The jailbreak community is eagerly awaiting the release of a new iOS 10.0.2 jailbreak, now that iOS 10 is out and being downloaded across the world. Apple is keeping on top of things at the moment, having released no less than two updates to the new firmware already. While the updates are designed to fix minor bugs and issues that are inevitable after a major firmware release, they are also, more than likely, patching up any vulnerabilities that Taig or Pangu could be using.
Image : iOS 10.0.2 Jailbreak
The latest version, iOS 10.0.2 download [ext link], has not yet been jailbroken but, if you have been keeping up with news then you will know that both iOS 10 and iOS 10.0.1 have. Luca Todesco managed to jailbreak both versions of the firmware within days of release, posting his proof to his Twitter account, @qwertyoruiopz . If you want to go take a look you will find a photo of an iPhone 7 running on Cydia v1.1.26 and an iPad, both jailbroken on iOS 10 or iOS 10.0.1. That leaves Taig and Pangu to concentrate on producing an iOS 10.0.2 jailbreak [ext link].
Image : Cydia on iOS 10.0.2
We are in no doubt that both teams are working hard on this, and will be testing out the latest firmware to see what they can find. We must also keep in mind that iOS 10.1 download [ext link] has been seeded to developers in beta format so they will be looking at that as well to determine if it is worth coming up with an iOS 10.0.2 jailbreak or waiting until iOS 10.1 is released. Just because neither team is vocal on their work, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t working behind the scenes, preferring to keep silent until they are ready to release a jailbreak utility.
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We do know that people are asking why they can’t produce one as quick as Todesco does – if he can do it within a few days, surely they can as well ? The difference is, Luca Todesco is only jailbreaking one variant of one device. To produce a fully working iOS 10.0.2 jailbreak, Taig and Pangu teams have to make sure that it is not only safe, but that it runs on as many variants of as many iOS devices as possible and that is not a job to take lightly.
Right now we need to have patience and quite a lot of it, while both teams work their magic to come up with a jailbreak for iOS 10.0.2. In the meantime, if you haven’t updated to iOS 10 or beyond, don’t if you want to hang onto your jailbreak – we can’t downgrade to iOS 9.3.3 anymore and that means losing the PPHelper jailbreak.