Saïgon jailbreak was released recently to developers with compatible devices having iOS 10.2.1 installed on them. The good news is that the jailbreak is now updated and will be available to non-developers as well.
What is Saïgon Jailbreak
Released in the last week, only the developers having Xcode and Mac could install Saïgon jailbreak initially. The latest improvement that we are talking about here comes up with Saïgon IPA which simply means that users can be able to sideload the jailbreak app to their devices now.
There have been instances previously when the jailbreak releases were the result of individual efforts where the person working on the jailbreak used to put together necessary components for liberating a particular iOS version. However, that’s not the case with Saïgon jailbreak as it’s the resultof efforts from several people and now it can successfully jailbreak iOS 10.2.1 on maximum possible devices as you like.
Saïgonis a tool that has been put together by Ian Beers, Luca Todesco, xerub, Adam Donenfeld, Tim Michaud, and siguza. Abraham Masrihas compiled it. That being the reason, it’s considered as a complete team effort which allows for iOS 10.2.1 jailbreak.
Something that is worth noting here is the fact that when Saïgon’s initial release came out, it was supposed to support all the 64-bit devices that were on iOS 10.2.1. So, even though Saïgon is now available as an IPA file that you can easily sideload with Cydia Impactor or Xcode, there appears to be limited device support for unknown reasons.
This IPA version of Saïgon jailbreak is only supported on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, and iPad Air 2 having WiFi support. Some of these devices have already been tested while others haven’t. So, it’s your choice whether you should use it or not.
The Saïgon jailbreak update release simply shows that jailbreaking community is active and there is still a lot more to come.