Pangu has worked hard over the years, especially in the last year, to bring us a regular infusion of jailbreaks. Their last one was for iOS 9.1 Jailbreak [ext link], a jailbreak that was soon patched with the help of iOS 9.2, leaving those who updated their iOS stranded without a jailbreak. Since then, Apple has released several more iOS versions, the latest being iOS 9.3.3 download [ beta 1 ], all of which have no doubt patched exploits that Pangu could have used to build us another jailbreak.
Image : JailbreakMe Bounty Success
Remember back in October 2015 ? A company named Zerodium offered the Million Dollar Bug Bounty – a million dollar reward for anyone who could jailbreak iOS 9 untethered. That bounty was claimed shortly after the deadline of 31st October, giving Zerodium control of what could be the most expensive jailbreak exploit ever. That exploit can be used in a jailbreak that does not require the user to connect their iOS device to their computer; instead, it is done through a Safari Web Browser, in a similar manner to JailbreakMe and it is unlikely that any resulting jailbreak will ever be made public.
That said, it doesn’t mean that other teams won’t be working on new jailbreaks. Although Pangu has been quiet for a while, it is likely because they are working on a new iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak but whether we will see it before iOS 10 download [ext link] is released on June 13th 2016 is another matter.
Image : iOS 9.3.3 Cydia
Luca Todesco is a name that we all know. Just a few hours after the iOS 9.3.3 beta was released, he uploaded a photo to Twitter showing an iPod with iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak . However, he also made it clear that this would not be released as a public jailbreak. Well, Mr. Todesco is at it again. This time, he has released a video showing iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak. Not in the normal way, though. This jailbreak is done through a web browser, again similar to the JailbreakMe style.
Video : iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak in JailbreakMe Style
What is JailbreakMe ?
For those who have never heard of JailbreakMe, it is one of the older versions of the jailbreak, going back to 2007 and used to be the only way we could jailbreak. It was made famous by Comex, a well-known and respected developer and is done by way of a Safari exploit, providing a one-click jailbreak for iOS devices. However, once again, Luca Todesco has said he will not be making the jailbreak public. It seems that in one respect he is showing us that it can be done and, in another he may be mocking the jailbreak teams who haven’t yet provided a new jailbreak.
- Tip : Check out our Safari based iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak Tutorial here .
Given that Apple is hell-bent on patching up all exploits in the iOS, making it as secure as they possibly can, and taking into account at the last time we saw a JailbreakMe style tool was 5 years ago, this latest jailbreak is a pretty big achievement – even more so if we could actually use it.
What are your thoughts on this ? Are teams like Pangu and Taig falling behind or are they biding their time, preferring to hold the exploits for a bigger jailbreak ? Follow us on Facebook and Subscribe to our newsletter for the very latest in jailbreak news.