iOS 10 Jailbreak Shown Running On An iPad [Video]

Luca Tedesco has posted iOS 10 / 10.0.1 jailbreak demo video for final version of the firmware running either on an iPad Air 2 or the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

The final version of iOS 10 has only been available for a matter of days, but a new video shows that it has already been jailbroken successfully. The video has been created and published by the same developer and security researcher responsible for raising excitement levels with the reveal of a similar video that showed a functioning jailbreak running on Apple’s eight beta of iOS 10 prior to it actually going into a Golden Master stage.


The said video shows an iPad running iOS 10 complete with support for Cydia Substrate with the famous Cydia icon present in the Dock alongside other popular packages, such as iFile and Mobile Terminal. When initially attempting to run Cydia, as well as the other packages that have been installed directly via the Cydia platform, they all crash back to the Home screen, which is presumably due to the fact that the device has been liberated in a semi-untethered nature and isn’t in a jailbroken state at that point in time.

Running his jailbreak app, titled yalux_clean, allows the device to be put into a jailbroken state, after which he shows a custom Anemone theme running on the iPad that changes the appearance of all of the installed icons. Luca then launches Cydia to show that it can actually be invoked and will work without issue on the iOS 10 hardware. The video demonstration is finished off by running apps like iFile and Mobile Terminal, as well as flicking through some of the features of iOS 10 to show that it’s actually an iPad running the recently released iOS 10 firmware.

This is undoubtedly going to raise excitement levels in the iOS jailbreak community. Especially amongst those who have sacrificed a jailbreak on iOS 9.3.3 to download and install iOS 10 in order to interact with all of the new features.

However, with every new event that raises excitement levels, there’s generally some accompanying news that sobers the community out and brings everyone back down to earth. The Italian developer and researcher has historically shown that his own jailbreak solutions are generally put in place for his private research and learning purposes only. With that in mind, it’s highly unlikely that this will ever be packaged into a publicly available solution.

All is not lost though as Luca isn’t the only one who has managed to jailbreak iOS 10. Previously, both Pangu team and iH8sn0w have also demonstrated their iOS 10 jailbreaks although they were shown at a time when iOS 10 was still in beta. It will be interesting to see if Apple has patched any of those those exploits used to jailbreak the betas in the final release.

As always, we will keep you updated with all the latest on the jailbreak-front. Stay tuned.

(source: @qwertyoruiopz [Twitter])

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