After Apple announced the iOS 10 at WWDC 2016, many believe the system would be hard for hackers to jailbreak. However, well-known hacker iH8sn0w reportedly found loopholes in the system to successfully crack its security defenses. He also posted a video on Youtube to prove his achievement.
Now, here's the latest about Apple iOS 9.1, 9.3, 10 jailbreak release date and rumors.
In a video from iH8sn0w, it shows a jailbroken iOS 10 is installed in the iPhone 5, which was released way back in 2012. Apart from the jailbroken software, the video also shows the hacker is using Cydia App store. It is still not yet known if this jailbreak is compatible to 64-bit devices or not. Take note that the iPhone 5 is a 32-bit device, and there's no way to tell if the hacked iOS 10 software can also run on the latest devices.
Furthermore, it is not yet announced if iH8sn0w would make the latest jailbreak tool available for anyone. The hacker did not release his previous exploits for iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 9, and he might do the same with iOS 10 jailbreak. On the brighter side, popular hacking groups like Team Taig and Team Pangu could use the exploits that iH8sn0w found to release a public version of iOS 10 jailbreak software.
We previously said the new jailbreak tool might come in iOS 10 because hackers don't want to waste their time on small iOS updates. In fact, Apple CEO Tim Cook described iOS 10 as "the mother of all releases" during the WWDC 2016.
Apple's latest operating system introduces improved Apple Music app, revamped Messaging and updated lock screen.
For now, it is safe to say that there's still no iOS 10 jailbreak tool available for public. So websites that claim they have the new jailbreak tool are highly likely fake. The last major release came from Team Pangu last year for iOS 9.0-9.0.2. The Chinese hacking team also released minor tool for iOS 9.1 last March but it has instabilities and bugs.
For the part of Apple, it discourages users to jailbreak their devices, because it might cause problems in the operating system. Also, the practice makes users vulnerable to malwares and identity theft. To stop jailbreak softwares, the Cupertino-based tech giant regularly send patch updates to iOS.
We'll give you more details about iOS 10 once it becomes available. Stay tuned with Gospel Herald for more update.