Can I Jailbreak iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch?


Can I Jailbreak iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch?

Jailbreaking your iOS device opens the doors to customizing your iOS device beyond its limits and allows you to have more control over your device. If you want to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch then you’ve come to the right page.

Apple has been quick in patching jailbreak tools for iOS, which leaves us with tons of different jailbreaks available for various iOS firmwares and this can become extremely confusing and overwhelming for a beginner. Users who wish to jailbreak have many common questions in mind, such as whether there’s a jailbreak available for a specific firmware, or if it’s a good idea to update to the latest iOS firmware.

To help clear up this confusion, we’ve written a thorough jailbreak guide to discuss the jailbreak tools that are available for each iOS firmware and device, and what you should do if a new iOS firmware is released.

Throughout the article, we will use the term ’64-bit device’ and ’32-bit device’. These terms refer to iOS devices that have processors with a 32-bit or 64-bit architecture. Here’s the list of 64-bit iOS devices:

  • iPad
    • iPad Air
    • iPad Air 2
    • iPad Pro
    • iPad mini 2
    • iPad mini 3
    • iPad mini 4
  • iPhone
    • iPhone 5s
    • iPhone 6
    • iPhone 6 Plus
    • iPhone 6s
    • iPhone 6s Plus
    • iPhone SE
    • iPhone 7 (iOS 10.1.x only)
    • iPhone 7 Plus (iOS 10.1.x only)
  • iPod touch
    • iPod touch 6

Note: This guide will be updated on a regular basis to cover new jailbreak releases, iOS versions, and downgrade tools. To find out jailbreak information about your device, simply skip to the section for the iOS version that your device is running on.

Can I Jailbreak iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch?

iOS 10.3.2

64-bit devices

If you currently have a beta version of iOS 10.3.2 installed, then we highly recommend that you downgrade to iOS 10.3.1. Pangu demoed a working jailbreak for iOS 10.3 – 10.3.1 last week and there are chances that it will be released quite soon, possibly in the next few weeks. If you don’t want to miss out this jailbreak, then downgrade to iOS 10.3.1 before it’s too late.

iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1

64-bit devices

Surprisingly, Pangu demoed a jailbreak for iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 and if rumors turn out to be true, the jailbreak should be released as soon as next week or the week after. If your iPhone is running on iOS 10.3 or iOS 10.3.1, then it’s best that you stay on this firmware and avoid updating.

32-bit devices

It is unlikely that the rumored Pangu jailbreak for iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 will support 32-bit devices. Every since iPhone models with 64-bit processors was released, many jailbreak teams find it time-consuming to develop separate jailbreak tools for 32-bit and 64-bit devices. Since the architecture of these processors differs, a jailbreak for 64-bit architecture will not work on 32-bit devices. Therefore, most jailbreak teams focus on creating a jailbreak for 64-bit devices instead of 32-bit.

As an alternative, if you have SSH blobs saved for iOS 9, then you can downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9 with iDeviceReRestore and jailbreak using Home Depot.

iOS 10.2.1

64-bit devices

There are currently no jailbreak tools available for iOS 10.2.1. The Yalu jailbreak that was released a while back supports iOS 10.0.1 – iOS 10.2.

While there are rumors that an iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak is in the works, I would suggest that take these rumors with a grain of salt. Wait until Pangu officially releases the jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1 before updating.

If Apple releases the final build of iOS 10.3.2 before the Pangu jailbreak is released, then it’s best that you quickly update to iOS 10.3.1 before the signing window is closed.

32-bit devices

Just like 64-bit devices, there are currently no jailbreaks available for 32-bit devices on iOS 10.2.1. Moreover, the rumored iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 may not support 32-bit devices. If you think otherwise, you can follow the same advice as above for 64-bit devices, or if you have SSH blobs saved for iOS 9, you can downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9 with iDeviceReRestore and jailbreak using Home Depot.

iOS 10.2

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

A jailbreak for iOS 10.2 is available, but it doesn’t support iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Luca, who is the developer behind this jailbreak, has stated that he won’t be updating the jailbreak to support iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. I would suggest that you stay on this firmware for now and avoid updating to have better chances of jailbreaking.

The upcoming Pangu jailbreak for iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 allegedly works on all 64-bit devices, including iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Therefore, wait until Pangu officially releases the jailbreak before updating to iOS 10.3.1.

If Apple releases iOS 10.3.2 before the Pangu jailbreak is released, then it’s best that you quickly take the chance to update to iOS 10.3.1 before the signing window is closed.

