Jailbreak iPhone 7?

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  1. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502a

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    How hard is it to jailbreak an iPhone? Is it easy enough for someone that's never done it before? Wanting to do it to my iPhone 7 so I can get the dark mode. Thought it was gonna come out in iOS 10.3 but we just found it isn't coming out. Thanks guys
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It's only available for 10.1.1 currently for the i7.
    And it's currently in early beta stages with lots of bugs and issues so I would avoid it till its fixed and updated.
     
  3. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    O ok I'm on the 10.2.1 after it is released how hard is it to do?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you're on 10.2.1 it's not possible at the moment.
    Not sure if or what they will release in the future and how it will work since it's not available currently.
    We'll have to wait and see how it plays.
     
  5. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok ok, but in general is it hard to jailbreak one? Like the 6s on iOS 9
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    If you are on a firmware version that is jailbreakable it's fairly easy.

    But we are in a different era now.

    Prior to iOS 9.3, it was an app you downloaded to your Mac or PC. You connected your device and ran the app and the app jailbroke your device and installed Cydia.

    But after 9.3 it's done differently because the JB devs are accessing the root file system in a different manner. You still downloaded an app and ran that app, but it installed a permanent app on your device using a certificate. THAT app you have to open EVERY time you reboot your device and IT jailbreaks your device ON the device itself. It's called a semi-untethered jailbreak.

    The JB for iOS 10 is in the same manner. But right now it's devs only.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Well said.
    We don't really know what will be released in the future. It doesn't necessarily mean we're stuck with semi tethered exploits from now on.
    They might come out with a fully untethered userland jailbreak. Or even better a bootrom hardware exploit that enables fully untethered jailbreaks for the life of the device.
    I know I like to dream big:D lol
     
  8. rugmankc Contributor

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    I never have Jailbroken an iPhone. But, spent many years rooting Android phones and helping people out of jams. So, I would recommend reading any threads in MacRumors or anywhere else to get familiar with the process and terminology. Have already in your mind what you are going to do and why. Make a backup first. I don't know if you can hard brick an iPhone like you can, albeit rare, an Android. It can be fun, just be prepared. :)
     
  9. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Reason I want to do it is so I can have dark mode.
     
  10. eyoungren, Jan 24, 2017
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    Good advice.

    In the early days back when jailbreaking involved arcane hardware devices and multiple steps you could brick your device. But later on and up 'till now you have to be trying very, very, very hard to brick it. A simple DFU restore will get you out of any bad spot - unless the device had hardware problems to begin with.

    I always caution people who want to jailbreak to think about what problem it is they want jailbreaking to solve. If they don't have a problem with stock iOS then there's really not a reason to jailbreak. Theming your device because you're bored with how it looks is not a reason. Theming your device because you want to solve an issue you have with the current look IS a reason.

    But there are some things jailbreaking won't solve. It will not automagically give you unlimited data. It won't allow you to unlock your device. It won't give you LTE if you live in a 3G only area. It won't unlock carrier restrictions that are done on the carrier side.

    In short, it's not a magic wand you can wave to solve all your carrier/device issues.

    Finally, I also caution people to realize that when they jailbreak they take responsibility for their security. Jailbreaking is safe, but if you insist on adding pirate repos and installing cracked apps then you're begging for the problems you will encounter. Apple keeps you safe from these things by being responsible for it through the app store. You don't have that protection when you jailbreak. No one is going to vette things for you. So do your own due dilligence and don't screw yourself by doing stupid things.
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    Which is a good reason. Although I'm not sure if there's any tweak that activates that.

    There have been tweaks in the past such as Eclipse and Nightmode that create dark themes. Eclipse is on version 4 right now for iOS 10. I'm on iOS 9 so I'm using Eclipse 3.
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    I've heard a bootrom exploit is possible at some point. :)

    At leas that's been a faint rumor over on reddit. :D
     
  11. rugmankc Contributor

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    Understand--just my 2 cents to your question on how hard is it to JB
     
  12. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    Would downgrade to 10.2
    They aren't sure if 10.2 will work, but they could get it to work

    iPhone 6s or below should be on 10.2
    And the best firmware for i7 is 10.1.1, if not possible then 10.2
     

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