iOS 10 Kernel Unencrypted – Jailbreak Dream Come True!

Rejoice jailbreakers, Apple has given us a fantastic gift in iOS 10: an unencrypted kernel! This information isn’t necessarily new, but Apple’s intention behind this move certainly is. According to John Grubber’s Daring Fireball, an Apple spokesperson said the following on the situation:

“The kernel cache doesn’t contain any user info, and by unencrypting it we’re able to optimize the operating system’s performance without compromising security.”

For those unfamiliar, a kernel (in relation to an operating system) is defined as follows on wikipedia:

… a computer program that constitutes the central core of a computer’s operating system. It has complete control over everything that occurs in the system. As such, it is the first program loaded on startup, and then manages the remainder of the startup, as well as input/output requests from software, translating them into data processing instructions for the central processing unit

Jailbreaking And iOS 10’s Kernel

iOS 10 Jailbreak

Of course in addition to being able to poke around in a previously restricted area (iOS’ kernel), security researchers will be able to more easily uncover new kernel exploits for potential use in future jailbreaks. Kernel exploits of course being the most powerful type.

However, this is also a double-edged sword, as it means other talented individuals without interests in jailbreaking can report kernel bugs to Apple for them to patch more quickly.

For a further explanation of the situation, check out my corresponding video, embedded above.

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iOS 10 Default Wallpaper

For those of you who want the iOS 10 wallpaper I’m rocking in today’s video, you can find a copy below.

  • Brandon Greubel

    If this website doesn’t stop with all the annoying pop ups and safari redirects I will not continue following it. Sucks because it was a good thing before the URL change. 😪

  • dave markey

    I can’t help but be discouraged while waiting for a new jb tool. I have the highest respect and regard for everyone who dedicates their time, efforts and talents to produce them, but as my phone is virtually pointless to me as stock, along with the constant expectations for a release very soon being stated here over and over again only to be proven wrong, It leaves me to wonder… When IS the “right time” to release one? If they won’t be going any higher on iOS 9, I can’t see how it wouldn’t be now. They’ve already put ios 10 beta out. The reality (to me) is, as it seems for the future, is that Apple will be continuing to release frequent updates. Maybe not just to reduce jbreaking, but, no doubt, it appears to definitely be one of the reasons. Those of us interested in jbreaking should keep diligently informed when a new tool comes out and not waste time utilizing it, expecting that the window of time to do so will likely be short. Those who don’t keep informed, or procrastinate will miss out and have to wait longer. The fault will fall on the individual user, or lack-there-of as it were. Please… PLEASE release the tool. Ios 9 is as stable as it will probably ever be.