Although iOS 10 has been released for some time, we have yet to hear news of a public jailbreak for it. Apple is continuing to release updates to secure the iOS firmware and to improve it, in terms of both features and improvements. The only hints of a jailbreak that we have seen have come from developers like Luca Todesco, the Italian hacker who never releases any jailbreak that he builds.
Image : iOS 10.2 Jailbreak Done by Luca Todesco
The updates from Apple continue with iOS 10.2 currently in beta. The new firmware is said to be bringing several new features and improvements and is expected to be released before the end of the year. Something else it contains, according to Todesco, is a large number of bug patches and that means fewer vulnerabilities for the jailbreak teams to play about with. Todesco has issued a warning, through a series of tweets, that iOS 10.2 is far more secure than any current public iOS release and, as such, if we want the chance of a jailbreak in the future, we should avoid updating to it when it is released.
Image : Cydia iOS 10.2
He isn’t, by any means, telling us that we will never see a jailbreak, just that, with iOS 10.2, it looks like Apple has included so many security updates that jailbreakers and hackers are left with little to break into and work with. The Cupertino company has long said that they will win the jailbreak war and, right now, it looks as if they have the upper hand and teams like Pangu and Taig are going to have to work harder if they want to break into the iOS in the future.
When will there be an iOS 10.2 Jailbreak ?
That is not a question we can give you an answer to right now. There hasn’t been any word from Taig or Pangu but that isn’t to say they are not working hard behind the scenes. Every beta release has to be examined and, if like Todesco says, there are few options left to jailbreak iOS 10.2 [ext link], they will have to revert to an earlier version of iOS 10 for a jailbreak.
What this news means for you is that you have to make a decision. If you update to iOS 10.2, you will be able to take advantage of the latest security patches, features and improvements but you will more than likely not be able to jailbreak it. If you don’t update and hang on for a jailbreak, you will miss out on the improvements and features and leave your device open to security risks. iOS 9.3.3 is, now, the latest iOS version that can be jailbroken and it is looking like that situation will remain unchanged for the time being.