Just a few days ago, Apple seeded iOS 10 beta 1 to developers, just after the keynote speech of WWDC 2016. We all waited to hear if they had included their so-called “Rootless” system, a security feature that would make it very difficult for an iOS 10 jailbreak to be produced and, a couple of days ago, it seemed our fears were realized. Luca Todesco, a developer from Italy who took great delight in showing off iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak on beta 1 that he was never going to release, suddenly dumped the iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak exploit code [GasGauge Exploit] onto Ghostbin, for anyone to look at and use.
Image : iOS 10 Jailbreak Total Success
His reasoning is because, after taking a look at the iOS 10 firmware, he determined that his exploits were no longer usable and that Apple was taking a much harder line on security this time around. This did fit with the rumors but we have heard nothing else from any other developer to verify the truth in this.
Today another developer has come forward with proof that iOS 10 can be jailbroken. iH8sn0w, well known iOS jailbreaker, has uploaded a video of an iPhone 5
, clearly running the iOS 10 firmware and clearly running an untethered iOS 10 jailbreak [read]. While he gives no details of the actual jailbreak, we know that the iPhone 5 is a 32 bit device and it stands to reason that, as he hasn’t shown off a newer device, the exploit he used is one he demonstrated a couple of years ago, the iBoot exploit.
Video : iOS 10 Jailbreak running on iPhone 5
This means that only the older 32 bit devices can use a jailbreak based on the exploit because it won’t work on the newer 64 bit iOS devices. Sadly, that means that this jailbreak is another one that will most likely never see the light of day and, if it did, it would only benefit a small handful of users. That means it is down to Pangu and Taig Teams [links below] to try and find the exploits that work on all supported devices.
The list of iOS 10 features that Apple revealed is quite impressive and provides a lot for the Cydia tweak developers to get their teeth into. It would be a shame if they were unable to put their skills to good use because we can’t find a way to jailbreak iOS 10. Over the net few month, Taig and Pangu will no doubt be examining every last bit of iOS 10, looking for that elusive exploit that will open the doorway for a new jailbreak.
Useful Links :
- Taig 10 – Taig Jailbreak Installer update from Team Taig [ext link]
- Pangu 10 – Pangu Jailbreak Installer for Windows and PC