iOS 10 Jailbreak Release Date: Developers Say a Tool is in the Works

The iOS 10 jailbreak tool has been the subject of much talks and speculations even in its beta stage. Now that the operating system (OS) has been released, consumers are now anticipating if a jailbreak tool will be released. Recent news suggests that it is in the works.

Jailbreak personalities Luca Todesco and Jay Freeman both confirmed to iDigitalTimes that an iOS 10 jailbreak tool is in the pipelines. Todesco, as can be remembered, previously showcased a working iDevice running on a jailbroken iOS 10 beta. Since then, fans have been asking him for an update.

He has also revealed that he is interested in delivering the iOS 10 jailbreak tool through the OS' stock browser Safari.

"I plan on doing Safari research at some point," Todesco said. "but right now I'm all about KPP/iPhone 7 memory protections."

iOS 10 Jailbreak Has a Huge Security Problem to Surpass

One reason why a tool is hard to make is due to Apple's resolute stand against the practice of jailbreaking. That is why they have taken extra security measures to combat it.

"Starting in iOS 9 on ARM 64 devices (iPhone 5S and newer) you can't modify the kernel because there is a memory protection scheme in place that occasionally looks for changes and kills the device if it has been compromised," Freeman explained.

More so now that the iPhone 7 has "changes to memory protection," making it "totally unwritable at the hardware level."

Security is Tightened at One Spot, Weakened at Another

Although Apple has tightened security measures against jailbreaking, it seems that they have overlooked the backup made by the new OS.

According to Forbes, a Russian forensics company Elcomsoft found a new password verification mechanism in the iOS 10.

"We looked into it and found out that the new mechanism skips certain security checks," Oleg Afonin said, "allowing us to try passwords approximately 2500 times faster compared to the old mechanism used in iOS 9 and older."

As of now, an iOS 10 jailbreak tool for the latest software version is yet to be released by Todesca or other jailbreaking teams, such as Pangu.

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