iOS 10 was released to the public in September and, with the recent release of iOS 10.2.1 download [ext link] users are starting to wonder if we are ever going to see a new jailbreak. Apple is determined to keep iOS 10 running smoothly and is releasing updates quite fast to fix bugs as they arise. Because of this, the chances of a jailbreak anytime soon are looking quite remote. Obviously, iOS 10.2.1 is a new release and we can’t expect Pangu to come up with a jailbreak straight away; the firmware will require testing first to see if there are any vulnerabilities available for use.
Image : iOS 10.2.1 Jailbreak Update
When Can we Jailbreak iOS 10.2.1 ?
That isn’t a question we can answer right now, even though there has been plenty of proof and rumors of jailbreaks being found. Luca Todesco is one developer that tweeted proof of jailbreaks for both iOS 10 and iOS 10.0.1 but neither of these will be released to the public, simply because they are part of his work as a security researcher. And recently another developer who goes by the name of ijapija00 claimed to have a working jailbreak for both iOS 10.1 and 10.1.1. However, this is not a stable jailbreak and, for a multitude of reasons, the developer will not be making it public.
Image : Cydia iOS 10.2.1
All of this doesn’t help us with a jailbreak for iOS 10.2.1 though. Pangu is one of our most prolific producers of jailbreaks and, in recent years, has managed to provide us with a high number of working utilities. However, things have changed in recent times and there are a couple of obstacles standing in their way. First, we have Rootless, the new security technology that Apple claims will stop jailbreaking once and for all.
Clearly, that isn’t the case, as has already been shown but it is slowing things down significantly for Pangu team. Rootless is designed to supposedly stop anyone from accessing certain files in the iOS system, even if they have the admin access rights. There are those who are arguing that if developers like Luca Todesco can get through the system then Pangu should be able to as well. There is no doubt that they can get through it but producing a jailbreak that works on one device isn’t quite the same as one that works on millions of devices and that is what Pangu must do.
Apple is Blocking iOS 10.2.1 Jailbreak Progress :
Secondly, we have the Bug Bounty program. Apple has never paid researchers to find vulnerabilities in the past, preferring to reward them with nothing more than the satisfaction of aiding the iOS to become safer. However, in a move that shows how worried the Cupertino company could be about jailbreaking, they have announced rewards of up to $200,000 for vulnerabilities and that could mean those important vulnerabilities are being reported to Apple before Pangu can use them in their jailbreaks.
Pangu iOS 10.2.1 Jailbreak Release Date :
At this stage, we cannot offer you any definite news on the release of an iOS 10.2.1 jailbreak but, as soon as we hear from Pangu we will pass the details on to you. Follow us on Facebook and Subscribe to our free email newsletter for up to date news sent straight to your inbox.