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Apple Releases iOS 10.0.1 Before Pangu Can Create An iOS 10 Jailbreak

By Adie Pie , Sep 19, 2016 03:52 AM EDT

Before Apple released the iOS 10 upgrade, the company set up a series of beta testing to make sure it got everything just right. However, just days after its September 13 release date, a new upgrade has already been made to the operating system. The move was so quick and unprecedented that hacker group Pangu has had no time to create a jailbreak for the same.

What Devices Can Upgrade?

Like with the base iOS 10 upgrade, devices that can update to iOS 10.0.1 are the iPhone 5 or later, iPad 2 or later, iPad Mini 2 or later, any included in the iPad Pro family and the 6th generation iPod or later.

While the upgrade should notify users immediately, it can be manually done by going to Settings → General → Software Update.

How Big Is The Update And What Are Included?

According to Forbes, the iOS 10.0.1 is only about 25MB to 60MB and differs depending on the device. However, it is significantly less than the iOS 10 upgrade.

From its small size, it is clear that there are no major changes that were made from September 13. Indeed, the upgrade only includes bug and security fixes. To be specific, the update

  • Fixes an issue preventing the recognition of "Hey Siri" requests

  • Fixes issues that affects audio quality for calls made over VoLTE

  • Fixes issues that impacts Bluetooth connectivity and Apple Watch pairing

  • Improves stability of the Camera and Contacts apps

iOS 10.0.1 Jailbreak

As Yibada notes, widely known hacking group Pangu has been silent since the release of the iOS 10. This is in stark contrast to the group's earlier claims, as it was able to successfully break into iOS 10 during beta testing. However, it is possible that Apple has found a way to close the group's entry point into the system.

This does not mean, however, that Pangu will not be able to jailbreak the new operating system. As with most things, it will just take time. It should be noted, however, than updating to the latest iOS will remove any previous jailbreaking done to the unit. Which is why it is so important to wait for those that opt to have a jailbroken device.

Why Is Jailbreaking So Important?

There are plenty of reasons why users opt to break the operating system of the iPhone. For one thing, doing so allows the download of apps that are exclusive to Android. These apps include lifestyle apps as well as games. In doing so, the user gets the best of both worlds without relying solely on the exclusivity of one or the other. Other benefits include being able to personalize the device's look and unlocking the phone in general.

Despite this, however, there is always the option to reverse jailbreaking.

Pangu's Imminent Trouble

If Apple's quick action is anything to go by, it will not be long until the Cupertino-based company releases iOS 10.0.2, which means that groups like Pangu will have plenty of catching up to do.

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