With iOS 10 now public for several weeks, there is some concern that we haven’t yet seen a usable jailbreak for it from either Taig or Pangu. Apple has just released iOS 10.2.1 download, another bug fix release, as they strive to avoid the problems of previous years and keep their latest operating system running smoothly and as trouble-free as they can. In recent years, we have come to expect a jailbreak fairly quickly after the release of a major new firmware but this time it doesn’t seem to be happening.
Image : iOS 10.2.1 Jailbreak
When can we Jailbreak iOS 10.2.1 ?
Obviously, as the release is fairly new, we shouldn’t expect a jailbreak for it straightaway. There are several factors that interfere in the process of building a jailbreak and there seem to be more this year than in any other. First, there has been some outcry over the fact that some developers appear to have found a way to jailbreak some versions of iOS 10 but Taig or Pangu haven’t. There is a very good reason behind this.
Image : Cydia iOS 10.2.1
First, Luca Todesco has already tweeted his proof of iOS 10 and iOS 10.0.1 jailbreaks but we must keep in mind that these are only on single devices. The jailbreak developers must come up with something that works in millions of devices safely and that is going to take a little time. Another developer by the name of ijapija00 also claims to have jailbroken iOS 10.1 and iOS 10.1.1 but, for several reasons, including stability issues, neither of these will be released as working jailbreaks. Because these developers have made their findings known, there is a very high chance that Apple will now patch the vulnerabilities they used, stopping Taig and Pangu from using them – this is why you never hear from either jailbreak team until they are ready to release their utility.
Why no iOS 10.2.1 Jailbreak is Released ?
Second, we have Apple’s Bug Bounty program to contend with. This is a new concept for the Cupertino company, the first time ever that they have paid researchers for finding vulnerabilities. In the past, they have relied on the goodwill of the researchers but this year, they are offering to pay up to $200,000 for each one , a sum of money that some will find it hard to ignore and this may result in many vulnerabilities being sold to Apple instead of being left for the jailbreak teams.
Lastly, we have the sheer number of updates that Apple is releasing, along with Rootless, their latest attempt at stopping jailbreaking in its tracks. With the rate at which the updates are being released, it is no wonder the jailbreak teams cannot keep up and, for that reason alone, we may be waiting a little longer than we wanted for an iOS 10.2.1 jailbreak. Rootless was designed to stop jailbreaking by barring access to some files in the iOS and, while it hasn’t stopped it, it has certainly slowed things down.
iOS 10.2.1 Jailbreak Release Date :
For now, all we can do is hang on to our current jailbreak, PPHelper and wait for news on the iOS 10.2.1 jailbreak. As soon as we have anything more to tell you, we will pass it along but, to get instant access to the news, Subscribe to our free email newsletter and follow us on Facebook.