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This article was published on June 17, 2016

Not even in public beta, iOS 10 has already been jailbroken

Not even in public beta, iOS 10 has already been jailbroken
Bryan Clark
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Bryan Clark

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We’re still weeks away from the first public beta of iOS 10, but why would that stop a jailbreaking community stalwart from getting an early start? iH8sn0w has been a prolific member of the jailbreaking community for some time, and in his latest video he posted an iPhone running iOS 10 being jailbroken.

If you’re keeping score at home, the last iOS version successfully jailbroken using a publicly-available tool was iOS 9.0.2, using the Pangu Jailbreak. A few lucky users managed to upgrade to iOS 9.1 using a tool released by Pangu in March, but most of the world is still stuck with an older iOS version for fear that upgrading will overwrite the exploit and thus lead to a vanilla phone running the stock version of iOS.

Because of the lack of publicly-available tools to jailbreak newer versions of iOS, many in the community thought it was impossible and that from this point forward they were stuck with older versions or, gasp, default updates.

The video, if real, proves that the community is far from dead, and jailbreaking iOS — even the developer beta of its newest version — is still possible.

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