Apple very recently launched iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus running on its latest iOS 10. It’s been only a few days since these devices have hit the market shelves in a handful of countries, yet a 19-year-old boy has managed to jailbreak Apple’s latest iOS 10. Luca Todesco, better known by his Twitter handle qwertyoruiopz has successfully jailbroken an iPhone 7 running on the latest iOS 10. He said that it took him less than 24 hours to jailbreak the iOS 10 and has even posted a 20-second video of iPhone 7 running Cydia.
iOS jailbreaking has always allured the developers and there are many developers like Pangu and iH8Sn0w which are well known for jailbreaking different iOS. However, Apple has made jailbreaking extremely difficult and the last OS for which the jailbreak was made available by the developers was iOS 9.3.3. Apple even stopped signing older iOS versions and the users can’t downgrade to iOS 9.3.3 or older versions using the iTunes recovery. Jailbreaking became even more difficult after the release of iOS 9.3.5 as it included a patch for the Pegasus spyware by Apple.
Mr. Todesco while talking to Motherboard revealed that although jailbreaking has become more difficult over the time, still there are some loopholes. He said, “They definitely made my life harder. The iPhone 7 is a step in the right direction. Obviously, it’s not 100 percent secure – like nothing else is. Being able to have access to the hardest target among mobile targets is very useful. Having a jailbroken phone is useful to do live debugging and find even more bugs.”
obligatory cydia screenshot pic.twitter.com/peSF0kVNBh
— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) September 21, 2016
Mr. Todesco must be congratulated for the great feat achieved by him, but the young developer seems to be no mood of making his exploits public. He might release the details once Apple releases the patch for the same. He even took to Twitter to post an image of the terminal from where he got the root access. Todesco might even enter Apple’s bounty program by submitting these vulnerabilities but he is yet to make his mind. We’re looking forward to the details of this exploit and hope that Apple would soon release a patch to fix these loopholes.