Although iOS 10 has not been out that long, already we have seen several updates. The latest is iOS 10.1.1 download [ext link] and is another bug fix release in Apple’s bid to make iOS 10 as stable as possible. The bugs are an expected part of any major firmware release; despite stringent beta testing, it isn’t possible to iron out every wrinkle on every device. While it is good that Apple is on the ball, it does mean that we are getting further away from a jailbreak.
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iOS 10.1.1 Jailbreak :
So, can we jailbreak iOS 10.1.1 ? Right now, the answer is no and there are a few reasons for this. First, every update from Apple, has the potential to patch any vulnerabilities that the jailbreak teams may be working on and that puts them a step backwards every time. Second, Apple said that they intended to stop jailbreaking in its tracks with the addition of their latest security system, Rootless.
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While it may not have actually stopped it, it has certainly slowed progress down somewhat. We do know that, when iOS 10 was released, it did contain at least one vulnerability. Luca Todesco managed to jailbreak an iPad on iOS 10 shortly after its release and he did the same with an iPhone 7 , installing Cydia iOS 10.0.2 [ext link] . However, those jailbreaks were a part of his security research and were only to show that they were there, not to be turned into a public jailbreak.
iOS 10.1.1 Jailbreak Release Date :
However, the question remains – if Todesco can do it sow quickie, why can’t Taig or Pangu ? Simply because it takes a long time to build a jailbreak that can be used on all eligible iOS 10 devices and there are a lot of them. What works on one device may not work on another and it wouldn’t be good practice for the teams to start throwing out jailbreaks that only worked on a handful of devices. Instead, they prefer to take their time and come up with something that the vast majority of iOS device owners can take advantage of.
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To that end we may have to wait a bit longer for an iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak [ext link] to be released; that is if Taig and Pangu don’t decide to wait until iOS 10.2 download [ext link] is released. That firmware is in beta right now and, although we don’t have a release date, we do know that it is a major update, bringing a range of new features. As soon as we have news on the iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak, we’ll pass it on to you but to get the updates straight to your inbox, you should follow us on Facebook and Subscribe to our free email newsletter.