Apple is on something of a roll with the updates to iOS 10, having just released iOS 10.2 download [ext link] to the public. There are a couple of reasons for the onslaught – first, they do not want to be caught in the same problems as in previous years, with an unstable firmware that causes more problems than it solves and, second, they want to stop iOS 10.2 jailbreak [ext link] from happening. We have gotten used to jailbreaks being released quickly and regularly and it seems as if Apple is starting to win the war this year.
Image : iOS 10.2 Jailbreak Update
When Can We Jailbreak iOS 10.2 ?
Not yet. The release is a new one and, as such, it will need some testing before any of the jailbreak teams can do anything with it. They will be looking to see if any of the vulnerabilities they have set aside have been patched and they will be looking to see if there are any new ones before they can go ahead and build an iOS 10.2 jailbreak. What isn’t helping their cause is the number of so-called jailbreaks doing the rounds from developers who have no intentions of releasing their work for public use.
Image : Cydia iOS 10.2 Jailbreak Installed on iPhone
The obvious one is Luca Todesco, an Italian iOS developer and hacker who frequently proves that an iOS version can be jailbroken but then refuses to release the jailbreak for public use. We saw this with iOS 10 Jailbreak and iOS 10.1.1 Jailbreak, both jailbroken within a few days of release. Todesco never releases any of his jailbreaks, preferring to keep them for his own use but, like other developers that have done the same, all he is doing is telling Apple that there are vulnerabilities that need to be patched, not giving the jailbreak teams the chance to use them.
Apple is Winning the Jailbreak War :
It may seem that way to some. After all, they have introduced Rootless, a brand new security system that will stop access to files needed for jailbreaking, and they have introduced their Bug Bounty program, now paying researchers large sums of money to find and report vulnerabilities. Both of these will certainly put the brakes on any jailbreak but we are not saying that there won’t be an iOS 10.2 jailbreak; after all, where there’s a will, there’s a way and the jailbreak teams definitely have the will to produce it.
At this moment in time, there is little to do but exercise patience. If you follow us on Facebook , we will send all the latest news on the iOS 10.2 jailbreak straight to your inbox.