How to Jailbreak iOS 10.0 – 10.3.3 Using h3lix on iPhone 5 / iPhone 5c / iPad 4


It has finally arrived. The jailbreak for iOS 10.0 to 10.3.3 on 32-bit devices is available to the public at last. This is, however, a semi-tethered jailbreak, meaning whenever you reboot your device you will need to follow steps 9 and 10 of the below guide to restore all jailbreak features. This is very easy though so isn’t a big problem. This new jailbreak has currently only been tested on an iPhone 5 running iOS 10.3.3 according to @tihmstar, so you may wish to proceed with caution or wait until it is confirmed to be working with other devices. You should defiantly make sure to backup your device to iCloud or iTunes before attempting this.

The jailbreak tool, called he3lixcan be downloaded from tihmstar’s official website and is compatible with iOS 10.0 to 10.3.3 on supported devices. This new jailbreak only works with 32-bit devices, meaning it will not work with anything newer than the iPhone 5/5c or iPad 4. This tool supports all 32-bit devices that are capable of running iOS 10.0 – 10.3.3 (see list below).

Requirements & Notes: 

  • This is compatible with iOS 10.0 – 10.3.3 on supported devices.
  • This is a semi-tethered jailbreak (read steps 9 and 10)
  • This will only work with 32-bit iOS devices (iPhone 5/5c and older)
  • This works with the following devices:
    – iPhone 5
    – iPhone 5c
    – iPad 4
  • This does NOT work with the following devices:
    – iPhone 7/7 Plus
    – iPhone 6s/6s Plus
    – iPhone 6/6 Plus
    – iPhone 5s
    – iPhone SE
    – iPad Air 1
    – iPad Air 2
    – iPad Mini 2/3/4
    – iPad Pro
  • This works on macOS, Windows, and Linux
  • Make sure to backup all your data to iTunes or iCloud before attempting this jailbreak
  • You should turn off Find my iPhone, and your passcode/Touch ID lock before trying to jailbreak
  • If you do not have a paid Apple developer account, the h3lix app will start to crash one week after being installed. This is because the certificate for it will have expired. To fix this, all you need to do is reinstall the h3lix app using the instructions below.

Download Links: 

Written Guide: 

  1. Download the h3lix jailbreak app from the link above and save it somewhere. Then download the latest version of Cydia Impactor (a program made by saurik) for your operating system from the links above. Version 0.9.35 minimum is required. Extract it and open the ‘Impactor’ file.
  2. Once it opens, make sure your iOS device is plugged into your computer, and that your passcode, Touch ID lock and Find my iPhone is turned off during the jailbreak process. Select your device in the drop-down menu.
  3. Find the h3lix app IPA file you downloaded earlier and drag it into the Cydia Impactor tool. If a warning appears, click ‘OK’.
  4. You will be asked to enter your Apple ID. This is used only to create a certificate for the h3lix app to be installed and will not be visible to anything other than Apple’s servers.
  5. Once you have entered your Apple ID and password, click ‘OK’. The h3lix app should now be installed on your device.
  6. Once the h3lix app is installed, open Settings and navigate to General>Profiles & Device Management and find the h3lix app profile (should be your Apple ID). Open it and click ‘Trust’ twice.
  7. Open the h3lix app. You should see a yellow ‘jailbreak’ button. Tap on this button and the jailbreak should begin. The h3lix app should now be installing Cydia. Do NOT do anything else with the device while this is happening. If this does not work the first time, just try again until it does.
  8. Once Cydia is installed your device will respring. Cydia should now be on your home screen! Open the Cydia app and it should open without any problems. If it doesn’t open, follow steps 9 and 10.
  9. As this is a Semi-Tethered jailbreak, after you reboot your device all jailbreak features will be disabled. To fix this all you need to do is open the h3lix app, tap the ‘kickstart’ button, and wait a few seconds for your device to respring (do not press anything on the device in this time).
  10. Once your device resprings, your jailbreak functionality will be restored!
  11. If you do not have a paid Apple developer account, the h3lix app may start to crash one week after being installed. This is because the certificate for it will have expired. To fix this, all you need to do is reinstall the h3lix app using the instructions you just followed.

Video Guide: 

ALSO SEE: How to Jailbreak iOS 11.0 – 11.1.2 Using LiberiOS on iPhone, iPod touch or iPad


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  2. hi
    i have and iPad 4 running ios 10.1.1 i followed your guide step by step but after more than ten times running h3lix app it cant install the cyida
    whats wrong can u please guide me

    • Firstly since its an iPad 4, I would suggest updating to 10.3.3. I would also suggest to keep trying the app, making sure to wait a few seconds after opening it before starting the jailbreak. If this doesn’t work then I would definitely just update to 10.3.3 and it should be more reliable.


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