iOS 10 Jailbreak News: No Crack Release From Pangu Yet; Here Are Suggested Alternatives [Video]By Noi Ramirez, UniversityHerald Reporter
It has already been several months since the release of iOS 10 followed quickly by Apple's release of iOS 10.1.1. Following at its heels, Apple came out with iOS 10.2 Beta 7 but to date, there has been no jailbreak release from Pangu for iOS 10.
Notorious hacker Luca Todesco advised jailbreak users to avoid updating to iOS 10.2 Beta. He reasons that the Beta is watertight in terms of its security and advises those who do not care about jailbreaking can go ahead with their update.
note that 10.2 kills many bugs, staying on 10.1.1 is a wise choice
— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) December 3, 2016
Nevertheless, for those who would want to allow a jailbreak should stick to iOS 10.1.1 for now. There is no assurance if jailbreakers will see a version come out soon. The jailbreak world has been silent and there has been little or no reported activity regarding a jailbreak, only speculations, and rumors.
iOS 10 too tough for Pangu?
Pangu usually releases a Jailbreak Tool for any Apple iOS two to three weeks after the versions release; however, there have been reports that Pangu will only release iOS 10 jailbreak upon the release of iOS 10.2. With the beta out and no word yet from the Chinese hacking group, speculations are flying that Apple's new OS is simply too tough for them to crack open, according to Latin Post.
Rumor has it that Pangu sent a message out to those anticipating for a jailbreak release, that Apple may have won this round. It could be recalled that earlier this year, that Pangu previewed a working jailbreak tool for 1OS 10 that was rooted from the OS' beta version.
iOS 10 Jailbreaking Alternatives
It is advised not to accidentally upgrade to the new OS. Once you do, you can no longer downgrade to iO9 that can be jailbroken. Download NO PLS RECOVERY from Cydia that will prevent iTunes update once in jailbroken mode, according to Gotta Be Mobile.
Additionally, using older versions of Pangu's jailbreak tools to work around iOS 10 might work. Be warned though that the process would involve a lot of maneuvering that would confuse inept users. Using jailbreak tools from Cydia and TweakBox, named next best hacks might be a viable ticket other than Pangu.