Now that iOS 10 has been released and subsequently updated, not once, but twice, the jailbreak community is beginning to ask when we will see a new jailbreak released. The current version of the iOS firmware stands at the very recently released iOS 10.0.2 download [ext link], another minor bug fix update that is essential for some users but pushes back the possibility of a jailbreak being released immediately. Taig and Pangu are both hard at work testing the iOS 10 firmware to see what vulnerabilities are available for use and will now be concentrating their efforts on an iOS 10.0.2 jailbreak [ext link].
Image : iOS 10.0.2 Jailbreak Update
We know that iOS 10 can be jailbroken; there is no question about it. Although Apple says that they will continue to make it harder to jailbreak, even the inclusion of “Rootless”, their new system that blocks access to files and data in the iOS, has not worked this time around. Luca Todesco has, once again, come up with some proof that the new firmware is not locked down tight enough. If you check out his Twitter account, handle @qwertyoruiopz, you will see a video the shows an iPad 2 on iOS 10 and a photograph of an iPhone 7 on iOS 10.0.1, both running Cydia.
Image : Cydia iOS 10.0.2
That begs the question for some people, if he can do it, why can’t the jailbreak teams ? The answer is simple – building a jailbreak for one or two devices is a lot easier than building one for millions of devices. Not only do Taig and Pangu have to build jailbreaks for all the different versions of the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch they also have to take into account that each one has several variations and, if they do manage to produce an iOS 10.0.2 jailbreak, it has to work on most, if not all of them.
iOS 10.0.2 Jailbreak Release Date :
The latest jailbreak that we have is PPHelper for iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.3.3. We do not have a way of downgrading back to iOS 9.3.3 anymore so anyone who has updated is now stuck without a jailbreak until Taig or Pangu release the iOS 10.0.2 jailbreak utility. If you haven’t updated, don’t because you could be in for a wait. Typically, the first public jailbreak for a major firmware tends to be released around a month after the initial release but, with the speed at which the updates are coming out, we could be waiting a little longer.
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