As we eagerly wait for iOS 11 jailbreak, hacker Abraham Masri has released a jailbreak called Saigon jailbreak for iOS 10.2.1 for 64-bit iOS devices.
Apple had released iOS 10.2.1 to patch the vulnerabilities that were used by the Yalu Jailbreak to jailbreak iOS 10 – iOS 10.2. There hasn’t been a jailbreak for iOS 10.2.1 was released back in January.
Saigon jailbreak for iOS 10.2.1 supports the following 64-bit devices:
Saigon jailbreak doesn’t support 32-bit devices such as:
Unfortunately, you can’t downgrade down to iOS 10.2.1 as Apple has stopped signing iOS 10.2.1 in February. So you will be able to use Saigon jailbreak only if you are still on iOS 10.2.1.
Saigon jailbreak ipa isn’t available so you will need to use Xcode to create the Saigon.ipa file using the source code from github to sideload it or use Cydia Impactor to install the ipa and to jailbreak iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 10.2.1. After you have created the Saigon.ipa file you can follow the below steps:
Download the .ipa file and Cydia Impactor
Open Cydia Impactor and connect your device
Drag the Saigon.ipa file onto the Cydia Impactor window
Enter your Apple ID (email and password)
Open Settings -> General -> Profiles & Device Management
Trust the new certificate -> open saigon
Tap ‘jailbreak’ and enjoy!
If fails, please reboot and try again
Things have been very quiet on the iOS 11 jailbreak front, but it is interesting to see that the jailbreak community has released the Pheonix jailbreak for iOS 9.3.5 in August and now the Saigon jailbreak for iOS 10.2.1. While it highlights how difficult it has become to jailbreak iOS, it is encouraging to see hackers like Abraham Masri haven’t given up and continues to release jailbreaks.