As we reported a couple of weeks back, a new jailbreak for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has come onto the scene. The work of developer xerub, the tool was dubbed extra_recipe and initially supported only Apple’s most recent flagship devices, and only on iOS 10.1.1. However, subsequent updates are quickly changing that.

With Luca Todesco’s help, Beta 3 saw Substrate support added, as well as Cydia itself. Yalu+mach_portal was made obsolete at this stage for the iPhone 7(+) running iOS 10.1.1, and its retirement was fully completed with the addition of iOS 10.0.x support in Beta 4. Due to the greater stability of the extra_recipe method, it is advised that all iPhone 7(+) devices which previously made use of mach_portal switch over to the newer tool now.

But that’s not the end of the story. Preliminary support for iOS 10.0.0 has now been added for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, a feature which not even the original mach_portal tool had. Flagship devices are therefore now covered all the way from iOS 10.0.0-10.1.1 under extra_recipe.

Please bear in mind however that a compiled .ipa of these changes has not yet been released; the amendments have been made to the GitHub project and are awaiting final tweaking before being released to the end user.

For an encore, xerub has now begun adding support for more devices, including those which are already supported by Yalu102 (iOS 10.0.1-10.2). This seems to be an effort to offer better stability to specific devices which have apparently suffered under Yalu.

Although it’s been rock-solid for me on both iPhone 6 and iPhone SE on iOS 10.2, problems have been reported on devices such as the iPad Air 2. For this reason, initial support has now been added for the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 (WiFi), iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus (TSMC), and iPhone 6.

The tool currently works on these devices on iOS 10.2 only, does not include Substrate, and as mentioned above, does not have a compiled .ipa available. In time, it’s likely that other firmwares, chip types (Samsung/TSMC) and devices will be added, and that a full release with Cydia and Substrate will be announced.

At present, the supported list consists of the following:

  • iPhone 7 Plus – iOS 10.0.1-10.1.1 (.ipa available)
  • iPhone 7 – iOS 10.0.1-10.1.1 (.ipa available)
  • iPhone 7 Plus – iOS 10.0.0 (no .ipa available yet)
  • iPhone 7 – iOS 10.0.0 (no .ipa available yet)
  • iPhone 6s Plus – iOS 10.2 (TSMC only, no .ipa available yet)
  • iPhone 6s – iOS 10.2 (TSMC only, no .ipa available yet)
  • iPhone 6 – iOS 10.2 (no .ipa available yet)
  • iPad Air 2 – iOS 10.2 (no .ipa available yet)
  • iPad mini 3 – iOS 10.2 (WiFi only, no .ipa available yet)

Expect the holes to be filled fairly quickly as offsets for other devices are added. In principle, extra_recipe can cover all the device/firmware combinations of Yalu and mach_portal combined, though whether that is necessary or likely remains to be seen.

We’ll let you know once a release is available which bundles the additional device support and Substrate, for those who want to try it out instead of Yalu102.

For now, the only people I advise to switch to extra_recipe are iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users on iOS 10.0.0-10.1.1. All other devices are still currently better served by Yalu102.

Have you tried out extra_recipe on your flagship phone yet? Are you planning to try it on an older device, instead of using Yalu, when the time is right?

  • Mike P

    Ohhhhh yeah! Welcoming myself back to the JB! I almost lost the hope. I contemplated switching as I had been forced to use the stock OS for the first time ever. After work I will give this a shot! #CantWait

  • Abo Ali

    Ios 10.3.1 may be supported in the near future !!??

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Sorry, no, that will require a completely new jailbreak. At maximum this tool will support 10.0.0-10.1.1 on iPhone 7(+), and 10.0.0-10.2 on all other 64-bit devices. We’re all waiting for a new tool to support iOS 10.3+.

      • Cones1r

        I need support for 10.2 on 7 plus. Is there any hope in sight?

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        Not at present, but stay on 10.2 and hope…

      • Usmc8408

        Really? Wouldn’t he be better off upgrading to 10.3.2, downgrading to 10.3.1? That’s where I’m at and it seems like support will come for 10.3.1 long before, if ever for 10.2. Apple is still signing 10.3.1 so it would need to be done ASAP

      • Albert Perez

        I am still running 9.02 on my 6s very happy with the JB and was waiting for something stable before making the jump.
        However I am kind of confused as to which FW is still being signed by iTunes. Can one still upgrade to 10.2 on itunes?and if yes should we save blobs ? what tools to use for saving the blob?

      • Susie

        You can’t update to 10.2 anymore… signing stopped a long time ago. You might be able to jump to 10.3.1 but 10.3.2 has been released and if they haven’t stopped signing 10.3.1 yet they will soon. Whatever you do make sure you save your blobs.

