricking your iOS 10.3 iPhone.)
- You avoid jailbreaking entirely if you don’t know what you’re doing.
If something goes wrong, try to restore to your latest backup. If that doesn’t work and you’ve bricked your iPhone, you may need to take your device to a professional, and Apple may not help you. Jailbreaking usually voids your warranty, so be careful.