Nearly a month after Meridian jailbreak went public, a new Safari jailbreak has been released for iOS 10-10.3.3. Here’s how you can use it to jailbreak your 64-bit iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch device.
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totally-not.spyware.lol is a semi-untethered Safari jailbreak for 64-bit devices running iOS 10. Surprisingly, it’s not yet known who is the creator of this tool and why he released it publicly without any prior notification (update – Spyware is the handiwork of Ben Sparkes).
Just like its developer, this jailbreak tool is really strange. It utilizes pwn_i8.js (based on the CVE-2018-4233 vulnerability) and v0rtex exploits. Moreover, it also includes KPP bypass for A9 devices and below.
Check out the video demonstration of this browser-based jailbreak by Arinc Unal below.
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If you are running any of these tools, it will automatically load your jailbreak via Safari. However, if you have no jailbreak running on your device, you can choose any one of them.
Why is a Safari jailbreak useful?
- Firstly, a Safari jailbreak lets you jailbreak your device without Cydia Impactor or a computer. Generally, you need to install the IPA file on your device using Cydia Impactor on a Windows or Mac but this is a non-issue with a browser-based tool.
- Secondly, it negates the need to use third-party signing utilities such as ReProvision or Ext3nder Installer.
- Thirdly, it turns an existing semi-untethered jailbreak into a quasi-fully untethered jailbreak. Whenever the certificate of your jailbreak app expires, you can easily open Safari and load the exploit in a jiffy. Just make sure you have an internet connection and you will be good to go.
Which firmware/devices are compatible?
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6s plus
- iPhone 6 plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 plus
- iPad Air, iPad Air 2
- iPad mini 2, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad Pro (9.7‑inch)
- iPad Pro (12.9‑inch)
- iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
- iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation)
- iPod touch (6th generation)
- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus are incompatible as of right now because of a broken KPPless. Several iPhone 7/7+ users are able to get Spyware working on their devices without tweak support (update – iPhone 7/7+ are now compatible).
- iOS 10-10.2.1 are not supported. However, the developer could add support for these versions in the future.
- iOS 11 and above versions are incompatible. If you try to use it on an Apple device running iOS 11 or above, the website fails to load and displays the following error message.
- A compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- iOS 10-10.3.3 firmware
- Safari web browser
- Internet connection
How to jailbreak iOS 10-10.3.3 without a computer or PC
Step 1 Launch Safari web browser and open Spyware’s website – totally-not.spyware.lol. Don’t be fooled by the dated skeuomorphic design of this website, it’s the real deal and can jailbreak your device in an instant.
Step 2 Slide the “slide for spyware” all the way to the right.
Step 3 The website will now display the “Running exploit…” message. Wait and allow it to complete the exploitation.
Step 4 Wait for your device to respring.
Step 5 That’s all there’s to it! You can now run Cydia like you normally do.
How to fix tweaks not working
Some users are unable to get tweaks running after using this website. Developer Ben Sparkes was quick to take note of this and promptly released a patch. Here’s how you can use it to fix this error.
- Open Cydia.
- Install the Meridian Bootstrap package from the Midnight repository.
- Restart your iPhone or iPad.
- Run the jailbreak via Safari again.