The iPhone 7 is already jailbroken, exploit kept private

The iPhone 7 is already jailbroken, exploit kept private

Just a few days after it landed on the market, it appears the iPhone 7 has been successfully jailbroken by Luca Tedesco, a hacker, developer, security researcher, and all-around tech person. On his Twitter page, he posted a photo of an iPhone 7 running iOS 10 with the Cydia store installed. The image shows an "iPhone 9,3" (the matte black iPhone 7) running iOS 10.0.1 with Cydia 1.1.26 installed.

For better or worse, the Italian developer will most probably keep the jailbreak and his method of achieving it for personal use, which means the developer community will have to wait a little longer before the exploit has been made public. Luca has been involved in jailbreaking the iPhone 7 as part of his personal research into mobile security.

Still, now that a jailbreak has been achieved, it won't be long before other hacking enthusiasts 'pwn' the iPhone 7 and release a working exploit. Jailbreaking lets users run software not installed from App Store on iOS devices and developers can experiment with deeper access to the device's hardware, creating bespoke tweaks and applications much in the same way as Android developers do with rooted devices.

The iPhone 7 is already jailbroken, exploit kept private

source: Luca Tedesko (Twitter)

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23 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2264; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Well, that was fast. Hasn't even been more than a week. (I mean since the iPhone has become available)

12. Unordinary unregistered

Old news. PA slow to report again. iOS10 was jailbroken by notorious Tedesco almost a month ago.

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

1. It was still beta, not finalized software 2. This is an iPhone 7, not 6S

18. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

I don't know why am smelling a #gate on the i7.. crossing my fingers ^_^^_^

2. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1312; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

5. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

they are rich and buying iphones don't make them bastard! even 7 of them!!

13. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1312; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

He bought them for his DOG. What in high heaven does a dog need even 1 phone for? Pretty sure he'd prefer a chew toy.

26. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That's what happens when someone has more money than brain cells.

27. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

isn't that the the same kid who bought 2 apple watch edition for his dog? (yeah, that 10grands watch)... thanks to the sweat of thousand underpaid worker at his father factory.. that dog looks really happy playing with his new toy... :D /s

25. Subie

Posts: 2321; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Look on that dog's face says it all. All that dog really wants is his puppy chow!

3. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

oh great! what a man!

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2813; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Oh well people need to jailbreak the iphone to make it more usable! The OS is to closed and sucky!

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Though I agree with you, but let me also say that Closed Source has it's pros too. So, it depends on what a user valours the most in a mobile OS. iOS being"sucky" is subjective, but I personally agree with your point.

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Closed system is good for like a niche or limited market product (although the iPhone seems to be headed that way). The iOS products are mass market and therefore, would benefit more by being open source.

6. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Useless when he's keeping it for himself only. Waiting for Pangu or other group to release it to public. Off topic: To iPad mini 2 owner if any here, how's iOS 10 if you've installed it?

7. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

Jailbreak is going to end when apple actually put any smart/real/usable feature on the iphone since we really can't distinguish between iphone and dumb phone nowadays.

10. Fona13A unregistered

Why announce it if it's a private venture?

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

To show that it's possible...?

17. Fona13A unregistered

Many things are possible with hacking technology, but announcing it as private is like confirming that the next iPhone or Samsung phone is in development...

22. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

To get a lot of tools ready so people can jailbreak easily before Apple closes the hole I would guess.

20. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Jailbreak is out in few days? No security .. It's took months to root Samsung phone.

23. binyameen

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

Waiting for one desperately, Jailbreak gives me wings lol

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wow! On iOS 10 too? Amazing. While waiting at T to get replacement Note 7's, I got to play with both the Glossy Black 7/7+. The 7+ physically is much nice to look at, especially with the higher resolution. The 750P on the 7 is just tacky looking. But the 7+ looks cool. I snapped a couple picture with both cameras and they looked just like what I've seen on reviews. But I got to do a very nice hands-on with the 2nd lens. I noticed I got a better photo, when I simply just moved closer to the object vs using the telephoto lens. I think Apple should have used the 2 of the same main cameras for the rear, and have them work together to bring up to 4x zooming or more. Because the main camera took a better photo when I just used the software zoom vs using the telephoto lens. That glossy black looks very shiny on the internet, but in person it doesn't look that shiny. It also looks and feels like plastic. I know the back is suppose to be painted and chemically treated metal, but it feels just like the iPhone 5C. I tapped on it with my knuckle and for the first time I recall, it sounded solid and filled in vs that hollow sound the previous models had. On the black finish you can't even see the antenna line, except at certain angles. It looks pretty cool though. But I would have loved to see a new design. When they release the iPhone 8 with the dual curved display and if its at 1440p; I could just be in the market to get one to use on the go when I dont want to bring my iPad.

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