What would you say if we were to tell you that a iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak had just been released ? Well, it kind of has – if you can do anything with it. Normally, when a developer finds an exploit, he won’t talk about it until he is ready to use it in a jailbreak, one that can be used publicly. Luca Todesco seems to be the exception because in the last couple of months he has shown off, not one but two separate jailbreaks, neither of which he would release to the public – until now. The exploit that he used to jailbreak iOS 9.3.2 and Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 beta 1 called “GasGauge” 0-day exploit is now up for grabs to anyone who can make use of it.
Image : GasGauge iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak Exploit
So why now ? Simply because he cannot use it in an iOS 10 jailbreak. Having examined the first beta of iOS 10, Todesco has determined that Apple has put new security measures in place that mean his jailbreak exploit cannot be used beyond iOS 9.3.3 so he sees little point in holding on to it. It is for this reason that jailbreakers don’t reveal their exploits – as soon as Apple gets wind of the fact that a vulnerability exists, they will do everything they can to patch it and, by showing off videos of his jailbreaks, that is exactly what Todesco has done.
Perhaps better known to some people by his twitter handle , @qwertyoruiopz [ext link – Twitter], Todesco announced the release of his code on Twitter, telling users that they could find it on Ghostbin. In all fairness, because a sandbox escape is needed and because it is only the code, the only people who are going to be able to do anything with it are seasoned jailbreakers and most of those are focusing on iOS 10. However, given that we are unlikely to see another jailbreak for some time, this is perhaps a good opportunity for would be jailbreak developers to have a play around and see what they can do.
Image : Cydia on iOS 9.3.3
Unless you are intending to take the ode and work with it, there is little point in getting excited. We do not have a jailbreak for iOS 9.3.2 at the moment and we are not likely to see one for the foreseeable future. Right now, teams such as Taig [ext link] and Pangu will be concentrating on working out exactly what Apple has put in place, in terms of security, and seeing if there is a way around it. If not, an iOS 10 jailbreak may be more difficult to attain than we thought.