The latest iOS release has just been pushed out by Apple. iOS 11.2.5 download [ext link] adds in HomePod support, ready for its release soon, fixes a few bugs and provides a few enhancements to performance. Everyone can download it right away on their devices but, before you do, we need to look at whether there will be an iOS 11.2.5 jailbreak [ext link] anytime soon.
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We all know how quickly things can change in the jailbreak scene and we don’t always know when something has happened. For example, a couple of jailbreaks were demoed for up to iOS 11.2, but they never went anywhere because the vulnerabilities were patched almost immediately, rendering the jailbreaks unusable. With our previously relied upon jailbreak teams, like Pangu and Taig, nowhere to be seen or heard from, we are left now waiting for another team to come up with a vulnerability that they can use.
One of those teams is Alibaba Pandora Labs, a relative unknown in the jailbreak community. They have produced a fully untethered working jailbreak that gives root access to users – exactly what we are looking for. The problem is, right now, they have no intentions of releasing that jailbreak to the public and there could be many reasons for this. There are a few developers that like to prove they can jailbreak but don’t take it any further and there are others that get sucked in by the chance of being paid by Apple to find vulnerabilities.
The Bug Bounty program from Apple is too much of a temptation for some developers. With the chance of being paid anything up to $200,00 for reporting a working vulnerability, they much prefer to go down that route than allow the public to jailbreak their devices. However, this isn’t always a bad thing, believe it or not. Once the bug has been reported, Apple will fix it for future iOS versions and that leaves it free to use for earlier ones.
So, as far as an iOS 11.2.5 jailbreak is concerned, don’t hold your breath at the moment. Things can change very quickly and there is always the chance of an earlier iOS version being jailbroken; it is for this reason that we tell you not to update your iOS unless it is critical that you do so.
We will be keeping an eye out for any iOS 11.2.5 jailbreak news so follow us on Facebook to make sure you are first in line to hear it.