Hacker tweets photo of iPhone 7 jailbroken on iOS 10.1.1

A couple of days ago we showed you a demo video of iPhone 7 running iOS 10.1 with Cydia store installed on it revealing it can be jailbroken. There was a lot of skepticism surrounding its legitimacy, but now the established iOS hacker Luca Todesco is sharing photographic evidence of his own iPhone 7 jailbroken on iOS 10.1.1 via Twitter.


Todesco’s personal jailbreak isn’t linked to the one from last week. Each were made by two different individuals who would more than likely be using different exploits to get to the jailbroken state.

Creating a jailbreak for Apple’s latest iOS firmware requires getting around new security measures to thwart jailbreaking, like KPP (kernel patch protection). Todesco says he’s managed backwards compatibility with iOS 10.1 and now iOS 10.1.1.

For what it’s worth, Saurik already shared his opinion about these jailbreak teases in the Reddit thread of the demo video from last week, particularly pointing out the sketchiness of having to use a custom-built library instead of Cydia Substrate to run tweaks.

Releasing a jailbreak to the public requires a lot of resources, including tons of beta testing across the broad range of iOS 10 devices, programming a stable tool for both macOS and Windows, and then keeping up with bug fixes and improvements even beyond the initial public release.

These tasks are a lot for a single person to take on, which has played a huge role in why these teases have never been released to the public. Teams like Pangu and TaiG have the greatest likelihood of releasing a jailbreak for iOS 10; according to Pangu, the team has already been working on trying to get something together.

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