The last couple of months have been a bit barren in terms of jailbreaks and popular jailbreak team Pangu, have been very quiet. This could lead us to believe that they have dropped out of jailbreaking but recent events might just shed some light on their absence. iOS 10 download has been released to developers and this may be what Pangu have been waiting for. Instead of releasing jailbreaks for minor and small updates the team have most likely been waiting for this moment so that they can focus their attention on iOS 10 Jailbreak.
Image : Pangu 10 Jailbreak Update
Can we jailbreak iOS 10 ?
No, not at the moment. The first beta has only just been released and the next two months will see quite a few more as Apple attempts to get the iOS 10 download [ext link] ready for public release in September. Pangu will be carefully assessing each beta as it comes out, looking for missed exploits that they could possibly use to jailbreak iOS 10. However, they are not going to be able to release anything until after September and they are also not likely to have a great deal to say on the matter, preferring to maintain “radio silence” so as not to tip their hand.
Image : Pangu 10 Jailbreak in progress
One other thing that could be causing a problem is “Rootless”. Apple’s new security system is designed to stop access to some data and files in the iOS not even allowing those with admin privileges in. Pangu will want to know just how far this goes and whether it really can stop them from producing an iOS 10 jailbreak. The next two months will be telling times as they root out the possibilities and work out if there is a way through the system or not.
iOS 10 Features :
There are lots of other features on iOS 10, many of which can be used by iOS 10 jailbreak tweak developers to come up with some interesting stuff for Cydia [ext link]. We don’t know the full extent of the new features yet and things are bound to change between now and September but, as well as bug fixing and improving performance, we have heard about a few new features:
- Home App – to help you use your iPhone or iPad to control smart home appliances
- iCloud Voicemail – using Siri to answer your call when needed and pass the message to you in text format
- Customization – don’t expect much here but apple may be allowing you to customize your control center. The iOS 10 jailbreak will take things much further of course.
- Find my Friends – the app has been updated to work better on iOS 10 and you will soon be able to use it, not just to locate your friends but to see the status of their Phones and if they are free to talk
iOS 10 Supported Devices :
All current devices will support iOS 10 with the exception of 2 – the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2. This happens every year, with the oldest devices falling away and, as such, nobody should really be surprised. This does mean that owners of these devices will miss out on the iOS 10 jailbreak and will need to upgrade their devices if they want to use it.