Remember, this tool is still in early development phase and may not work properly. Yet another tool for iOS 10-10.3.3 firmware has just been released. Here’s how you can download and install Meridian on your 64-bit iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Meridian is the iOS 10 analog of LiberiOS jailbreak for iOS 11. It is developed by developer and hacker, Ben Sparkes.
Meridian utilizes Siguza’s v0rtex exploit and Xerub’s KPPless method for gaining root access on iOS 10-10.3.3 firmware. It also offers better stability as compared to other tools and is compatible with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus as well.
Cydia is not working yet because it relies on KPPless, which requires a Substrate update. Therefore, I recommend using g0blin jailbreak tool, for the time being, as it installs Cydia.
Here’s how you can download and install Meridian jailbreak’s IPA file on your Apple device.
- As always, I suggest waiting for an update and trying it only if you are a developer.
- Remember, this tool is still in early development phase and may not work properly on all devices.
- Filza is not working as of yet.
Which devices/versions are Meridian compatible with?
Here’s the full list of 64-bit devices that this tool supports.
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 plus
- iPad Air
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Pro
- iPad mini 2
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 4
- iPod touch 6
Here’s the complete list of iOS versions this tool is compatible with. However, the developer is yet to test it on versions below iOS 10.3 so I recommend waiting for an update.
Download Meridian jailbreak
- August 7 – Version 0.9 pre-release adds support for Cydia.
- January 24 – Beta 6 provides compatibility with all versions below iOS 10.3. It also fixes Dropbear SSH client among other fixes and patches.
- January 17 – Beta 5 is out. this build fixes the “delete Cydia” option, contains better AMFI patch, and more offsets. You can also uninstall it using the app.
- January 8 – Beta 4 is out. It comes with an option to delete Cydia to fix jailbreak detection issues. Beta 4 also fixes Cydia not appearing on the home screen of several devices.
- January 6 – Beta 3 is out. It fixes read/write remount check and “done” button on iPad.
- January 5 – Beta 2 is out now. It fixes crashes in Cydia, adds options to reinstall Cydia, dpkg, and bootstrap. It also fixes uicache entitlements.
- A 64-bit iPhone, iPad, and iPod
- iOS 10-10.3.3 firmware
- A computer running macOS, Linux, or Windows
- Cydia Impactor
How to jailbreak iOS 10-10.3.3 with Meridian
Step 1 Run Cydia Impactor tool. If you don’t have it installed on your computer, grab it from here.
Step 2 Connect your device to the computer and ensure Impactor recognizes it.
Step 3 Download the Meridian IPA file using the official download link above to your desktop.
Step 4 Drag and drop this file onto Cydia Impactor’s window.
Step 5 It will not prompt you to enter your Apple ID credentials. Enter them in their respective fields.
Step 6 Wait for it to finish the installation process. Once the app is present on your home screen, disconnect your device.
Step 7 Open the Settings app, go to General > Profiles & Device Management and verify the app present under your Apple ID email.
Step 8 You can now run the Meridian jailbreak application from your home screen.
Step 9 Press the go button.
Step 10 Wait for it to inject the necessary exploits. It will display done and “your device has been freed” once it jailbreaks your device. If it displays “exploit failed”, you must run the app again.
Step 11 Reboot your device and Cydia will now appear on your home screen.
Step 12 (Optional) You can also manually install Cydia on your device through SSH if its’ not already present. Remember, you must use port 2222 to ensure everything works properly. Enter the following command to load Cydia. It will install dpkg on your Apple device, thus allowing you to open Cydia.
tar -xf /meridian/dpkg.tar -C /
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