It has been more than six months since the last jailbreak was released. Apple released iOS 10.3.3 in the mid-July that came with a number of improvements and changes. For example, there was an update to a bug that allowed a hacker to execute a piece of code in the iPhone’s Wi-Fi chip.
With the help of this post, we will try to have a general look at the status of jailbreak. Since iOS 11 is just around the corner, it is a high time that a hacker will release the jailbreak. Currently, jailbreak for iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3.3 is not available in the market.
iOS 10 Jailbreak Status
The first jailbreak for iOS 10 was released in December 2016 by a hacker going by a Twitter username @qwertyuiop. This jailbreak only supported select 64-bit devices such as iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7, and 7 Plus.
We covered jailbreaks for earlier versions in the following posts:
After these, Apple rapidly started patching its firmware and there has been no jailbreak released after this.
Can you jailbreak iOS 10.3.3?
As I stated earlier, Apple rapidly started patching its firmware such that iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3 are not jailbreak-able.
iOS 10.3.3 Jailbreak Status
A well-known hacker and jailbreak specialist, Todesco, quit jailbreaking in the month of March. So, it is very highly unlikely that he is going to release a jailbreak anytime soon. Talking about other specialists, nothing much can be expected from them as of now.
There was a news in April that made rounds that Yalu team has demoed Jailbreak 10.3.1 at a conference. Since then, there has been no update as well from their side.
Is jailbreaking dead?
Okay, so this question has been doing many rounds in the jailbreak community lately and has become one of the most debated questions. Earlier, people used to jailbreak their iPhones for the following reasons:
- Freedom of customization, and
- Some tweaks and features.
Now, with iOS 11, Apple has tried to give both of these. With some exciting features copied from jailbreak tweaks (Check out this post: iOS 11 features copied from Jailbreak) and customization in Control Center.
So, that will significantly reduce the number of people opting for jailbreaks. But since we are talking about jailbreak and hacking, let’s go by never say never. Though many of the famous jailbreakers are underground or selling their exploits for lucrative incentives, there is also a possibility that there might come a new player out of nowhere.