It’s been a long time since we last had a public jailbreak, right back to iOS 9.1. Since then, we have seen evidence of later jailbreaks and some of you might be wondering why we haven’t heard anything from Pangu or Taig. The reason is simple – with the exception of one, the jailbreaks we have seen for 32-bit devices so nothing newer than the iPhone 5C can take advantage of them. You can find out more information about these jailbreaks at the links below .
Image : iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak
- Flying JB
Is Jailbreak Dead ?
No, in a word but, according to the above jailbreak developer and Pangu themselves, iOS 10 is not going to be easy to jailbreak. Remember the rumors about “Rootless”? It seems that they may be true for iOS 10. If you remember, before iOS 10 was revealed at WWDC 2016, we heard rumor of a new security system called “Rootless”. It would seem that apple has implemented the system in iOS 10, under the name of SIP – System Integrity Protection. The system is designed to prevent access to a number of files and folders deep in the iOS system to anyone, even if they have obtained admin privileges, and this is causing a few problems for jailbreak teams.
However, it may not all be bad news. Pangu has already demonstrated an iOS 10 jailbreak [ext link] on an iPhone running iOS 10 beta 1. The demonstration came at MOSEC, the mobile security conference held in Shanghai at the beginning of July which was co-hosted by Pangu. Unfortunately, the exploits they used have now been patched in beta 2 but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any more to be found.
Image : Pangu Team showing iOS 10 Jailbreak
So, When Can we Jailbreak iOS 9.3.2 ?
In terms of iOS 10, the absolute earliest we will see a jailbreak is after iOS 10 has been publicly released in September. There are several beta versions to go in the meantime and we can be certain that Pangu will be working hard to do what they can to get us a jailbreak tool to use. However, Pangu also hinted that there may be a iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak [ext link] in the offing but they didn’t say when. So far, we haven’t heard any more news on that but this could just mean that they are busy making sure the tool works on the most number of devices without any trouble. With any luck, we will be able to jailbreak iOS 9.3.2 sometime in the near future so don’t upgrade to 9.3.3 when it is released, just in case.
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