For jailbreakers who have been eagerly waiting for a jailbreak that was crushing blow. However, we finally have some good news. Todesco has announced that he may release an iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak soon.
It is thanks to the bug report filed by Ian Beer from Google’s Project Zero, which details a kernel and root exploit for iOS 10.1.1. Todesco has announced that he will use the exploit disclosed by Beer to develop a full jailbreak for iOS 10.1.1.
This is a huge deal, as previously, even though Todesco has jailbroken several versions of iOS 10, he has categorically stated that he didn’t have any plans to release a jailbreak.
But when he released the JailbreakMe-style browser-based loader for Pangu iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak it indicated that he was more open to the idea of releasing a jailbreak himself. With the web-based loader, he had addressed one of the biggest pain points of the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, which was the requirement of a developer certificate for the loader app. Safari based exploits are very rare, so it was quite impressive that Todesco had managed to release a Safari based solution for the certificate issue with Pangu 9.3.3 jailbreak.
Upgraded to iOS 10.2
Todesco has said that he may not be able to release a jailbreak before the iOS 1.1.1 signing window closes, so if you have upgraded to iOS 10.2, then you may want to downgrade back to iOS 10.1.1 to prepare for the jailbreak.
If you have a jailbroken iPhone, then this is a tricky one, we would still recommend staying where you are till the iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak is released as if he is not able to release the iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak then you may be stuck without a jailbreak.
Non-Jailbroken on iOS 10.1 or lower
While one of the golden rules is to stay where you’re to improve your chances of jailbreaking your iPhone, you may want to upgrade to iOS 10.1.1 while Apple is still signing it, as it most likely that if a jailbreak is released it will definitely support iOS 10.1.1.
While it is no guarantee that Todesco will release a jailbreak, we’re excited as it certainly gives us hope that we will finally have the freedom to customize our iPhones, iPad or iPod touches the way we want.