It's been only a few days since Apple released the iOS 10.2 public (beta) version to registered developers and now, a demo video showing the new OS jailbroken has surfaced online.
Apple had intensified its war against jailbreaking in iOS by patching the loophole in the kernel protection system in the iOS v9.2 in late October 2015 and ever since, many jailbreak communities have tried to break it open. A few popular communities such as PanGu Team and TaiG showed limited success, but it has got increasingly difficult with the release of the iOS 10 series.
In August, Apple had announced a bounty program for software developers and those who find security loopholes will stand a chance to claim handsome cash reward, making it much more difficult for the jailbreaking community.
Now, a popular iOS coder, @ijapija00, has released a video (link provided below) showing a jailbroken iPhone 7 running the latest iOS 10.2 public (beta 1) version.
That being said, @ijapija00 is an ethical hacker and will not be sharing any data on how he cracked the iOS' kernel system to the public. He will be forwarding this information to Apple and with the new bounty program in play, he will be eligible to claim cash prize.
Now, that the word is out on Apple iOS 10.2 having loopholes, software coding communities will strive hard to quickly find ways to unlock kernel and release jailbreaking tool to the public, before Apple takes steps to close it.
Watch this space for more updates.
[Source: @ijapija00's YouTube video]