Other 64-bit devices

The Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10.2 works with all 64-bit devices, except iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Therefore, if you have a supported 64-bit device on iOS 10.2, you can use Yalu to jailbreak it. Here’s a guide on how to do it:

I would highly recommend that you stay on iOS 10.2 and avoid updating to iOS 10.3.1 just for the sake of getting the rumored Pangu jailbreak. The latest Yalu jailbreak is fully stable and doesn’t have any issues, so there’s no point in updating your device now. Wait until the Pangu jailbreak is officially released.

If Apple releases iOS 10.3.2 before the Pangu jailbreak is released, then it’s best that you quickly take the chance to update to iOS 10.3.1 before the signing window is closed.

32-bit devices

There is no jailbreak available for 32-bit devices on iOS 10.2.

While there are rumors of that an iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak is in the works, it is unlikely that it will support 32-bit devices. For now, it’s advisable that you stay on the lowest firmware possible and wait until Pangu releases the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak to see if it supports your device.

If you have SSH blobs saved for iOS 9, then you can downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9 with iDeviceReRestore and jailbreak using Home Depot.

iOS 10.1 – iOS 10.1.1

64-bit devices, including iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

There is a jailbreak available for your device on iOS 10.1 – iOS 10.1.1. You can use the Yalu jailbreak, namely Mach_Portal, to jailbreak your device. This version of the jailbreak is not fully stable and may contain bugs, but if you’re willing to take the risk and give it a chance, then read this guide for jailbreaking:

As of this writing, the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 hasn’t been released yet, so I would recommend that you stay on your current firmware and enjoy the Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10.1 – iOS 10.1.1. Do not update to iOS 10.3.1 until the Pangu jailbreak is officially released.

32-bit devices

There is no jailbreak available for 32-bit devices on iOS 10.1 – iOS 10.1.1.

While there are rumors of that an iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak is in the works, it is unlikely that it will support 32-bit devices. For now, it’s advisable that you stay on the lowest firmware possible and wait until Pangu releases the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak to see if it supports your device.

If you have SSH blobs saved for iOS 9, then you can downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9 with iDeviceReRestore and jailbreak using Home Depot.

iOS 10.0.1 – iOS 10.0.3

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

You cannot jailbreak iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus on iOS 10.0.1 – iOS 10.0.3. While there are rumors of an iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak coming soon, it is highly recommended that you stay on this firmware to have better chances of jailbreaking.

Update to iOS 10.3.1 only if Pangu officially releases the jailbreak for this firmware. If Apple releases iOS 10.3.2 before the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1 is released, then it’s best that you quickly update to iOS 10.3.1 before the signing window is closed.

Other 64-bit devices, excluding iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

There is a jailbreak available for your device on iOS 10.0.1 – iOS 10.0.3. You can use Yalu to jailbreak your device. This version of the jailbreak is not fully stable and may contain bugs, but if you’re willing to take the risk and give it a chance, then read this guide for jailbreaking:

As of this writing, the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 hasn’t been released yet, so I would recommend that you stay on your current firmware and enjoy the Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10.1 – iOS 10.1.1. Do not update to iOS 10.3.1 until the Pangu jailbreak is officially released and your device is supported.

32-bit devices

There is no jailbreak available for 32-bit devices on iOS 10.0.1 – iOS 10.0.3.

While there is rumors of an iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak coming soon, it is unlikely that it will support 32-bit devices. For now, it’s advisable that you stay on the lowest firmware possible and wait until Pangu releases the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak to see if it supports 32-bit devices.

If you have SHSH blobs saved for iOS 9, then you can downgrade from iOS 10 to iOS 9 with iDeviceReRestore and jailbreak using Home Depot.

iOS 9.3.5

64-bit devices

Unfortunately, there are no jailbreaks for your current firmware. The Yalu jailbreak works on iOS 10.0.1 – iOS 10.2, whereas the Pangu jailbreak supports iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3, so you’re left in the middle with no jailbreaks available.

Rumors have it that Pangu is working on an iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak, but it would be advisable to stay on your current firmware and wait until Pangu officially releases the jailbreak. If this happens and your device is supported, then you can update to iOS 10.3.1 and jailbreak with Pangu or any other available jailbreak tool.

If Apple releases iOS 10.3.2 before the Pangu jailbreak is released, then it’s best that you quickly update to iOS 10.3.1 before the signing window is closed.

32-bit devices

There is no jailbreak available for 32-bit devices on iOS 10.0 or iOS 9.3.5.

While there are rumors that an iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak is coming soon, it is unlikely that it will support 32-bit devices. For now, it’s advisable that you stay on the lowest firmware possible and wait until Pangu releases the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak to see if it supports 32-bit devices.

