Jailbreaking is something that a high percentage of iOS device owners look forward to, the opportunity to free themselves from the shackles that Apple binds the iOS up in and have their OS device working exactly as they want them to. It been awhile since the last public jailbreak and we have heard nothing from the jailbreak teams in recent times; perhaps understandably the community is getting a little concerned. Well, we may have some good news for you although, at this stage, we would urge you to treat this as a rumor rather than fact.
Image : iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak
Jailbreak iOS 10 ?
At the start of July, the Mobile Security Conference [ MOSEC ] took place in Shanghai and was co-hosted by Pangu. During the conference, they played quite a big part and, as one of their demonstrations, showed off an iOS 10 jailbreak [ext link]. The jailbreak was for beta 1 and an iPhone was shown running Cydia iOS 10 [ext link] on the iOS 10 beta. Sadly, the jailbreak exploits have been patched with the release of beta 2 but work is ongoing and we expect the team to find more. However, don’t expect to hear much more on the subject in the coming weeks – one of the reasons why jailbreak teams keep quiet is so that they don’t tip Apple off to the exploits and give them something to go looking for.
Image : Cydia running on iOS 10 as shown by Pangu Team in MOSEC
According to Pangu and a few other developers, Apple has introduced a new security system with iOS 10 firmware, a system that has been rumored for some time. We know it as “Rootless” but it is called SIP – System Integrity Protection. The idea behind it is that nobody, not even those with admin privileges, will be able to gain access to certain parts of the iOS, and that is going to make life very difficult for jailbreak teams everywhere. Only time will tell if there is a way around it or not.
iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak :
During the conference, a number of tweets were spotted from audience members and one of them intimated that Pangu had talked of an imminent iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak [ext link]. We can’t confirm or deny this and we have not heard anything concrete from Pangu themselves so all we can do at this stage is wait. Don’t update to iOS 9.3.3 when it is released, though, just in case Pangu do come through with the goods and give us a jailbreak to tide us over until iOS 10 is released.
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