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How to Jailbreak iOS 11 on iPhone (X/8), iPad or Other Compatible Devices

iOS 11 Jailbreak | How to Jailbreak iOS 11 for Installing ANY App on iPhone (X/8), iPad etc.

iOS 11 made its first appearance at WWDC 2017 and was publically released on September 19. New design, smarter Siri, more convenient Apple Pay, improved Apple Music and iPad-specific features come to iOS 11. On the other hand, iOS 11 jailbreak is required by people who hope to root access to iOS 11 file system for installing unauthorized apps or making other customizations on iPhone (X/8/8 Plus), iPad or other supported devices. Well, here we will discuss how to jailbreak iOS 11.

Part 1: iOS 11 Jailbreak Pros and Cons
Part 2: How to Jailbreak iOS 11

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What You Must Do Before Jailbreaking iOS 11

It is strongly suggested to back up data on your iOS 11 devices to PC/Mac in case something important lost during jailbreaking. WinX MediaTrans is a handy iOS file manager which can help you copy photos, songs, videos, e-books, ringtones and iTunes purchases from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to computer for a backup.

iOS JailBreak

What Is iOS Jailbreak?

iOS jailbreak is a process to allow users to root access to iOS with removal of restrictions applied by Apple. After jailbreaking, apps, extensions and themes unavailable in App Store can be easily installed on iOS devices.

iOS Jailbreak Pros:
• Get permissions to optimize iOS and manage system files.
• Install more apps to realize advanced functions on devices.
• Customize themes, icons, tones etc, for devices.

iOS Jailbreak Cons:
• High power consumption
• Unstable system and low security
• Unable to upgrade to new iOS system unless new jailbreaking program is released.

>> Further Reading: Pros and Cons of Jailbreaking iOS 9?

How to Jailbreak iOS 11

As a matter of fact, iOS 11 will be more solid to prevent from jailbreaking. But, some outstanding teams, for example Yalu, also work hard to develop powerful tools to get a success of iOS 11 jailbreaking. In the following, we will show you how to jailbreak iOS 11 via Yalu.

Before jailbreaking, we need to do something like below:
1. Make sure that iOS 11 has been installed on your device.
>> Further Reading: How to Update to iOS 11 and Fix iOS 11 Update Problems

2. Make a backup of your iOS 11 device.
Tip: WinX MediaTrans is a good helper which is available to sync photos, songs, videos, e-books, Voice Memos, iTunes U, Podcast and iTunes purchases from iPhone (8), iPad and iPod Touch to Windows (10) PC. Using it, you can easily back up all media files on iDevices with no data loss or corrupt backup problem.

3. Turn off Passcode and Touch ID.
Open Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > click Finger 1/2/3/4/5 > Delete Fingerprint > back to Touch ID & Passcode > Turn Passcode Off

4. Disable Find my iPhone/iPad
Open Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone/iPad > turn off Find my iPhone/iPad.

After doing the above preparations, please follow the steps to jailbreak iOS 11 with Yalu.

Notice: Cydia Impactor is the essential assistant so that you should install this program on PC/Mac at first. In addition, iTunes and an Apple ID are required.

Jailbreak iOS 11 with Yalu

Step 1. Download Yalu jailbreak .ipa file on PC/Mac.
Step 2. Connect your iOS 11 device to computer and launch Cydia Impactor.
Step 3. Drag Yalu .ipa file into Cydia Impactor.
Step 4. Input Apple ID and password when the dialogue box pops up.
Step 5. Now, Cydia Impactor will help install the jailbreak tool on the device. After the installation is finished, you can find an app titled "mach_portal" on Home screen.
Step 6. Trust the developer profile. Open Settings > General > Profile > locate the app named Yalu or mach_portal > tap Trust.
Step 7. Back to Home screen and launch mach_portal to start jailbreaking iOS 11. After the process is completed, Cydia will be automatically shown on Home screen, which means that your iOS 11 device has been sucessfully jailbroken.
>> Further Reading: How to Download and Install Cydia on iOS

If you unfortunately fail to jailbreak iOS 11 using the solutions, you can try to downgrade iOS 11 to iOS 10.3.2 for jailbreaking or run on unjailbroken devices until a new program which can make iOS 11 jailbreaking a reality is developed.

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• Export photos, videos, music, e-books etc, from iOS devices to computer for a backup or vice versae.
• Delete unnecessary photo albums, videos, songs, e-books etc, from iOS devices for space saving.
• Manage music saved on iOS devices, for example edit title, album, composer, year of a song; create/delete playlist on/from iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch; delete one or multiple or all songs from iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.
• Remove DRM from iTunes purchases for playing iTunes songs, movies on any player/device without trouble.

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