Just in time for Christmas, tihmstar has continued his 32-bit device run with a jailbreak for iOS 10. It works all the way up to the final 32-bit firmware, iOS 10.3.3, so barring any serious misfortune legacy devices should have access to a jailbreak forever.

Whilst tihmstar cautions that he has only personally tested the tool on iPhone5,2, iOS 10.3.3, the exploit should technically work on all iOS 10 firmwares and devices. h3lix is based on Siguza’s v0rtex exploit which tihmstar has ported to 32-bit, but he’s worked fast enough to release his work before the original exploit has been fully released for its original 64-bit platform.

If you’d like to download the first release candidate version, head over to the official h3lix website. The jailbreak can be downloaded as per usual, as an .ipa file, to be side loaded with Cydia Impactor. Please bear in mind that this is only a first release, and has only been officially tested on one device thus far.

Take care when installing, and make sure you have backup and recovery options in mind. However, reports are already coming in of it working on both models of the iPhone 5, as well as on the 5c and iPad, so with luck it should all go smoothly.

The tool is semi-untethered, as all recent ones have been and all future ones will most likely be, and bundles Cydia. Hopefully this release marks the beginning of a festive jailbreaking season, with a possible 64-bit 10.3.x jailbreak, an iOS 11 jailbreak, and a tvOS 11 jailbreak in the wings.

If you have a 32-bit device lying around and fancy tinkering with it, you can download h3lix now. Let me know your success stories, as well as any problems you encounter…

Merry Christmas!

  • Queue the A-hole people “thanks for nothing. What a waste of time. What was the point in even developing this?”

    • Michael

      Dude, there are still a lot of people with 32-Bit Devices…

      At least there are two people working on two firmwares.
      Btw 32-Bit is lesser complex than 64-Bit, just be patient he will test the other devices and update the jailbreak for the 64-Bit Devices.

      You do know that people like you with your kind of attitude to the Jailbreak Devs is what make them stop with Jailbreaking.

      Kuch kuch, Saurik maybe… so yea, be grateful instead of such an ***hole.

      • Might wanna re-read my comment ?.
        I was talking about the people complaining about it being for 32-bit.

      • burge

        And yet not one. Might be worth waiting to see if there was going to be at least one. This jailbreaks 32 bit for good and I don’t think anyone will complain about that.

      • Aha I must admit, I’m very surprised by the lack of said people haha

      • TwinSon

        Reading comprehension would have saved you from looking foolish this day.

    • big Rafa

      the developers are focusing on what the F they want.. if you don’t need this, fine.. nobody cares lol

      • As previously mentioned: re-read my comment, I was talking about the people who complain.

      • big Rafa

        well it looks the opposite lol

      • stylesbeyond

        looks simple to me, are you reading in German or something

      • big Rafa

        yeah, in german

  • Chris Ryan

    i have an iPhone 5 lying around here, this is fantastic, though i thought iPhone 5 only support up to iOS 9 ?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      No, it’ll do up to 10.3.3, though it might run better on 9 if you want to stay and jailbreak there. Might even have access to untethered on 9 if you prefer that.

      • Chris Ryan

        i left it on iOS 8 untethered, i guess with no blobs i can only go to 10.3.3 now ?

      • Michael

        Yes, but 10.3.3 is supported.

      • You can go to either 8.4.1 or 10.3.3 with no blobs (as 8.4.1 is OTA siged for iPhone 5).

      • Chris Ryan

        can i go back and forth as desired then if both are still signed? is the “hold option click restore” to pull up the desired firmware method work for OTA versions as well?

      • No, you have to use a tool (OdysseusOTA) to go to 8.4.1. iTunes restores fetch currently signed blobs, not OTA blobs.

  • Ronny Llerena

    Great job guys, now lets have the ios 11.1.2 jailbreak ready for the public.

    • ravinigga

      Well 11.2 and up. On the x 11.1.2 screen is unresponsive and slow

  • Steve Harold

    I just jailbroke my iPhone 8 Plus. Source code is out there. Easy to compile and sideload. If anyone needs a .ipa HMU.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      I’d advise people to wait until the iOS 11 jailbreak is fully finished. The current projects you can sideload are not yet properly complete and could harm your device.

      • OneBigInFiniteJoinT

        Barbosa ? :O back from the dead ? did Calypso bring you back again ?

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        Haha, nice one ‘big infinite joint’. Sharp as ever, witty in extremis.

      • Steve Harold

        I would agree. I modified the code to add Cydia, and I also cleaned up the code a little bit before installing to make it more stable.

    • nashional

      Let me get that please

      • Steve Harold

        It’s called To.Panga. You can find it, but it is useles as is because Mobile Substrate doesn’t work.

        Th code is open source so I have been playing with it for awhile now. I belveive I have fixed Substrate but I am still testing. A mistake could brick a device so I am waiting to make sure I have fixed correctly.

  • Mark

    Thanks for nothing! What a waste of time. What was the point in even developing this?

    • Sebastian Rasch

      10.3.3 is the last iOS version for some devices so this jailbreak frees them for life. This is something, I’d say.

      • Mark

        I was kidding. I posted this comment only because Conducive Mammal said queue the a holes.

      • Sebastian Rasch

        I see, I hadn’t read his comment when I read yours! ?

    • nova12

      lol well played

    • big Rafa

      all devices stuck on 10.3.3 can jailbreak and the most fun is they can downgrade to ios 8.4.1 which is faster and the same developer provide a jaikbreak..
      now why you are crying?

  • I’m still on 10.3.1 iPhone 6S so waiting patiently for 64bit release. Thanks to all devs for the hard work and happy holiday everyone.

