Jailbreak for iPhone 7 running iOS 10 is yet to be released and while jailbreakers are eagerly waiting for its release, Apple’s security updates are seemingly making it harder for hackers to release a working jailbreak.
Video demonstrations of a jailbroken iPhone 7 running iOS 10.0.1 popped up on the Internet sometime back, but soon after that Apple released iOS 10.1.1 raising concerns that Apple may have gotten onto the security loopholes exploited by jailbreaking team Pangu and others. However, it turns out that the update hasn’t stopped iOS hacker Luca Todesco as he has managed to jailbreak an iPhone 7 running iOS 10.1.1.
Todesco has released photographic evidence of the jailbreak via Twitter [image below] wherein he has mentioned that the jailbreak code has been updated to work on iOS 10.1. With this, chances are that the jailbreak for iOS 10.1.1 won’t be far until and unless Apple decides to push a new update viz. 10.2 to patch security vulnerabilities that may have been exploited for the latest jailbreak.
The iOS jailbreak community has grown impatient over the last few weeks considering that there has been no working jailbreak for iOS 10. Also, the last jailbreak that was released was for iOS 9.3.5 after which no new jailbreak tool targeting the latest iOS has been released.
One of the primary reasons why the latest iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak is outstanding – if at all it is real – is that Apple closed a ton of security loopholes and put in place security features including its latest KPP protection. This means that Todesco may have used a different exploit to jailbreak iOS 10.1.1 than the one that was used for the video demonstration.
While other iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak reports can be easily ruled out, Todesco is one of the most prominent iOS hackers and well respected in the jailbreak community and this effectively means that the evidence of iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak is authentic and that it could be released for general use soon.