iOS 10 is here and is currently being downloaded across the globe. The release came just a couple of days before Apple started shipping the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and both the new hardware and the firmware are proving to be massive hits. So it makes sense that we would turn our attention to an iOS 10 jailbreak [ext link], simply because we become used to teams like Pangu or Taig producing them quite quickly whenever a major iOS firmware is released. Not so long back, we expected to have to wait several months for a new iOS firmware to be jailbroken; now it seems to be only a matter of weeks. With iOS 10, the proof that it can be jailbroken has appeared inside a couple of days.
Image : iOS 10.0.1 Jailbreak Update
We all know that Apple is dead-set against jailbreaking, claiming it puts the user’s data and device at risk. We also know that it is a perfectly legal process, at least for the time being and that means Apple can’t take any action against jailbreakers. What they can do is make it harder and they claim to have done with iOS 10. Unfortunately for Apple, Luca Todesco has already found and exploited at least one vulnerability in the new firmware and has provided the proof for all to see.
iOS 10.0.1 Jailbreak Success :
Uploaded to his Twitter account under his handle of @qwertyoruiopz , is a video of an iPad jailbroken on iOS 10. However, he has gone one step further than that and has produced the first evidence of a brand new iPhone 7 running Cydia on iOS 10.0.1 [image below]. The photo shows the black iPhone on Cydia v1.1.26 (en-us), proof enough for those of us that know the Italian hacker’s background and skills. Todesco makes no secret of the fact that, as part of his research on mobile security, he can and does find vulnerabilities in the iOS and then exploit them, just to show that it can be done and iOS 10.0.1 Jailbreak is possible [ext link].
Image : Cydia on iOS 10.0.1
However, as usual, he will not release any form of jailbreak using his exploits for public use as he prefers to keep his work for himself. That said, this is the proof we needed that the latest firmware from Apple can be jailbroken and now we play the waiting game. Both Taig and Pangu teams are currently running their own tests on iOS 10 to see what they can do with it in terms of a jailbreak that can be used by the public and, as soon as we have any news on that jailbreak, we’ll pass it right on to you.
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