iOS 10 was released to the public in September and, as the year draws on, we have yet to hear any news of a jailbreak for it. We have seen a few videos showing iOS 10 jailbroken, mostly from Italian hacker and developer Luca Todesco, but these are not, and never will be public jailbreaks. It isn’t really any surprise that a new jailbreak has been slow in coming; Apple has done nothing but release updates to iOS 10 since its initial release and, with those updates, more vulnerabilities are being patched.
Image : iOS 10.2 Jailbreak Update by Luca Todesco
Now Luca Todesco has announced, via a series of tweets, that iOS 10.2 is more secure than ever. He says that there are very large number of security updates evident in the beta releases for the next firmware update and they have left little to nothing for the jailbreak teams like Taig and Pangu to work with. This means that, if we are to see a new jailbreak, it will more than likely be for an earlier iOS 10 version.
Image : Cydia iOS 10.2 Update
Todesco says that, if we want the chance to jailbreak in the future, we should avoid updating to iOS 10.2 when it is released, most likely by the end of the year. He says that, from his examination of the iOS 10.2 betas, the new firmware is far more secure than any previous one so it looks very likely that Apple has made good on their threat to put a serious dent in our ability to jailbreak iOS 10.2 .
iOS 10.2 Jailbreak Update :
So far, the jailbreak scene has been incredibly quiet, taking us back to the early days of jailbreaking when we would have to wait until the end of the year or the beginning of the new year before seeing the first jailbreak for a new firmware release. As the year draws on, it is looking more likely that we won’t be seeing a jailbreak this side of the holiday season but that isn’t to say that we won’t see one at all.
iOS 9.3.3 is the very last jailbreakable iOS version and, if you are currently running PPHelper on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, the advice is to stick with it and do not update. If you have updated, you have two choices – stay where you are and wait for a jailbreak, missing new features and security updates or update to iOS 10.2 and run the risk of not being able to jailbreak. You have a bit of time to decide what is more important to you as we don’t expect to see iOS 10.2 released for a while yet.