As of right now we are still waiting for news on Cydia iOS 10 and, while we have seen proof of personal jailbreaks, there is still no news from teams like Taig or Pangu. One of the most prominent developers who demos these jailbreaks is Luca Todesco, an Italian security researcher and iOS hacker and he is now warning us, if we want any chance of jailbreaking in the future, to steer clear of iOS 10.2 update when it is released.
Image : Luca Todesco’s Cydia Update
We don’t have much in the way of detail right now but Todesco is clearly examining the iOS 10.2 betas and, through a series of tweets, has intimated that Apple has patched up a large number of exploitable bugs in the new firmware. iOS 10.2 download [ext link] is expected to be released publicly very soon, possibly in conjunction with the release of their new wireless headphones, the AirPods.
Cydia iOS 10.2 Current Development :
According to Todesco, the recent beta versions of iOS 10.2 are far more secure than any of the current public releases, with a whole slew of security updates included. This, he says, has left Cydia iOS 10.1.1 hackers and jailbreak developers very little to work on Cydia iOS 10.2. Right now, it looks as if Apple has finally gained the leading edge in the long-running game of cat and mouse between them and the hackers and, if Todesco’s observations of iOS 10.2 are anything to go by, the Cupertino company is not holding back this time.
Cydia iOS 10.2 Download Coming ?
As we said, we have had no official word from the jailbreak teams and, with iOS 10.2 patching even more vulnerabilities, a public jailbreak is looking more and more elusive every day. That isn’t to say we will never see one, just that it may be further away than we had hoped. With Todesco’s advice to hand, that leaves you with a choice to make. If you want to jailbreak in the future, don’t update to iOS 10.2. However, that does leave your device open to a certain amount of security risk and you won’t have access to the latest features and improvements so it’s up to you to decide whether a jailbreak is more important to you than security and features.