iPhone 7 jailbreak: iOS hacker Luca Todesco is back at it

By , Sep 21, 2016

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Can the iPhone 7 be jailbroken? It seems iOS hacker Luca Todesco has answered that question via new screenshots of Cydia running on the handset.

Playing around with the security on his new iPhone 7, Todesco found the iPhone 7 uses a totally new kind of security to protect it from hacks.

The kernel patch protection (KPP) on the device is reportedly a “new generation” of sorts that traps all writes from the kernel inside of its memory controller for improved security. What’s more is caches from the iOS 10 kernel on the device are reportedly using some kind of all-new compression algorithm. The kernel remains unencrypted.

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A few Tweets later, Todesco shared what can be made out as the new iPhone 7 with Cydia running on the device. Both iPhone 9,3 and iOS 10.0.1 are clearly seen at the bottom of the app in the photograph.

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Todesco already showed off a working jailbreak on iOS 10 that he’s calling yaluX not too long ago, and it’s one of the hardest jailbreaks to create so far since Apple‘s KPP is designed to panic when something looks out of the ordinary on the device.

From what we’ve gathered from previous teases by Todesco, this looks to be semi-untethered just like the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 because it requires you to launch a sideloaded app to inject third-party code onto the device. This means you have to re-run the app from the Home screen every time the device reboots.

Despite the struggle with KPP among other things, Cydia now launches normally on Todesco’s iOS 10 jailbreak and he was able to get Cydia Substrate and multiple Substrate-based extensions from Cydia to work properly after having made his own library to replace SubstrateLauncher for compatibility reasons.

Based on Todesco’s track record, it’s not very likely this jailbreak will be released to the public. On the other hand, we know Pangu has shown interest in working on an iOS 10 jailbreak, so hopefully it’s not too long before you can start modding things out on iOS 10 again.

If a jailbreak ever drops for iOS 10, will you be jailbreaking again? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Gabriel Anaya

    Simply astounding. Give this man a cookie.

    • Agneev Mukherjee

      Or maybe a kick in his b**** for not releasing it to the public 😉 😉

      • Patrick Laursen

        Just because Todesco shows off a jailbreak and doesn’t release it doesn’t mean you have the right to ‘tell him off’… He is proving a point. NOTHING is 100% secure and given time and effort anything can be done. I give him props for proving a Jailbreak for iOS 10 can be done. It’s up to him if he wishes to release it… It takes time to create software to jailbreak others phones and he may just not be willing to do so or want the negative feedback if something were to go wrong.

      • Agneev Mukherjee

        I’m kidding, man… I appreciate his efforts…

      • Jerry

        Nope he needs a kick in he b*lls

      • rockdude094

        Chill out.. he doesn’t owe you anything lol

      • Agneev Mukherjee

        Yeah yeah, I get it…

      • Jerry

        He does owe us something. To be kicked in the b*lls

      • White nigga from the 6

        What you don’t know is that I can do this on my phone too using photoshop.. Would I be considered a hacker if I just show a photo and “never release it”

  • Agneev Mukherjee

    I’ll jailbreak the second you guys give the news!! I’ve had it with iOS 10…

    • Rowan09

      What happened? I’m jail breaking as well for free tweaks but since I can sideload I’m fine.

      • Agneev Mukherjee

        iOS 10… Big bold fonts with HUGE buttons… Plus I’ve lost my jailbreak…

      • Xee

        I hate the big app icons!

      • Agneev Mukherjee

         Music is worser than ever… and that lock icon on the lock screen is horrible…

      • MihaiS

        You sure you don’t have the OS set to zoomed?
        Check Settings -> Display & Brightness-> Display zoom

      • Xee

        Nope. But both are far too big. So I jailbreak to 7 icons across instead of Apples ridiculous 4!

      • Rowan09

        Yes I agree. I love IOS 10 but the pick icons are too much. If looks like the OS is zoomed.

      • Agneev Mukherjee

        Yes, notifications take more space on the screen, I feel sad for 4-inch users…

      • MihaiS

        You sure you don’t have the OS set to zoomed?
        Check Settings -> Display & Brightness-> Display zoom https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/429e1ee176973865a48b92737c92f95cf2fede9539b1923dd6b1171d220f1a5f.png

      • Agneev Mukherjee

        Nope.

    • Jayy

      Thank you for giving me verification not to update from my jailbreak!

      • Agneev Mukherjee

        Yeah, it’s a good thing you didn’t update to this version of iOS… I did it with ‘courage‘ but couldn’t win the war…

      • Jayy

        Hahaha with “Courage”

    • Dino Din

      “Press Home Button to Unlock” WTF Apple! This is going to ruin home button!

  • Patrick Laursen

    Just because Luca shows off a jailbreak and doesn’t release it doesn’t mean you have the right to ‘tell him off’… He is proving a point. NOTHING is 100% secure and given time and effort anything can be done. I give him props for proving a Jailbreak for iOS 10 can be done. It’s up to him if he wishes to release it… It takes time to create software to jailbreak others phones and he may just not be willing to do so or want the negative feedback if something were to go wrong.

  • Jonas

    To be honest. I am completely indifferent. Personally, I have no intention to jailbreak more. So let him get his 15 minutes of fame

    • iFlasher

      Well. In the other side, I’m totally impressed what he can do. Amazing skills.

      • Jonas

        It is without doubt impressive that he can do it. But I do not need jailbreak, so it’s not something that can make me mad

    • 10marcer

      Are you on a 7 or did you just upgrade to iOS 10? I on a 9.0.2 6 plus and I’m on the fence on upgrading or not. I dont use many tweaks (rocket for instagram, phantom for snapchat, and maybe occasionally tether) and IOS 10 looks like a huge improvement

      • Rowan09

        It is I would update.

      • Jonas

        I’ve just updated to iOS 10. Have an iPhone SE, but is on the “waiting list” for an iPhone 7.

        Unless the tweaks are very important – so strikes a major update always jailbreak. But that’s just my opinion

      • Jayy

        Don’t do it!

    • Liam Mulcahy

      Shut the hell up

      • Jonas

        Why ?

  • Ernie Marin

    Stop reporting on him unless he actually wants to share the jailbreak, all he is doing is showing off and now Apple knows the jailbreak exists will just try to fix it before it can be copied.

    • mersc

      THIS

    • RK

      Apple already knows every iOS version can be jail broken. Nothing can be 100%. It’s experience, implementation, improve, learn, experience.

  • pnh

    Every time I comment something negative about this jerk, you delete it anyway, so have at it.

  • DopamineAddicted

    I’ll give u a million dollars for this jailbreak!

  • Hussein

    I can’t wait till I jailbreak my iOS 10 been so long without fun ^^

  • Cones1r

    Yes! That’s awesome! As soon as a stable public release is available, I’M ON IT!

  • Paymon John Vafa

    I just hope he doesn’t sell/volunteer the exploit to apple.

  • Toon

    Yes i wait to jb my new 7 Plus

  • Hunter926

    I will not be jailbreaking with a semi-untethered jailbreak.
    Still neat though

  • Andrieux Querido

    I will Jailbreak for sure.

  • Templar

    For sure I will jailbreak my device

  • mersc

    Don’t understand those on this site saying they won’t jailbreak. How could you not when there are so many fixes for Apple’s OS failures?

  • Donovan

    Amazing he did this, but is semi-untethered the future of jailbreaks?

  • Arjan Vlek

    64 bit only?

  • Antzboogie

    I would definitely Jailbreak!!