Over the past few months, jailbreaking enthusiasts had all eyes on groups TaiG and Pangu as they have been tipped to produce a jailbreak for any version of Apple’s iOS 10 any day now. However, it appears that well-known iOS hacker, Luca Todesco, has beaten them to the punch as he took to Twitter to post a picture of his iPhone 7 running what seems to be the jailbroken iOS 10.1.1.
Todesco, known as @qwertyoruiop on the microblogging site, shared the photo on Saturday, Nov. 5. Todesco wrote, “Updated my stuff so it works on 10.1 too now.” His followers immediately commented on the post, with some urging him to help out Pangu by sharing his jailbreak tool with the group, while others begged for Todesco to send them the tool. However, Mobipicker reports that Todesco is not expected to release the jailbreak tool to the public.
As for users who are waiting for a jailbreak, it appears that a new iOS jailbreak won’t be released anytime soon as it was claimed that a new tool from Pangu won’t be making an appearance until next year. However, Todesco’s success proves that Apple’s new iOS can be jailbroken, and users may just have to wait and see until Pangu delivers its iOS 10 jailbreak tool in 2017.
For now, the official iOS 10.1.1 update from Apple is available, and it can be installed by connecting one’s device to iTunes or downloading it by going to Settings>General>Software Update. It is available for iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, and iPod Touch 6th generation and later.
The software is a minor update, and the changelog of the iOS 10.1.1 update indicates that it fixes bugs “including an issue where Health data could not be reviewed for some users.” The previous update, iOS 10.1, featured more changes than the recent software update, and it includes a Portrait camera mode, Transit Directions for Apple Maps in Japan, and a Reduce Motion setting for the Bubble and Screen effects in the Messages app.
Stay tuned for more news about jailbreak tool for iOS 10.