If you have SSH blobs saved for iOS 9.x, then you can downgrade to that firmware using re-restore tool and jailbreak with Home Depot.

iOS 9.3.4

64-bit devices

Unfortunately, there are no jailbreaks for your current firmware. The Yalu jailbreak works on iOS 10.0.1 – iOS 10.2, whereas the Pangu jailbreak supports iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3, so you’re left in the middle with no jailbreaks available.

Rumors have it that Pangu is working on an iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak, but it would be advisable to stay on your current firmware and wait until Pangu officially releases the jailbreak. If this happens and your device is supported, then you can update to iOS 10.3.1 and jailbreak with Pangu or any other available jailbreak tool.

If Apple releases iOS 10.3.2 before the Pangu jailbreak is released, then it’s best that you quickly update to iOS 10.3.1 before the signing window is closed.

32-bit devices

There is a jailbreak available for 32-bit devices on iOS 9.3.4. You can use Home Depot to jailbreak your device.

Avoid updating to iOS 10.3.1 in the hopes of getting the rumored Pangu jailbreak. It hasn’t been released yet so you should avoid updating at all cost until Pangu officially releases the jailbreak. It is also unlikely that the jailbreak will support 32-bit devices.

iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3

64-bit devices

You can use the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3 to jailbreak your 64-bit device. Here’s the guide on how to do it:

As of this writing, the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 hasn’t been released yet, so I would recommend that you stay on your current firmware and enjoy the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3. Do not update to iOS 10.3.1 until the Pangu jailbreak is officially released and your device is supported.

32-bit devices

There is a jailbreak available for 32-bit devices on iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3. You can use Home Depot to jailbreak your device.

Avoid updating to iOS 10.3.1 in the hopes of getting the Pangu jailbreak. It hasn’t been released officially so you should avoid updating at all cost until Pangu officially releases the jailbreak. It is also very unlikely that the jailbreak will support 32-bit devices.

iOS 9.1

64-bit devices

You can jailbreak iPhone or iPad using the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.1. To do so, read the following guide:

As of this writing, the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 hasn’t been released yet, so I would recommend that you stay on your current firmware and enjoy the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.1. Do not update to iOS 10.3.1 until the Pangu jailbreak is officially released and your device is supported.

32-bit devices

There is a jailbreak available for 32-bit devices on iOS 9.1. You can use Home Depot to jailbreak your device.

Avoid updating to iOS 10.3.1 in the hopes of getting the Pangu jailbreak. It hasn’t been released officially so you should avoid updating at all cost until Pangu officially releases the jailbreak. It is also very unlikely that the jailbreak will support 32-bit devices.

iOS 9.0 – iOS 9.0.2

32-bit and 64-bit devices

You can jailbreak your device using the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9 – iOS 9.0.2. To do so, read the following guide:

As of this writing, the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 hasn’t been released yet, so I would recommend that you stay on your current firmware and enjoy the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.1. Do not update to iOS 10.3.1 until the Pangu jailbreak is officially released and your device is supported.

iOS 8.4.1

64-bit and 32-bit devices

There are currently no jailbreaks available for your device on iOS 8.4.1. The PP jailbreak supports iOS 8.0-8.4 and the Pangu jailbreak works on iOS 9 – iOS 9.3.3, so you’re left in the middle with no jailbreaks.

While there are rumors that an iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak is in the works, I would suggest that you remain on your current firmware and wait until Pangu releases the actual jailbreak, after which you can update to iOS 10.3.1 and jailbreak.

If Apple releases iOS 10.3.2 before the Pangu jailbreak is released, then it’s best that you quickly update to iOS 10.3.1 before the signing window is closed.

iOS 8.0 – iOS 8.4

64-bit and 32-bit devices

There is a jailbreak available for your device on iOS 8 – iOS 8.4. The jailbreak can be done using PP Jailbreak. For guide on how to do it, read this:

While there are rumors that an iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak is in the works, I would suggest that you remain on your current firmware and wait until Pangu releases the actual jailbreak, after which you can update to iOS 10.3.1 and jailbreak.

Wrapping Up

The important note to take away from this article is that you shouldn’t take jailbreak rumors for granted and should wait until a jailbreak is officially released. Do not update to an iOS firmware just because rumors say that a jailbreak for that firmware will be released soon, unless there are chances that the signing window for that firmware will be closed

Another important point is that you should always save SHSH blobs of the latest iOS firmware. Having an SHSH blob for a firmware allows you to upgrade or downgrade to that firmware even after Apple closes the signing window. Tools such as Prometheus allows you to upgrade or downgrade with an SHSH blob. You can save SHSH blobs using TSSSaver:

That’s it! We hope that this guide will clear any confusion that you have regarding jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. If there’s any mistake in the article or an important information missing, please let us know in the comments below so that we can make the required changes and keep this article up-to-date.

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