iOS 10 Jailbreak Tool Released: Works On iPhone 7
We’ve known that exploits have allowed iOS 10 be jailbroken for a few months, with prominent figures in the jailbreaking community that work on the next generation of tools having shown working jailbreaks on Apple’s latest iOS version. However, we haven’t seen a public tool released since Pangu’s semi-untethered jailbreak for iOS 9.2-9.3.3 back in July.
Thankfully, there is some real, official news – an iOS 10 jailbreak tool exists and you can download it now, courtesy of Italian hacker Luca Todesco, aka @qwertyoruiopz.
However, there is some bad news. It’s only in beta form, which means that it will likely have bugs and stability issues. Secondly, it’s only in semi-untethered form, so you’ll need to re-jailbreak your device every time you reboot.
The latter isn’t too much of an issue – we’ve had to do this with the previous Pangu Jailbreak, although there it was very easy as you just had to run the tool via an app on the device. You didn’t need to connect your device to a PC at all.
Stability issues are likely a dealbreaker, though – the jailbreak is only in beta form and at the moment has only been tested on the iPhone 7/7 Plus, 6S/6S Plus and the iPad Pro. However, there’s an even bigger catch – the jailbreak tool is only compatible with iOS 10.1.1.
The jailbreak community had heard rumors of the tools release, but the issue was do they leave the sanctity of the stable 9.3.3 Pangu release and upgrade to 10.1.1 or stay put? Many chose the latter for obvious reasons, but those that did upgrade were met with stability issues, although the hope is that the tool will be upgraded.
As Apple recently stopped signing iOS 10.1.1 – it has already updated to iOS 10.2 back on December 12th, if you’re not currently on 10.1.1, there’s no way to jailbreak.