The long wait for iOS 10 jailbreak may seemingly end soon if recent rumors are to be believed. Chinese Jailbreak team Pangu is said to be waiting for a stable version of the iOS 10.2 before releasing their JB tool.
Team Pangu has Cracked iOS 10
Team Pangu has been rather discreet since the demonstration of the iOS 10 jailbreak at the Mobile Security Conference (MOSEC) back in July. That time, the hacker group was only able to jailbreak the first beta version of the iOS 10, while Apple was still developing it. Of course, Apple equipped the follow up versions with security tweaks to prevent jailbreaking.
Following Apple?s recent iOS 10.2 update, reports indicate that Team Pangu is finalizing the iOS 10 jailbreak?s public release. The ever reliable group is on the verge of making an iOS 10 jailbreak tool but is waiting for a stable version of the iOS 10.2. Pangu allegedly claims to have a way around the iOS 10 security but is waiting for the Cupertino tech giant to initiate a move.
With the final beta 8 of iOS 10.2 out now, the clock is ticking for Pangu to release their iOS 10.2 jailbreak. Despite adding more security layers, the latest update hasn?t addressed the iTunes backup security flaw. 1RedDrop.com believes this could mean that any exploit Pangu developed at that point are still workable.
Luca Todesco?s iOS 10.1.1 Jailbreak
In addition, there?s been a word that popular hacker Luca Todesco is now closer than ever to releasing an iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak.
Todesco has recently been tweeting his followers to downgrade to iOS 10.1.1, which his followers have been doing in anticipation of an upcoming exploit. He?s very clearly mentioned that ?there is a high chance I will take up whatever project 0 drops and write a full jailbreak on top of it. stay on 10.1.1, especially on i7.?
there is a high chance I will take up whatever project 0 drops and write a full jailbreak on top of it. stay on 10.1.1, especially on i7
— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) December 15, 2016
Todesco further clarified with one of his follower that his JB tool is not just iOS 10.1.1, but all devices running iOS 10.1.1 and below. Reports indicate the jailbreak will essentially use the Google Project Zero exploit from Ian Beer shown on a bug report that he filed back in October.
Essentially, now it is race between Team Pangu and Todesco as to who releases an iOS 10 Jailbreak tool first. With only a few days left before next year, the broader consensus is that the tool would debut no sooner than January 2017.