It has been more than 3 months since the public release of iOS 10 however we have yet to see a jailbreak release for it. Now it seems like there is still hope for those who are running iOS 10.1.1. Recently a bug report from Google’s Project Zero made available to the public a kernel and root exploit for iOS 10.1.1. While this is not a full jailbreak, it can serve as an important first step for the development of an iOS 10 jailbreak. The only problem with this exploit is that it has been fixed in the latest iOS 10.2. So if a jailbreak is released, it will not support iOS 10.2.
Good news is anyone who is interested in an iOS 10 jailbreak can downgrade from iOS 10.2 to iOS 10.1.1, as Apple has yet to close the signing window for this software version. This also means that those users who are already jailbroken on iOS 9 but want to have iOS 10 on their devices can temporarily sacrifice their device’s jailbroken status and and upgrade to iOS 10.1.1 using an IPSW file. They can then jailbreak again when a public jailbreak tool is released.
Even though other hackers might also go into the action, well known iOS hacker Luca Todesco has shown intention of working and releasing a full iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak based on the Project Zero exploit. He has advised users to stay on iOS 10.1.1 if they want a jailbreak especially stressing on users with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
there is a high chance I will take up whatever project 0 drops and write a full jailbreak on top of it. stay on 10.1.1, especially on i7
— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) December 15, 2016
No ETA has been given for the release of iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak and information is scarce on whether it will be untethered, semi-untethered or just tethered. We will update you will more information once it is available so stay tuned.