FilzaEscaped – Read/Write access for Root Filesystem [No Jailbreak]

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FilzaEscaped – Read/Write access for Root Filesystem [No Jailbreak]
Filza made its way onto our non-jailbroken iOS devices a while ago. Now, it’s FilzaEscaped’s turn to do that. Download this amazing new utility for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch below.


FilzaEscaped is an enhanced version of Filza file explorer and works without jailbreak. It is developed by developer Bas Van Turnhout aka Dry05, who is a newcomer on the jailbreak scene.

It utilizes the original Filza code and injects the async_wake exploit for iOS 11 into it.

It is quite similar to FilzaJailed

You can easily view and edit the files present in the root filesystem. This is something that is missing from FilzaJailed.

As of now, you can easily change themes and browse any directory without crashing including all other elementary functions.

Apart from that, it uses the original Filza source code with proper permissions from its developer. Therefore, there’s absolutely no piracy going on herein.

Again, I highly recommend NOT to install this application if you don’t what you are doing.

  • Update (December 23, 2017) – A new mirror is live since the original link went down.
  • Update (July 17, 2018) – Add compatibility for iOS 12.0-12.2 firmware.


There’s no official compatibility list by the developer yet. So we must test it out ourselves on our 64-bit devices. I did test it on my iPhone 7 plus and it works just fine.

Therefore, there’s no good reason as to why it won’t work on all 64-bit devices including iPhone X. As far as A12 devices are concerned, this app offers partial support for them.


It works with all versions of iOS 11 firmware, that is, 11-11.1.2. The latest update also adds support for iOS 11.2-11.3.1. If your device is running iOS 11.2-11.3.1, be sure to use the VFS or Multi_path version.
Here’s the full list of compatible firmware versions.

  • 11.0
  • 11.0.1
  • 11.0.2
  • 11.0.3
  • 11.1
  • 11.1.1
  • 11.1.2
  • 11.2
  • 11.2.1
  • 11.2.2
  • 11.2.5
  • 11.2.6
  • 11.3
  • 11.3.1
  • 12.0
  • 12.0.1
  • 12.1
  • 12.1.1
  • 12.1.2
  • 12.1.3
  • 12.1.4
  • 12.2

IOS 11.2-11.3.1

VFS (no developer account)
Multi_path (developer account)

IOS 11-11.1.2

IPA file (mirror)
IPA file (version 2)

IOS 12.0-12.2

IPA file


Step 1 Download the IPA file using the direct download above. Transfer it to your desktop.

Step 2 Launch Cydia Impactor tool and drag this IPA file into its window

Step 3 Key in your Apple ID details.

Step 4 Wait for the app to install. Once it does, it will appear on your home screen.

Step 5 Now, you must verify this app before you decide to launch it. Go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management, tap on your Apple ID email and verify it.

Step 6 That’s it! You can now launch the app and explore the root filesystem freely.

The developer is also working on an iOS 9 and 10 port of this application.

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