How to jailbreak iOS 10.1.1, 10.1, 10.0.2 or 10? Is that even possible now? What are the latest news in the jailbreak community? Here are everything you need to know
iOS 10 has been around for nearly a month now and there were few patches already since iOS 10.0.1. But there is still no news yet about any public jailbreak release for iOS 10.1.1, 10.1 or 10. However, there were a few rumors about iOS 10 being jailbroken already and a public jailbreak is on its way. While you may ask if there is still a way to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad running iOS 10.1.1, 10.1, 10.2 or 10, we suggest that you continue reading below as we have summarize everything you need to know about jailbreak and what you should do to preserve a future jailbreak.
What is the latest jailbreak-able iOS version?
If you are a jailbreak fan, you should have already know that the latest available jailbreak now is iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, publicly released by a prominent Chinese dev team known as Pangu. If you see any jailbreak (at the date this post was written) claim to be able to jailbreak any iOS later than iOS 9.3.3 such as iOS 9.3.5, 9.3.4 or iOS 10, they are very likely fake and might pose a threat to your computer and your iPhone. Waste no more time to search for a jailbreak that is impossible at the first place. You will just have to wait patiently til someone release a public jailbreak for iOS 10.
It took nearly 6 months for a dev team to actually release a public jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 after so many attempts. You can expect jailbreak for iOS 10, iOS 10.1.1, 10.1, 10.2 or any later iOS to be released a lot of months after. Well, there are good news about iOS 10 being secretly jailbroken already by some devs. Read more about the updates below.
How about we downgrade to iOS 9.3.3 so that we can jailbreak?
Can we still downgrade iOS 10 to 9.3.3 in order to jailbreak our device? Well, sadly no. If you are new to jailbreak and iOS, you will need to know that iOS installation will have to go through a process we called the signing phase, which is a phase enforced by Apple to anyone who uses iTunes (the only way to restore iOS on your iPhone) to restore your device into any iOS version.
When you restore your iPhone to an iOS version, iTunes will send your request and all the info including your device model and iOS version number that are about to be installed to Apple server. If let’s say that particular iOS version is still being signed by Apple, iTunes will return a positive and will begin to restore your device. If Apple has stopped signing the said iOS version, iTunes will immediately return an error (3194, 100, 1671 or others), making it impossible to proceed. There is no way to bypass this process. If Apple doesn’t sign it, you can’t install it.
Apple is currently signing only iOS 10.1.1 and 10.1. Any version below them will not get signed by Apple anymore. Apple usually stop signing for an iOS a few weeks after a newer iOS version is released. So, the only time you can still downgrade to these iOS version is in that period of time. Now it’s no longer possible to downgrade to iOS version such as iOS 10.0.2, 10, 9.3.5, 9.3.4. However, for iOS 9.3.5, you can still restore to it if you own a rather old device such as iPhone 4s that is not iOS 10 supported (devices other than iPhone 7, 6s, 6, 6s and 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, iPhone SE, iPad air 1, 2, iPad Pro, iPad mini 2, 3, 4, iPad models above 3rd generation, and iPod Touch 6th generation).
What should I do now to get a jailbreak for my device?
If you are already way ahead of iOS 9.3.3, there is no choice but to wait for an actual public jailbreak release for iOS 10+ while enjoying the new features it offers. It’s probably better for you to just update to the latest version for the new features, bug fixes and security patches while waiting for a jailbreak.
If you are with iOS 9.3.3, you are a lucky person. You can jailbreak your device now with Pangu jailbreak tool (but currently only semi-tethered). Be cautious not to accidentally update to the latest iOS as there is no coming back anymore once you have updated. Stay away from all kinds of iOS updates for now if you value your jailbreak.
Latest news on iOS 10.1.1, 10.1 jailbreak releases
Update 4: An exploit of iOS 10.1.1 has been released. It means that a jailbreak for iOS 10.1.1 will be here any time soon. For now, make sure you are running iOS 10.1.1. Restore to it now before Apple stops signing for it.
Update 3: Luca Tedesco, is here again bringing us good news as always, has now jailbroken the final version of iOS 10 on an iPad. At least we now know that a jailbreak for iOS 10 is already possible and on its way to the public.
Update 2: Luca Tedesco, a very prominent genius dev, has just managed to jailbreak iPhone 7 running iOS 10.0.1 on a video on YouTube.
Update 1: Surprisingly, Zerodium, a privately held and venture backed cyber-security company, is now offering USD 1.5 million bounty for a remote iOS 10 jailbreak.
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