We are all getting a little tired of hearing about so-called jailbreaks that don’t come to anything. The last usable jailbreak we had was for iOS 9.1 firmware and since then Apple has been releasing update after update. These are mainly to fix the spate of quite serious bugs that have arisen in the latest firmware but there is little doubt that they have also patched up a number of exploits. Neither Taig nor Pangu has had much to say on the subject but others have.
Image : iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak Update
Just a few days after iOS 9.3.2 was released, Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 9.3.3 beta and, within a couple of hours, Italian Hacker Luca Todesco had uploaded a photo to Twitter, showing that the beta firmware could be jailbroken. Not long after this, the same hacker uploaded a video showing the iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak [ext link]. Although he has no intentions of releasing either of his jailbreaks to the public, it does leave us wondering why we haven’t heard from either of the current jailbreak teams.
Now there is yet another video showing iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak [ext link] but this time, it doesn’t come from Luca Todesco. Instead, it comes from a team of hackers we haven’t heard from in a long while. Greek team GSMagic were last heard of in 2003 when they pushed out an unlocker for the Nokia 3210 and now, all of a sudden, they have appeared back on the scene with an apparent jailbreak. Have a look at the video below .
Video : iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak on iPhone
As you can see, there is an iPhone 6S with the iOS version, 9.3.3, shown. Cydia [ext link] is launched and we can see more proof that it is running on iOS 9.3.3. MTerminal, a jailbreak app some of you will be familiar with, is then opened and a few commands put it, just to show that it does work. Whether you take this video as real proof that the latest iOS version can be jailbroken or whether you take it with a large grain of salt is down to you but take a look at the description beneath the video. GSMagic is asking watchers to “be patient for public release”.
Now, you can read into that whatever you like – it could be that a new jailbreak is on its way or it could be just another of those teasers that never see the light of day. Luca Todesco is not convinced, judging by comment on Twitter [ ext link – Twitter ] but GSMagic has now gone a little further and said that they have a date in mind to release their jailbreak by, depending on whether it is a legitimate tool or not and if that date passes without them releasing it, that will be it – it will not be released at all.
Even if they do release it, please don’t rush to install it. Let the developers check it out first and wait for them to give us their verdict. In the meantime, Subscribe to our free email newsletter and follow us on Facebook for more up to date news.