After yesterday’s news that Apple had decided to sign iOS 10.1.1 no longer, many had become concerned that a iOS 10 jailbreak would not appear. However, Italian developer Luca Todesco has kept to his word and managed to deliver much sooner than most thought.
iOS 10.1 jailbreak possible due to Project Zero
So far this week has proven to be a tumultuous week for the jailbreaking community. Now Thanks to Google’s project zero and Luca Todesco, we have a working jailbreak. When it was released and subsequently announced, Todesco all but promised users a jailbreak solution which would be downloadable and offered the public a functioning Cydia on iOS 10.1.1, but it appears that this work is complete. Giving both iPad and iPhone owners on 10.1 and 10.1.1 the choice of removing them from Apple’s clutches.
As you would expect, the enthusiastic jailbreaking community is in a joyous mood about this pre-Christmas gift. However, there are a couple of catches.
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As with most new release pieces of software, this is a beta release, meaning it’s possible that there could be bugs and all sorts of early unforeseen problems. Additionally, this iOS 10 jailbreak is only compatible with certain devices, such as the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus running on 10.1 and 10.1.1 and also the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus on any version of iOS 10 below 10.2. The iPad Pro is also compatible with this jailbreak.
For the moment, this solution does not support Cydia, but Todesco said it will arrive soon.
The bad news
Unfortunately, if you upgraded to iOS 10.2 and missed the widespread downgrade “now” memo, you can’t use this iOS 10 jailbreak because, as we’ve previously mentioned, Apple stopped signing iOS 10.1.1 yesterday in a bid to trap people/ prevent them from jailbreaking.
But if you’re an Redmondpie reader, there’s a chance you could have taken their advice and saved your SHSH2 blobs for iOS 10.1.1. Doing so would enable you to upgrade from an earlier firmware version and still take advantage of this jailbreak.
Download the IPA file
If you managed to protect yourself from Apple’s antics, you can download the jailbreak IPA file here. So if you know how to jailbreak your own device, you can go ahead and do so. However, if you’re not sure, you should wait until we publish a tutorial or search Google for help.
One additional piece of information worth sharing is that this solution is of the semi-untethered variety, meaning that it’s like the PanGu 9.3.3 jailbreak: once your device reboots, it will need jailbreaking again.
If you plan to go ahead and download and implement the IPA file, we’re here to help if you have questions. However, we would advise that you wait if you have any doubts about your ability to jailbreak.