Jailbreak iOS 10.1.1: Achieved on iPhone 7, And You Still Can’t Have it
Security researcher Luca Todesco was able to jailbreak iOS 10.1.1 on iPhone 7, proving once again he can outsmart Apple's watertight security.
Security Researcher Shows You Can Jailbreak iOS 10.1.1, But Won't Let Us Have the Tools
A few days back it came to our knowledge that iOS 10.1 as well as iOS 10.1.1 can be swiftly jailbroken on an iPhone 7, Apple's latest flagship smartphone. Before this even happened though, it was already proven that iOS 10 can be jailbroken too. This was done by the same developer and security researcher, Luca Todesco, who is today showing off his latest feat - an iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak.
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Just like all his previous jailbreaks, this is nothing more than a teaser of sorts which users will never get. So, if there's anything you can take out of this, it's two things:
- Good news - Jailbreak iOS 10.1.1 is possible.
- Bad news - You will not have the jailbreak.
Luca has abundantly made it clear on several occasions that he would never ever release the necessary exploits needed to jailbreak any version of iOS. So if you were hoping that something magical would happen any time soon, then dial your hopes down by a huge margin right away.
The story gets even more depressing when you realize the active jailbreak community has gone insanely silent recently. The likes of Pangu and others have been absolutely zip in the background, leading us to believe that have currently nothing to offer on the jailbreak front.
My advice to you is absolutely simple: if you are not updating to the latest version of iOS thinking that a jailbreak will bear fruit soon, then don't put the strain on yourself and update. The process is completely painless and you can kick things off by going to Settings > General > Software Update. Just make sure you are connected to a power outlet as well as a stable WiFi network before kicking things off.
Being on the latest release of iOS is always a good thing as it packs a handful of bug fixes and performance related enhancements. But that's not all, each and every single release (almost) of iOS introduces at least one security patch as well, ensuring things are watertight when to daily usage. So apart from being on the latest and greatest, you're sitting on the securest too.
We will keep our readers updated regarding more news from the jailbreak community so stay tuned to our coverage. Meanwhile, let us know in the comments section if you're eager for a jailbreak or not.