  • Michael perdomo

    I am jailbroken on 10.1.1 on iphone 7 plus with extra_recipe beta 4, and i did save my shsh2 with tss server, while 10.1.1 was still being signed, what tools can i use to restore to same firmware? Thanks in advance

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Check out my monster guide on Prometheus. Search iDB for Prometheus Guide: Introduction. However, I do not advise using it except as a LAST RESORT. In fact, iP7+ blobs on iOS 10.1.1 may have all been invalid, and so it might not be possible. Please check this before trying or you will have to restore to iOS 10.3.2. Good luck!

      • Mike P

        Will iDB post a stepped process on the “how to” of this new update?

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        On how to move from mach_portal to extra_recipe? I can do that if you’d be interested, is that what you mean?

      • Mike P

        I have been jb on every device since the first gen, so i’m not a total noob, but i’m not sure where to begin with this jb for 7+ 10.1.1

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        Grab the .ipa from yalu.qwertyoruiop.com and sideload it with Cydia Impactor. That’s all there is to it I think. Thanks for reading!

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        My guide on the topic is now up Mike. Check it out!

      • Mike P

        I appreciate the response. I have it a go, so far I have had many restarts and resprings.

      • Andrieux Querido

        My iPad is JB on iOS 9 still and can i use Prometheus to upgrade to iOS 10.1.1??
        I have the Blobs

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        What iPad is it? In theory yes, but your touch ID wouldn’t work. Why not upgrade to 10.2 instead? Do you have shsh2 blobs for 10.2?

      • Andrieux Querido

        Ipad Air 1 i have blobs

    • Andy Wolfe

      i wish there was a way. I have file issues on 10.1.1 would love a clean one i also saved bloobs just not possible right now.

  • masheezy

    Kodi still crashes the jailbreak on i7 plus extra recipe beta4

  • Andre Grey

    I was on iOS 10.2 on my iPhone 7 plus for so long and gave up on having a jailbreak. I just started using its 11 and love it.. honestly, there’s no need for jailbreaks anymore.

    • Vinnie Bones

      There’s always need to jailbreak

      • igobythisname

        you tell ’em, Vinnie! Jailbreak-4-Life!

      • Blacklight: Retribution

        #JB4ever

    • Andy Wolfe

      Anyone saying there is no need for JB is just too lazy to learn how to.

  • igobythisname

    very curious to learn what exactly this update fixes for the iPad Air 2

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      We’ll have to see. It is a completely different exploit chain and so might be fundamental stable on some devices. This remains to be seen however.

  • Blacklight: Retribution

    damn it… we need 10.3.1/10.3.2 jailbreak!

  • Andre Grey

    Honestly I don’t care much for it. If it comes it comes and if it doesn’t it doesn’t. I’m not complaining about anything

  • Andrieux Querido

    I Jailbroke my iPhone 7 Plus last night w this. I am very happy with it 🙂

  • Alex Noearth Rheault

    iphone 7 10.1.1 previously jb fine, now i tried with new b4 and all it says after sideloading is failed, reboot cant get passed that. any suggestions would help thanks.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Where does it say sideloading failed? On the computer in Impactor? Are you on Mac or Windows?

    • Susie

      You have to keep trying… it can take up to 20 times the first time. Make sure to kill all apps before running and try to do a hard reset… it will go through eventually.

    • Usmc8408

      There’s a license file (it looks like a note with a key if I remember correct) in the Cydia Impactor folder you might try to cut/paste out of the folder. For some odd reason that can give you a failer…I think it’s a cc.29 failure? It gave me tons of problems with Kodi until I deleted it.

      Maybe that will help??

  • Joaquim Barbosa

    You’ll need to build the app yourself in Xcode; the current version requires iOS 10.1 or higher. I will have a guide on this ready today or tomorrow.

  • Susie

    I switched from beta3 to extra_recipe the day after it was released… while the initial jailbreak took 10 or so times I am beyond thrilled with it. While I personally had none of the issues some others did with beta3 on my 7 Plus I did not like having to rely on Substrate Fix and deleted it immediately. For me this jailbreak has been more stable than Pangu’s 9.3.3 ever was.

  • Joaquim Barbosa

    The guide is now up if you’d like to give it a go!

  • Mick Spenser

    > iOS 10.0.0 has now been added
    > iPhone 7 – iOS 10.0.0 (no .ipa available yet)
    wat?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      It means there is support for it in the code on GitHub, but you have to build it yourself in Xcode. There is no pre-made .ipa with the support yet.

      • Mick Spenser

        is it so hard to do that?) I am not having a MacOS, so I need to wait for this build for a loong time… 🙂

  • Chris Rios

    I apologize for the dumb question, but is this untethered? Also, does it still require signing? I have a 7+ on 10.1.1. Itching to try, but I’ve been away for a while.

    • bullshizendetecter

      It’s not technically untethered but there is a app called Extender that auto signs every few days so it doesn’t ever get revoked.