Gone are the days of radio silence, followed by the single release of a finished jailbreak tool for all devices. As the scene moves from funded teams working in secrecy, to public exploits being worked on co-operatively by individual developers in an open forum, the workflow has also changed.
We now hear incremental updates, sometimes multiple times a day, which are more technical and reinforce, modify, or even invalidate previous news. That's why we've put together a quick round-up of the current state of affairs, which will bring you up to date.
Abraham Masri has updated his iOS 10.2.1 Saïgon jailbreak, incorporating Siguza's new v0rtex exploit. Using the same vulnerability as Ian Beer's exploit for iOS 11, v0rtex for iOS 10 has replaced ziVA as the kernel magic behind the Saïgon jailbreak. This change has brought greater stability to Saïgon, which was previously very finicky to successfully run.
Update: tvOS 11.1 and iOS 11.1.2 are now unsigned.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RESTORE TO THEM!
New exploits for iOS 11.1.2 and below have made the possibility of upcoming jailbreaks very real. However, without the proper preparation, you could be left in the cold, without blobs to restore, or on the wrong firmware. Also, not everyone should update, so you need to be sure it's for you. Let's go through the options.
There's a new release in the jailbreak line-up: an iOS 10.2.1 tool called Saïgon. Although it still doesn't cater for the latest firmware versions, it comes closer than we've seen in a while and what's more, is for 64-bit devices. We've waited a few days to see any early reports of success, before collecting up the currently available info on this most recent development in the jailbreaking world.