    • Erdrin Ferizi

      Me too xD , hopefully we see one this week <3 Happy holidays 🙂

  • And with that, 32-bit jailbreaks are officially over. It’s been a fun 10 years.

  • Damian Makary

    There is a 11.1.2 Jailbreak already (for developers now) and i saw nothing on this site?

  • Chris Angel

    Finally a ray of light in the months of abyss of drarkness. Many people can now make use of their iOS devices to it’s fullest.
    Sadly for my I sold my last 32 bit device (iPad 3) months ago. All I’ve now is iPad Air, iPad pro and iPhone 7, which are all running iOS 11. I hope jaipbreak for these devices come soon so I can start using these devices, till then their place is on a dusty shelf.

  • Mark

    Thanks seems to work on iphone 5. Can’t get to Manage account in Cydia though.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Try RC 2, should fix that.

      • Mark

        Didn’t work unless I need to restore first.

      • HRVSTR

        Did you got it working in the end?

  • Itzhiss

    error on iPad 4gen 32 bit
    lockdown.cpp :57
    lockdown e invalid conf

    • Itzhiss

      in other words doesn’t work

      • Nigel Murray

        Which iOS?

  • Wally

    I have an iPhone 5c ios 10.3.3 and trying to install AppSync unified but keep getting “size mismatch” error… Anyone perhaps know why?? Or maybe direct me to wherever or whoever can help??

    • Arjan Vlek

      … to the App Store? We don’t talk appsync here bro 🙂

      • Nigel Murray

        What do people use to install emulators and apps that are not longer available on the App Store?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Are you installing it from Karen’s official repo. Make sure Cydia is properly refreshed first, or reboot and try again.

    • Luis Nunes

      I do believe AppSync still doesn’t support ios 10.3.3 since the jailbreak is recente, but it sall be updated in the next days

  • Levent Korkmaz

    you used to test and make how to videos step by step jailbreaking on new tools… now you ask to us for test and share our experiences about it… good old days

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      They are all used the same way now. Sideload with Impactor, press jailbreak, there is no reason to do a new guide each time and just change the name of the app. I am testing the tool also, but would be happy to hear others’ experiences too.

  • Nigel Murray

    Is there a jailbreak, things-to-do guide? Last time I jailbreaked an iPhone was 3-4 years ago on my 4S on iOS 7 I think. I forgot most of jailbreak terminology, even.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      We have weekly tweak round-ups on the site, as well as lists of top favourite tweaks. Happy jailbreaking!

  • MisterMike

    in other words doesn’t work

    • Nigel Murray

      Yes it does. It’s working perfectly fine for me.

  • prodromos
    • Mark

      To each his own…

  • Lit

    Ahh a jailbreak no one asked for. 🙂

  • Rick A

    h3lix trusted, installs and runs, but no Cydia after reboot. 10.1.1 iPhone5c. Help please?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Try RC 2 instead. Also, most recent jailbreaks can force re-install Cydia by holding down the jailbreak button in the app, but I don’t know if h3lix includes that functionality yet or not. You can only try.

    • Nigel Murray

      RC4 was released and it supports all versions of iOS 10 now. Even iOS 10.1.x

  • Laszlo Gaspar

    Hopefully we see an iOS 11.x jailbreak before iOS 12 arrives.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      We have.

  • Guilherme Zagonel

    Does anyone know the list of tweaks functional in this jailbreak?

    • Noah Sennett

      All of them in the default repos should work, as long as they weren’t developed for versions before iOS 10. No tweak will be too new, seeing as there is no public iOS 11 Jailbreak yet.

      • Guilherme Zagonel

        Ok, thanks man ?

  • Jerry

    Are you installing it from Karen’s official repo. Make sure Cydia is properly refreshed first, or reboot and try again.

  • FAS

    lmao people still need to jailbreak lol

    • Mark

      LMAO at narrow minded people like you who don’t get what you can do with jailbreaking.

  • besrate hogsa

    Installation
    Get the IPA.
    Take a shower.?
    Prepare offerings.?
    Provide your Apple ID, Mother’s Maiden Name, and SSN.?
    Do some stuff with Cydia Impactor.
    Presse the only button in the app.
    Wait until it’s done.
    Profit.

  • MeTaLiX

    Me too xD , hopefully we see one this week <3 Happy holidays 🙂

  • malthalus

    Thanks seems to work on iphone 5. Can’t get to Manage account in Cydia though.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Try RC2, now released.

      • Mark

        Not working unless I need to restore to reinstall it.

      • Nigel Murray

        If the Cydia buttons aren’t working, then try pressing them and swiping left slightly. It was a bug in Yalu too until Saurik fixed it.

        RC2 of H3lix fixes the JavaScript bug, among other things.

    • Mark

      Hey you stole my post.

  • Moltakfire

    IPHONE X HAS BEEN JAILBROKEN IDB I REPEAT, IPHONE X HAS BEEN JAILBROKEN :O

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Yes, I’m getting to it, thanks (Christmas). It does not bundle Cydia yet though, and should not be installed unless you know what you’re doing.

  • Kris Prasad

    the best cydia tweaks for ios 10.3.3? let me know pls thank you

  • Wilber Alexander Flores

    Why does this need to access keychain ???‍♂️

  • Chris Ryan

    @joaquimbarbosadiscuss:disqus could you do an updated guide on how to use prometheus to move from 9.3.3 to 11.1.2 with blobs…you mentioned in a previous post that it was possible by downloading a “modified version” but did not provide further details…would appreciate the help…my iPhone 6 could get more use again 🙂

  • Dickson Leung

    it’s time to get my iPhone5 back online?