Just 5 days after iOS 10 beta 1 was seeded to developers, it appears that iOS 10 firmware have been jailbroken. But, don’t get too excited because the likelihood of the jailbreak ever being made public is pretty much nil and there’s a good reason for this. Before we look at that, the last couple of days have been somewhat interesting in terms of jailbreaking. We all remember Luca Todesco, the Italian hacker who showed off his iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak for beta 1 and we all remember that he said he would never make the jailbreak public. In a way, he has now done exactly that.
Image : iOS 10 Jailbreak Success
Following a look at the iOS 10 firmware, Todesco determined that his exploit was no longer of any use in any iOS version beyond iOS 9.3.3. Because of that, and because he says that Apple has definitely toughened up on security, he didn’t see the point of keeping the exploit quiet. So, he has pasted the iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak code [GasGauge Exploit] onto Ghostbin for anybody to try and build a usable jailbreak with it if they can.
iH8sn0w is a name we are also familiar with and it is he who has uploaded a video [below] showing an iPhone 5 running an untethered iOS 10 jailbreak on iOS 10 beta 1. The video clearly shows the details so we know that it has been done but there is one problem. The iPhone 5 is a 32-bit device and the sheer fact that he has not jailbroken a newer device indicates that the exploit he used was the iBoot exploit that he showed off a couple of years ago. This means that the no newer device can use it and, if a jailbreak were released based on that exploit, it could only be used by a small number of people.
Video : iOS 10 Jailbreak on iPhone 5
This leaves us back to waiting to see if Taig or Pangu Jailbreak Team can find any exploits in iOS 10 to use in a jailbreak. In the meantime, the rest of the developers are busy testing out the new iOS 10 firmware that Apple announced some of them with a view to building Cydia tweaks around them for the next jailbreak, assuming that one can be produced. Over the next couple of months there will be a number of beta releases and, until the final version of iOS 10 is made public, we cannot even begin to think about an iOS 10 jailbreak [read].
Useful Links :
- Taig 10 Jailbreak Update from Team Taig
- Pangu 10 – Pangu Jailbreak Installer for iOS 10 progress update [ext link]