iOS 10.1.1 Jailbreak: What We Know

A lot of excitement has been brewing in the jailbreak community today, as the promised exploits for iOS 10.1.1 have been released by the Project Zero research team. These exploits give hackers and developers the core functions needed to jailbreak an iOS device. It gives the user root access, but needs to be modified to work with more devices (currently compatible with iPad mini 2 and iPod touch 6), as well as enable read/write access on the filesystem.

What does this mean?

At this point, this means nothing. The exploits are there and they work, but they don’t allow you to install Cydia quite yet. There’s also not an easy tool to even jailbreak it right now. If you’re curious about how to use the exploits that were released (only supports iPad mini 2 and iPod Touch 6), you can check out this awesome video made by Billy Ellis:

Will a jailbreak be released?

Currently, there is no public jailbreak tool based on these exploits. However, Luca (@qwertyoruiopz) has said that he plans on making a tool based on these exploits. After his latest release, we expect that we will follow through with this.

Should I update?

Yes, it is recommended that you update. The exploits are out in the wild now and Apple is likely to close the signing window sooner rather than later. Even if Luca decides not to release a tool, someone else can still take up the project. You can get the correct IPSW for your device here. REMEMBER, DOWNLOAD BUILD 14b100 WHICH HAS LESS ISSUES THAN 14b150.

What’s the difference between 14b100 and 14b150?

While there are no noticeable differences (kernel versions are identical), users have reported issues when updating to 14b150. For this reason, we recommend updating to 14b100. An example of an issue one user ran into is found below:

So what now?

We will keep you updated with any news we get. And when a tool is released, we’ll be sure to let you guys know. Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.

  • What are the complete differences between build 14b150 and
    14b100?

    • Kevin Rauseo II

      While there are no noticeable differences (kernel versions are identical), users have reported issues when updating to 14b150. For this reason, we recommend updating to 14b100.

      • Basically, build 14b150 is ONLY for people who utilize OTA functions. Otherwise: ONLY install build 14b100 for the best outcome.