MOSEC, the Mobile Security Conference has taken place in Shanghai and there was a surprise announcement. The conference was co-hosted by PoC hacker group and Pangu Jailbreak team and the latter revealed a working iOS 10 Jailbreak. We haven’t heard anything at all from Pangu since they released a jailbreak for iOS 9.1 and we could all have been forgiven for thinking that they had disappeared off the scene for good.
Image : iOS 10 Jailbreak showcased in MOSEC 2016
Just because we didn’t hear anything from Pangu, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t working behind the scenes for us and the fact that they can now demonstrate an iOS 10 jailbreak proves that they have not abandoned the jailbreak community. The pictures below show iOS 10 jailbroken and Cydia running perfectly well, exactly as it should do on any jailbroken device. A look at the App Suggestions from Siri also shows Cydia [ext link] as one of the most frequently used apps and it looks like a lot of work has been done with Cydia long before the demonstration at MOSEC.
Image : Cydia on iOS 10 as seen in MOSEC
PoC live tweeted that, following a presentation on Pangu 9 internals, Pangu then announced the possibility of an imminent iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak but we can’t say for sure if this is true or rumor so don’t pin your hopes on it at this stage. Pangu has said that iOS 10 is more difficult to jailbreak and this is most likely down to something like the “Rootless” security system that was rumored before iOS 10 was revealed at WWDC 2016. However, Pangu has located a number of vulnerabilities that have not been patched and they are important ones for the future of jailbreaking. That said, although this could be seen as good news, we do not know what I going to happen with the rest of the iOS 10 betas. We are only on the first one and there are several more to come before iOS 10 Downoad [ext link] is released publicly in September 2016.
We mustn’t underestimate teams like Pangu. Although we have seen jailbreaks from other developers, none of them were publicly released and only one was shown to work on anything newer than a 32 bit device. You can read more about those jailbreaks in the links below :
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