The newly released iPhone 7 running iOS 10 has already been jailbroken and can be seen running Cydia. Jailbreak team Pangu are already working towards a publicly available, untethered jailbreak.
Posted today on Luca Tedesco’s Twitter is living proof that the iPhone 7, and iOS 10 can be jailbroken.
obligatory cydia screenshot pic.twitter.com/peSF0kVNBh
— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) 21 September 2016
Running on his standard iPhone 7, matte black edition on iOS 10.0.1 with Cydia version 1.1.26, it is the first bit of evidence towards a jailbreak, and it has only taken a few days since the first deliveries, despite the predicted delays for some customers.
However, this is by no means anywhere near a public release as if you check out Tedesco’s other tweets, you’ll soon see that he ran into a few sticking points. Also, it is not mentioned whether it is a tethered or untethered jailbreak, or whether it is using exploits that teams such as Pangu can manipulate or whether it uses developer only features to install Cydia. Although it is unlikely to be the latter, there is always a chance of this happening.
Cydia itself is unlikely to be compatible straight out of the install as well, with it normally needing a special upgrade to the ‘Cydia substrate’ package to allow it to run smoothly. Remember, Cydia was first released in February 2008 and has been running off of that core foundation ever since as with each upgrade, it still needs to be able to support devices as old as the 2nd Generation iPod Touch!
During WWDC and during the launch event, Apple barely mentioned any milestone security upgrades to iOS 10 which would suggest that there have been no significant improvements, which should mean that any exploits that jailbreak teams were planning on using are still available to be used.
Are you looking forward to being able to jailbreak your new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus? Or are you satisfied with the way that Apple has opened up to 3rd party developers within their apps?
Leave a comment below about what tweaks you’d love to get running on your shiny new device.