The iPhone X and iPhone 8 have been jailbroken, proving Apple’s A11 Bionic chipset can and will be exploited
The iPhone X has been jailbroken already. And that has to be some kind of record? Hackers in Korea pulled it off, though don’t expect to see a released version of the exploit anytime soon – the company has not released any details about the exploit.
The firm behind the jailbreak is KeenLab, according to Redmond Pie, who showed off the exploit at POC2017 in South Korea, confirming there are still plenty of ways into the back end of Apple’s hardware.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that the company’s A11 chipset has been around since September, so hackers have had plenty of time to get to know its inner workings and nuances. Still, even by super-human standards, this is a very quick jailbreak.
Nevertheless, KeenLab WILL NOT release the jailbreak, nor will it discuss how it achieved it. Bummer, right? Yep. Pretty much. Instead, the company will likely ship the solution off to the highest bidder. Hell, it might even sell it back to Apple.
KeenLab isn’t the only game in town, however, so while it might be the first it certainly won’t be the only hacking firm that finds a way to get inside and exploit Apple’s proprietary software. There will be more, plenty more, and once they find a way it will be released and made available to all iPhone X users.
The main thing to remember here is this: jailbreaking the iPhone 8 and iPhone X can and has been done, so it is only a matter of time before a working jailbreak lands. And when it does, we’ll be sure to let you know.
Not sure what jailbreaking is? Read our guide on jailbreaking your iPhone for more details.