Saïgon Jailbreak For iOS 10.2.1 Beta 2 Released, Here’s What Is New

Another version of Saïgon iOS 10.2.1 jailbreak tool has now been released into the community. Saïgon jailbreak actually incorporates three publicly released exploits into a single tool. Saïgon for iOS 10.2.1 devices has already been live to grab which came through a recent update. Now, it has scored yet another improvement, much to the delight of anyone who is looking to interact with the tool.

Developer Abraham Masri has taken up the task and managed to get the full jailbreak running on a small selection of devices, in a first beta posted on its website recently. It had been known for some time that the exploits called ziVA, triple_fetch, and the kernel protection bypass (used in extra_recipe and Yalu) could be merged into a jailbreak for various iOS 10 firmware.

This latest release of iOS 10.2.1 jailbreak comes with a number of critical fixes in place as well as a number of miscellaneous improvements to enhance the overall stability. Fix for the camera not working after jailbreaking is also done. First and foremost, the Saïgon developers have instantly looked to offer official support for additional devices running iOS 10.2.1.

Saïgon jailbreak compatibility

Currently, the supported device/firmware list is a little anemic, as seen below:

  • iPhone 6/Plus (10.2.1)
  • iPhone SE (10.2.1) (untested by developer but reported working by users)
  • iPhone 6s (10.2.1) (untested by developer but reported working by users)
  • iPad Air 2 Wifi (10.2.1) (untested)

These can now comfortably use the latest version of Saigon to get jailbroken and Cydia installed. Also includes “minor bug fixes and changes,” according to the official beta 2 release notes:

Fix for camera not working after jailbreaking
Support for iPhone 6s Plus/iPad Mini 4/iPad Air 2
Minor bug fixes and changes
Slightly better at escaping sandbox
Option to reinstall Cydia by holding ‘jailbreak’ button then tapping it again
Display device model and version

There’s actually a fairly important fix included in the notes, meaning the device owners should no longer experience any camera issues after liberating with Saigon. The update to the tool makes it “slightly better at escaping sandbox” which is always an important factor for those types of tools.

There seems to be no reason why support should not extend eventually to all 64-bit devices on iOS 10.2.1. Apparently, it’s based on devices’ video drivers, is needed to widen support. Further work, triple_fetch works up to iOS 10.3.2, and ziVA works up to 10.3.1. This means that some devices could eventually see a jailbreak up to iOS 10.3.1.

Other considerations to do with KPP and Cydia Substrate make this proposition a little more complicated, then Saigon website does claim that iOS 10.3.1 support for iPhone 6c is coming.

The developer behind this has also included an option to reinstall Cydia by tapping and holding the jailbreak button and then invoking another single tap gesture. Some of which are minor improvements, but when to put together with the more critical fixes and support for additional devices, you get a brand new version of the tool which can now be safely consumed by more individuals in the community.

Nevertheless, we are personally waiting to see if support arrives up to iOS 10.3.1, as the only devices we have which aren’t already jailbroken are on that firmware. However, the overall positive is that users now experience fewer crashes and forced reboots when using the tool.

The latest, beta2r1 version, can be downloaded right now, immediately. For those wishing to peruse the code, try the author’s GitHub page here: iabem97.github.io/saigon_website/

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