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On my old iPhone 7, I have still installed iOS 10 that works really great. Yalu102 is a great jailbreak, but it supports only iOS 10 – iOS 10.2. However, Meridian Jailbreak provided support for iOS 10 – iOS 10.3.3 and I decided to test it. What I can tell after weeks of testing, it's a great solution to jailbreak iOS 10.3.3.


Download Meridian IPA

Meridian was initially released as a jailbreak that can be executed from a web browser. However, recently LukeZGD updated Meridian by replacing Substitute with Cydia Substrate for better tweak injection and compatibility and added Zebra as the default package manager. MeridianFix is released as an IPA.


What is Meridian Jailbreak?

Meridian is a jailbreak tool with support for all 64-bit devices, running any iOS version between 10.0 and 10.3.3. Originally released by PsychoTea, Siguza, and others the latest version of this amazing iOS 10 jailbreak was published in 2018. LukeZGD updated Meridian Jailbreak in 2024 for better tweak compatibility on iOS 10.

Because of the new update, I decided to test the jailbreak again in 2024 and this is what I lerned. Meridian Jailbreak is a great jailbreak tool for iOS 10 – iOS 10.3.3, and with the latest unofficial update by LukeZGD, it becomes even better. MeridianFix v0.9-008 is the most recent version of the jailbreak.

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PsychoTea
@iBSparkes
The entire reason I wrote MeridianJB was because I had acidentally updated my iPhone 7 from 10.0.1 to 10.3.1, after thinking Yalu was incompatible, before the release of xerub's extra_recipe. The best mistake I've ever made.

One of the greatest advantages of the tool is the possibility to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad directly from the Safari browser. The original version supports iOS 10 – iOS 10.3.3, but the updated MeridianFix version is compatible with iOS 10.3 and above. In this case, use MeridianFix IPA instead to jailbreak iOS 10 – iOS 10.2.1.

Screenshot of Meridian Jailbreka app for iOS 10.x.

Meridian was released in 2018 and was maintained for a couple of months. During the development, a lot of bug fixes have been addressed. The developer also added useful features such as an option to reinstall Cydia, install dpkg, and re-extract the bootstrap. The latest v0.9-007 Pre-Release was published in September 2018.

I recommend using the Meridian v0.9-007 release if you would like to use Substitute as the tweak injection library. This version fixes random freezes and should be much more stable. It also improves the source code, fixes jailbreakd failing to launch on older 10.x kernels, and tidies up the installation/running process.

Meridian Jailbreak was released as an open-source project under the MIT license. The source code of the exploit is available on PsychoTea's GitHub Repository. This way LukeZGD managed to update the Meridian jailbreak with his own improvements and bug fixes. If you need a more stable jailbreak environment use MeridianFix v0.9-007.

Please note that the web app of MeridianFix might not work for iOS versions below 10.3.x. It is recommended to use the IPA app instead for iOS 10.0 – iOS 10.2.1

Meridian vs MeridianFix

Meridian by PsychoTea features tweak injection provided by Substitute and Cydia as the default package manager. If it works great for you then there is no need for an updated. However, if you like to have better tweak compatibility on your older iDevice MeridianFix provides Substrate as the tweak injection library.

The idea behind Cydia Substrate is to provide Meridian Jailbreak with better support for jailbreak tweaks. MeridianFix also offers other improvements over the original version released in 2028. LukeZGD's version is a hacky modification to the Meridian app that should not have bootstrap issues.

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LukeZGD
MeridianFix Developer
MeridianFix v0.9-008 is a build of Meridian's substrate branch with an updated bootstrap. It uses Cydia Substrate instead of Substitute for tweak injection and compatibility. Installs Zebra v1.1.36 instead of Cydia on initial installation.

If your device is already jailbroken with Meridian, SSH to your device, delete the folder /meridian at root, reboot, and re-jailbreak with MeridianFix. The iOS 10 jailbreak can be used from a browser, but it's recommended to sideload the IPA instead. The web version is not as good as the standalone application.

Alternative Jailbreaks for iOS 10

  • Yalu102: is a jailbreak using some old components (such as patchfinder64, iokimig65, and lanchctl) to jailbreak iOS 10 – iOS 10.2. It supports A7-A10 SoC.
  • H3lix: is a free jailbreak tool to exploit iOS 10.0.1 up to iOS 10.3.4 and install Cydia on iPhone or iPad. It was released in two versions dedicated to 32-bit and 64-bit iOS systems.
  • sockH3lix: is a jailbreak app for iOS 10 forked from doubleH3lix project. It works on iOS 10 up to iOS 10.3.4 and installs the Cydia app, allowing you to access tweaks and apps from popular repositories.
  • doubleH3lix: is a popular jailbreak tool designed specifically for 64-bit devices with a headphone jack (A7-A9) running iOS 10 – iOS 10.3.4.

How to install Meridian on iOS 10

Meridian doesn't require an installation and can be executed directly from your web browser. However, MeridianFix was released as an IPA and can be installed by following the steps:

  1. Download the Meridian IPA from the link at the top of this page.
  2. Run Sideloadly application on your PC or Mac.
  3. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer via USB.
  4. Load the IPA file into the app to begin the installation process.
  5. Enter your Apple ID to sign the Meridian IPA file.
  6. Click the “Start” button to begin sideloading the IPA file onto your device.
  7. When prompted, enter the password for your Apple ID.
  8. Open the Settings app from the Home Screen.
  9. Navigate to “General” → “VPN & Device Management”.
  10. Click on the developer app associated with your email.
  11. Tap “Trust” to allow the app to run.

How to jailbreak iOS 10.3.3 using Meridian

To jailbreak iOS 10.3.3 using Meridian by PsychoTea without a computer follow the steps:

  1. Open this page on your iDevice in Safari browser.
  2. Click on the "Jailbreak" button.
  3. Tap Share → Add to Home Screen for easier access in the future.
  4. Slide to Jailbreak your iOS 10.3.3 device.

For jailbreaking iOS 10.3.3 using LukeZGD's MeridianFix follow the steps:

  1. Download LukeZGD's Meridian IPA for iOS 10.3.3 at the top of this page.
  2. Sideload the Meridian IPA on your iPhone or iPad.
  3. Open the Meridian app from your Home Screen.
  4. Tap on 'Jailbreak' to proceed and install Zebra.

FAQ

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Yes, Meridian Jailbreak for iOS 10 can be installed without a computer. The jailbreak can be executed directly for Safari browser on iOS 10 – iOS 10.3.3.

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To download Meridian IPA navigate to the top of this page. MeridianFix is an IPA release of the popular iOS 10 jailbreak that can be sideloaded on your iPhone and iPad.

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Yes, Meridian supports iOS 10.3.3. The jailbreak is compatible with 64-bit devices running iOS 10 to iOS 10.3.3.

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Meridian is a jailbreak for 64-bit iPhones and iPads running iOS 10 to iOS 10.3.3. Never version of the firmware are not supported by the jailbreak tool.

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Kuba has over 20 years of experience in journalism, focusing on jailbreak since 2012. He has interviewed professionals from various companies. Besides journalism, Kuba specializes in video editing and drone flying. He studied IT at university before his writing career.

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