Get Your Hopes Up – Saurik is Working on Cydia Update for iOS 11 Jailbreak

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Dec 19, 2017

In case you needed assurance that there might be an iOS 11 jailbreak, we have some good news from the creator of Cydia himself, Saurik (aka Jay Freeman).

Saurik Confirms on a Reddit Thread that He’s Working on a Cydia Update for iOS 11.

The news regarding an iOS 11.2 / iOS 11.2.1 jailbreak was left in tatters when everyone realized that the jailbreak would never ever be released to the public, and instead would be available for developers for research purposes only. Long story short: there will never be a jailbreak for iOS 11.2 / iOS 11.2.1. But, Google’s Ian Beer went ahead and highlighted an exploit necessary for an iOS 11.1.2 jailbreak instead, which turned out to be unlucky for everyone as Apple stopped signing the firmware altogether. This means that you cannot downgrade or upgrade to that particular version of iOS no matter what you did. All hope seems lost now, does it? Wrong.

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In a Reddit post, Saurik chimed in to state that he is indeed working on an iOS 11 update for Cydia. So basically, this gives us extremely high hopes that we would eventually end up seeing an iOS 11 jailbreak. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:

I never made “millions” and I currently lose a lot of money each month on Cydia. I now have a “day job” where I spend a bunch of my earnings to pay for it (which I then have to balance with Cydia work). I am working on the iOS 11 updates even so, because despite people like you always trying to dispell people from thanking me for my efforts, I have managed to maintain my passion for the concept of jailbreaking as I truly believe in the concept.

Apart from the news that Saurik is working on an iOS 11 update for Cydia, the situation looks quite grim too. Running a portal such as Cydia is a financially taxing task, something I’m certain many will realize. And given the fact that Apple has doubled down on iOS security lately, patching everything as quickly as possible that could lead to a jailbreak, the jailbreak community has indeed taken a blow quite severely.

Let’s hope that we end up seeing a solid solution for the public that ends up beneficial not just for users, but for those who put endless hours in making everything worthwhile too.