iOS 10.2 has just been released to the public, following a short beta program for developers to test it out. This is the latest in a long line of updates from the Cupertino company, all designed to fix iOS 10 and stop it from becoming the unstable mess of previous iOS versions. It may also be a factor in why we haven’t yet seen any iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak [ext link] for iPhone.
Image : iOS 10.2 Jailbreak Evasion Update
Why Can’t we Jailbreak iOS 10.2 Yet ?
There are lots of things that jailbreak developers must overcome before they can produce a fully working jailbreak for the masses to use. One of the things standing in their way right now is the sheer number of developers who insist on showing off jailbreaks with no intentions of releasing them to the public. One such developer is Luca Todesco, well known for tweeting proof of iOS 10.x.x jailbreaks but not doing anything with them. He has already shown us that iOS 10 and iOS 10.1.1 can be jailbroken and other developers have done the same thing with later versions of iOS 10.
Video : iOS 10.1 Jailbreak in action
There are two reasons why Taig, Pangu, and PP teams have not followed suit – first, the vulnerabilities that these developers have used have most likely been patched by now; by showing the proof off, they alert Apple to the fact that there are vulnerabilities in existence. Second, those jailbreaks are shown off on one or two devices; the teams have to build a jailbreak that will work safely on millions and that takes a to more time to achieve and that is part of the reason why we won’t see an iOS 10.2 jailbreak [ext link] in the coming days.
Image : Cydia iOS 10.2
Is Apple Truly Ahead This Time ?
They may be ahead at this stage of the game but we know that all the jailbreak teams are working very hard on an iOS 10.2 jailbreak and we have absolutely no doubt that, in a very short time, they will be able to release it. They do have to contend with Apple’s Rootless system, which is slowing things down significantly and they also have to try and beat the researchers who are selling vulnerabilities to Apple for a potential reward of up to $200,000.
In the meantime, if you are running PPHelper jailbreak, do not update or you will lose it and you will lose the chance to reinstall it. If you follow us on Facebook , we’ll send all the latest news on the iOS 10.2 jailbreak straight to your inbox.