On June 29, Reddit user Antique_Dev submitted a post saying that he and several other Redditors are working on an iOS 11 jailbreak they’ve codenamed “Tigris”. The Tigris dev team are starting from scratch using their knowledge of C+ and ObjC and are planning to make the jailbreak a stable, semi-tethered tool. The jailbreak will be made available to all 64-bit iOS devices that run on iOS 11.
This news caught the attention of the jailbreaking community, with many people applauding the Tigris dev team’s effort and giving suggestions on how to speed up the development process. Others, meanwhile, are criticizing them for building a jailbreak seemingly without any exploit on hand and making the announcement without having anything to show for it.
Still, it’s good to know that a few developers are working on a jailbreaking tool for iOS 11 as it gives users something to look forward to. If you’re interested in Tigris and iOS 11 jailbreaks in general, here’s what you should know:
- There’s no ETA yet for Tigris
In his Reddit post, Antique_Dev didn’t specify when the tool would be released, although he did say that they “don’t plan on making this in 2 days or 1 week”. It’s also important to note that iOS 11 is still in public beta, which means that Apple can still make numerous changes that can affect the progress of any jailbreaking tool being made. So, it might be some time before you can get your hands on Tigris or any iOS 11 jailbreak for that matter.
- It’s not advisable to update to iOS 11 now
Just like with other public betas, the iOS 11 public beta isn’t exactly stable and may come with several bugs. If you have an extra phone for testing, it’s advisable to use it to give the iOS 11 beta a try. If you have just one phone and use it as your daily driver, you’ll want to stick with your current iOS version.
- You can contribute to the team
If you have experience in security research, reverse engineering, debugging, and other fields, why not reach out to the Tigris dev team? You can assist in the development of the jailbreak and contribute to the jailbreaking community.
Read our post to learn more about iOS 11 jailbreaks!