Apple has released iOS 10.3.1 download [ext link] to the public and you can find full instructions on how to download it in the given link. The new update is the latest in a long line from the Cupertino company and, although not a major release, it does contain a couple of security fixes and new features, including the new Apple File System, which will change the way we store our files in the future. The big question now is, can we jailbreak iOS 10.3.1? Right now, the answer to that is no but that doesn’t mean we won’t be able to in the future.
Image : iOS 10.3.1 Jailbreak Update
Jailbreaks have not been very prolific for iOS 10 and those that we do have cannot be used by all iOS users. The only provider of jailbreaks so far has been Luca Todesco, the Italian security researcher who always said that he would never provide utilities for the public. It seems that, with the lack of communication from the other jailbreak teams, like Taig, Pangu and PP, Todesco may have taken pity on the jailbreak community and released Yalu Jailbreak [ext link]. However, it did come with some warnings attached to it, not least the warning from the developer that iOS 10 was not going to be easy to provide future utilities for.
Image : Yalu Jailbreak Update
Quite apart from the fact that Yalu will only work on 64-bit devices, it is also a semi-untethered jailbreak and that means having to reinstall it every time your iPhone or iPad is rebooted. Not only that, it must be side-loaded using Cydia Impactor and it won’t work on the latest iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. Todesco has recently announced that he will no longer be working on public jailbreaks from now so the chances of Yalu being updated to support iOS 10.3.1 are very slim indeed.
Image : Cydia iOS 10.3.1
However, we do still have the other teams who may well be working on the latest jailbreak as we speak. There is also a good chance that a complete newcomer to the jailbreak community could release a fully working jailbreak – it has happened in the past and those newcomers have gone on to become respected members of the community.
For now, we would suggest that you stick with the jailbreak you have and don’t update to iOS 10.3.1 for now. If you do update, there is a short window of opportunity in which to downgrade back to iOS 10.3, although you may still not be able to get iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak [ext link], and you should be using TinyUmbrella [ext link] to save your SHSH blobs every time you change your firmware version.
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