[Updated] How to Jailbreak iOS 11 or Later on iPhone, iPad or iPod

By Alice Yang to iOS Tips, iOS 11 Jailbreak | Last Updated on Dec 7, 2018

iOS jailbreak tool Cydia creator believes jailbreaking iOS 11 is dead. iOS 11 jailbreak is a big challenge since many iOS jailbreak tools like TaiG, JailbreakMe, Absinthe, Cydia jailbreak are not updated anymore. The good news is that iOS 11 has been jailbroken by advanced users. Other popular iOS 11 jailbreak tools, among which are Pangu, Yalu, still offer iOS 11 jailbreak download links. We'll explain how to jailbreak iOS 11.3, 11.2, 11.1 on iPhone X/8/7/6s/6 Plus/5s/SE, iPad without data loss, and we also cover common iOS 11 jailbreaking problems and fixes.

Apple unveiled iOS 12 on Sept 17, 2018. Do you know what's new in the latest operation system? check the detailed iOS 12 pros and cons over iOS 11 and then make a decision whether to upgrade to iOS 12 or not.

Of course, if you are regretted after iOS 12 upgrading owing to a great number of problems like cannot connect to App Store, charging issues, WiFi dropping, etc, you can also downgrade iOS 12 to stay on iOS 11.4 as well.

Jailbreaking iOS 11 Pros and Cons

Before you get started to jailbreak iOS 11.3, 11.2 or 11.1, you'd better know exactly the pros and cons of jailbreaking iOS 11.

Advantages of jaibreaking iOS 11
1. More apps for iPhone. After jailbreaking iOS 11, you can install many other iPhone free apps that are not authorized by Apple.
2. More customization on iPhone. It's possible to customize your iPhone on iOS 11 as you wish and enjoy more features that Apple doesn't implement in iOS 11.
3. More control on jailbroken iPhone iPad running iOS 11, wonderful tweaks, free tethering, new functionality, freedom to get access to fun features.

iOS 11 jailbreak problems
1. Slower iPhone. Some will find their iPhones run slowly after jailbreaking iOS 11. Learn how to speed up iPhone on iOS 11.
2. Fast battery drain. 10% jailbreak iOS 11 users report battery life is affected. Here're some tips on how to improve iPhone battery life.
3. Security issues. You jailbroken iPhone will be at higher risk of being attacked by authorized apps, malware, adware etc.
4. Less free space. Lots of space will be taken up by corrupted files due to jailbreaking iOS 11. Look at tricks on how to free up space on iPhone.
5. Warranty is voided. It is one of the major iOS 11 jailbreak problems that your warranty is voided.
6. Other iOS 11 jailbreak pros. Other advantages of jailbreaking iOS 11 iPhone X/8/7 iPad include random crashes, legal issues, inability to upgrade OS, etc.

Remember to Backup Before Jailbreaking iOS 11!

Data backup is a must before you go to download iOS 11 jailbreak, in case that you encounter iOS 11 jailbreak problems and have to restore iPhone or iPad. Many tools or services can do this. You can backup iPhone to iTunes, iCloud, or backup with third party software like iTunes alternatives, GoogleDrive, Dropbox. We recommend you to use iOS 11 file backup software, many of which can copy photos, videos, movies, TV shows, purchases, music, books, DRM data, documents and a wide range of files on iOS 11 to Mac/PC in a click.

How to Jailbreak iOS 11 on iPhone (X/8/7 Plus), iPad

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# Method 1: Using Safari Browser

Step 1: Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad updated to iOS 11.
Step 2: Type in downloadpangu.org, or yalujailbreak.org or other iOS 11 jailbreak download sites.
Step 3: When the iOS 11 jailbreaking page you are visiting is loaded successfully, tap the UP arrow.
Step 4: Find the Add to Home Screen on the popping up window and tap it.
Step 5: Type in Pangu or Yalu or other names of iOS 11 jailbreak tools you are using and click Add. Now the new iOS 11 jailbreak tool icon should appear on the home page.

Also learn how to jailbreak iOS 10 on iPhone 7/6s/6 Plus/5s, iPad, iPod Touch.

how to jailbreak ios 11 with Yalu

# Method 2: Using Yalu iOS 11 Jailbreak App

Yalu iOS 11 jailbreak device compatibility
iPhone X/8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone SE
iPad Pro, new iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 2 running iOS 11 or higher.

What you'll need
A Mac or PC, the latest version of iTunes or other backup apps for iPhone iPad, a valid Apple ID, Cydia Impactor IPA Installer as you cannot directly install Yalu on iOS 11 iPhone iPad.

Note: Yalu says it's a new iOS 11 jailbreak, so you may encounter unexpected problems on your jailbroken iOS 11 based device.

iOS 11 jailbreak with Yalu app

Step 1: Connect your iPhone or iPad running iOS 11 to computer.
Step 2: Go to Settings > Touch ID & Password and disable your passcode and Touch ID.
Step 3: Go to Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone, iPad and disable Find my iPhone, iPad.
Step 4: Download Yalu IPA file and Cydia Impactor to computer and open it.
Step 5: Directly drag the Yalu IPA file to Cydia Impactor.
Step 6: Input your Apple ID Password and username on the pop up window.
Step 7: When the iOS 11 jailbreak installation is finished, disconnect your iPhone or iPad.
Step 8: Go to Settings > General > Profile & Device Management and find the Yalu certificate, click Trust it.
Step 9: You should see the iOS 11 jailbreak named mach_portal on the home screen. Launch it.
Step 10: Wait for a while and the Cydia app will appear on the home screen.

It's a semi untethered iOS 11 jailbreak. If your iPhone or iPad is rebooted, you have to repeat step 9 and step 10.

Common iOS 11 Jailbreak Problems & Fixes

boot/stuck apple logo, Yalu crashes
We find many users reported Apple logo boot loop issues after iOS 11 jailbreak using Yalu jailbreak app on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Follow the solutions below to fix boot loop and Yalu app crashing issue.

Step 1: Reboot your iPhone or iPad. But a hard reboot will bring your device back to non-jailbroken mode and you need to repeat step 9 and step 10 we show above to jailbreak iOS 11.3/11.2/11.1 again since it's a semi untethered jailbreak.
Step 2: Go back to the Home screen on your device, launch Yalu iOS 11 jailbreak app, press volume up after hiting GO. Don't let go until you get back to the lock screen, and then uninstall the tweak to see if boot loop issue is solved or not.
Step 3: If it doesn't work, try to restore your iPhone or iPad. But remember to backup iPhone or iPad before you do so.

Backup iOS 11 iPhone iPad Before Jailbreaking iOS 11

MacX MediaTrans can backup iPhone x/8/7/6s/6 Plus/SE/5s on iOS 11, iPad Pro data, including photos, music, movies, video, iBooks, purchases and other media files before jailbreaking iOS 11.

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