Apple continuously releases iOS 11.1 betas these days. Every beta releases include bug fixing or new features adding. It always makes stable iOS version finally. When comparing iOS 11 betas and iOS 11.1 betas, iOS 11 is the turning point of the iPhone mobile history. Apple has added more than 100 features through iOS 11 betas and It introduced iPhone X to celebrate 10th anniversary of the Apple with iOS 11 version. Most of those introduced features, already have used as jailbroken features. So, Jailbreak always raises the value of the iDevice by adding third party apps.
Jailbreak means removing Apple software restrictions of iDevices to allow to install third party apps, which is not available in App store. Even if Apple tries to prevent the jailbreak, it is a legal process. However, it can not apply same jailbreak process for every device or iOS version. It may vary depending on the device model and the iOS version. When looking at iOS 11.1 jailbreak, it is a same procedure.
So far Keen Team is the one and only developer, which is hinted about the jailbreak possibility of iOS 11.1. However, Keen Team is done it privately. According to the developer, this method can apply for all the iOS 11.1 beta versions to install third party apps. This is the second successful attempt of Keen Team. First Jailbroken attempt was done showing the possibility of iOS 11 second beta and iOS 10.3.2 at MOSEC 2017.
What is the Keen IPA and how to use it?
IPA file means iOS application archive file. It fulls with content of functions or apps. Keen Team made Keen IPA as a jailbreak tool targeting only iOS 11.1 beta versions and It needs to develop more to use for iOS 11.1 version. There are several challenges to be success for the Keen team to archive jailbreak for iOS 11.1. The main challenge is jailbreak prevention of Apple. Apple always tries to stop the jailbreak by increasing security protection. Apple already has protected iOS 11 version and it will increase more when it releases iOS 11.1 version.
Most probably, Apple will patch this Keen IPA method, when it releases iOS 11.1 public version. Until then, jailbreak fans can use following guide. However, Keen IPA is only compatible with iOS 11.1 beta versions and you cannot use the same tool and the same jailbreak process for iOS 11 & iOS 11.0.X versions.
Requirements before start the jailbreak.
- A device running any iOS 11.1 beta version.
- Cydia Impactor tool according to the Operating System. (Windows or Mac or Linux)
- Disable Touch ID, turn off find my iPhone, disable Passcode until complete the Keen jailbreak process.
Step 01 – Download Keen IPA from here.
Step 02 – Download Cydia Impactor from here.
Step 02 – Connect the device with the PC.
Step 03 – Open Cydia Impactor. Drag the Keen IPA and drop it into the Cydia Impactor.
Step 04 – It asks your Apple ID and the Password to sign the Keen IPA.
Step 05 – It will place the Keen App on your homescreen. Trust the app first to open it.
Go to Settings — > General — > Profile and Device management — > Trust the app.
Step 06 – Go to homescreen again and open Keen app.
Step 07 – Tap the Jailbreak button and let it to complete the jailbreak process. It will take few seconds to complete.
Step 08 – When it complete the process, your device will restart. Then go to homescreen and find the Cydia. Now, users can install third party apps using Cydia.