Can one jailbreak iOS 10? If not, what is the latest state of iOS 10 jailbreak for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices? Here we try to answer these questions.
We are yet to benefit from an official release of iOS 10 to the public, which won’t actually be with us until the back-end of this month. With that said, the fact that we have now had eight individual iOS 10 betas means that there is more than enough interest in the future of Apple’s firmware for people to not only start wondering, but to also actively questions via social media and forums about an iOS 10 jailbreak for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.
If you are an avid jailbreaking fan who keeps up to date with the comings and goings in the jailbreak community, then you will more than likely already be aware that the last version of iOS to have a publicly available jailbreak solution released for it was iOS 9.3.3.
Owners of Apple’s 64-bit devices running iOS 9.3.3 were, and still are, able to liberate their iPhones and iPads using the semi-untethered Pangu solution. Of course, as we also know, Apple subsequently patched the vulnerabilities used in that jailbreak solution with the launch of iOS 9.3.4, and then released some critical security patches with iOS 9.3.5.
One developer has already teased a working jailbreak on iOS 9.3.4, followed by a video demo by another developer, but it’s currently unknown if the vulnerabilities used in those methods to jailbreak are actually still available and unpatched in iOS 10. Then again, even if they are, until we actually get to see the final public release build, we can’t be confident that things won’t change internally within iOS 10 from a security perspective. As is usually the way, it’s once again a case of playing cat and mouse with Apple.
It’s not that iOS 10 is not jailbreakable at all, as has been shown by iH8sn0w in a video demo back in June, and even demoed by the Pangu Team at MOSEC 2016. However, as mentioned earlier, we’re down to the eighth beta of iOS 10, and it would be reasonable to believe that Apple has patched up all those vulnerabilities that the two parties were exploiting.
As things stand right now, it’s an extremely interesting landscape. Apple has stopped digitally signing iOS 9.3.3 and iOS 9.3.2, meaning that iOS 9.3.4 is the earliest version of iOS that users can roll back to if necessary. We also know that iOS 9.3.4 can be jailbroken, but whether or not that transfers to iOS 10, or if it can be packaged together into a public solution, is another story altogether. Also when you tie in Apple’s Bug Bounty Program with all this development, jailbreak fans could be in for an even longer wait this time if they plan on moving to iOS 10.
Given the buzz and excitement in the jailbreak world in recent months, we would be naive to rule out the fact that teams like Pangu are actively working on liberating iOS 10. With that said, the sensible bet is on those teams waiting for Apple to tip its hand first before they release anything concrete.
For the time being, if you care about jailbreaking, you might wanna sit tight on your iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak and wait patiently while hackers and developers work on an iOS 10 jailbreak. As always, we will let you know as soon as there is a jailbreak available for iOS 10. Stay tuned.
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