Apple’s iOS 10 successfully jailbroken even before it is released to users
iPhone users eagerly await any news of iOS jailbreak because it allows them to escape the clutches of closed door Apple ecosystem and install their own Apps. However it has seldom happened that a jailbreak has been released even before Apple had released a closed beta of its operating system.
This is happening now as iH8sn0w, the iOS hacker, who developed Sn0wbreeze and iFaith, has successfully jailbroken the early build of iOS that were out for developer accounts and also has a video to prove it. Only at the start of this week, Apple had unveiled its beta developer edition of iOS 10.
A few days ago iH8sn0w hinted that he had a jailbreak for iOS 10 when he tweeted that Cydi worked fine with iOS 10. However, the hacker can now be seen in the video with a successfully jailbroken iPhone 5 running Cydia on iOS 10 with no reported crashing “for now?”
The video also shows the jailbreak running on a 32-but device, which is also teasing the verbose mode. It can be assumed that his jailbreak depends on his older iBoot exploit, which allows devices to be jailbroken for life. However, this could help other jailbreakers accelerate development of a jailbreak that works across all devices, even 64-bit one such as the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus.
However, there is no clarity as to whether the video released by iH8sn0w was to show that it is possible to jailbreak iOS 10, or to keep for his own research and usage purposes rather than issue it to the public.
On the other hand, many are still desperate for an iOS 9 jailbreak, as iOS 10 approaches this fall. The last major release was in October last year, when the Pangu Chinese team launched its popular tool for iOS 9.0-9.0.2 – one that many people are still using and as a result, are stuck on iOS 9.0.2.
While there is still no real jailbreak for the latest public release of iOS 9.3.3, we might have to wait until iOS 10 is officially released to the public before being able to install the jailbreak.
The author Kavita Iyer
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