Just a day before Apple’s big fall event, we have yet another confirmation that Apple’s latest mobile OS can be jailbroken. This time, it’s the Italian developer and security researcher Luca Tedesco, who has shared a video over on Twitter demoing iOS 10 jailbreak for 64-bit devices.
This is the third iOS 10 jailbreak confirmation we’ve had since the first beta was released back in June. The first to offer a proof-of-concept in this regard was renowned hacker iH8sn0w – the man behind the tools like iFaith and Sn0wbreeze – who demoed Cydia on an iPhone 5 running the first beta of iOS 10. Next in line, at this year’s Mobile Security Conference in Shanghai, was a similar demonstration by Pangu, the team of Chinese hackers responsible for developing jailbreak solutions for both iOS 9.x and 8.x.
Tedesco’s demo shows Cydia running on a jailbroken 64-bit iPad running iOS 10 beta 8. The video kicks off with a one-tap jailbreak solution, after which the developer jumps right into Cydia to show that it works. As always, though, there is no guarantee that whatever exploit was employed here will work on the final version of iOS 10, or ever make it into the hands of the general public.
In fact, if you’ve been following the relatively recent developments coming out of Luca, you will most likely know that he likes to keep his exploits private for research purposes. So better not get excited at the prospect of a public release of iOS 10 jailbreak for the tool shown off in the video.
Regardless of whether this particular exploit is packaged into a publicly available solution or not, Luca’s demo bears good news. It shows that eight beta releases in, iOS 10 is still jailbreakable, though that could change now and between the release of GM and the final public build. It’s a good thing we still have iH8sn0w’s and Pangu’s prospective solutions on the bench. Let’s just hope they package it in a user-friendly tool and release it to public after iOS 10 is available to everyone.
As always, we will keep you updated on the latest from the jailbreak world. Stay tuned.