A new jailbreak has been a long time coming and today we may finally have the news that you have been patiently waiting for. On July 1st, the one-day Mobile Security Conferee, otherwise known as MOSEC, took place in Shanghai, co-hosted by Pangu Team and a South Korean group of hackers, PoC. What came out of the event could be the indicator we have been looking for that it is once again time to start thinking about jailbreaking again.
Image : Pangu Demos iOS 10 Jailbreak at MOSEC
The last jailbreak we got was for iOS 9.1 and, although there have been a number of other jailbreaks demonstrated, none of them are for public use and two out of the three we have seen recently won’t even work on a newer iOS device. You might, however, want to hold back for just a bit longer because the news that came out of MOSEC is very positive. MOSEC is a conference that is held yearly, a place for anyone who is involved in or interested in mobile security to come together and share their knowledge. Demonstrations are held alongside workshops and a great deal of information is shared. This year, Pangu played a major role in the conference, culminating in the team revealing a working iOS 10 jailbreak [ext link] for iOS 10 beta 1.
Image : Pangu Team Jailbreak
While this is only for a beta release it is clear that a jailbreak for iOS 10 is being worked on and it also shows that, despite indications that iOS 10 [read more] is a tough nut to crack, the team has found the exploits they need to free up iOS 10 Download [ext link] for jailbreakers to take advantage of. Whether they have everything they need for a public jailbreak is another thing and, in all fairness, we wouldn’t expect a public jailbreak for an unstable beta version of the iOS, particularly not the first beta in what could be many over the coming months.
More good news centered around iOS 9.3.2, the latest public version of the iOS. A few tweets were seen from people in the audience at MOSEC after Pangu were questioned and hinted that there may be a public release of iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak [ext link] in the near future. A member of the PoC team also tweeted about a discussion that took place on security issues within iOS 9.3.2. That said, just because exploits have been found for iOS 10 and possibly iOS 9.3.2 does not necessarily mean that there will be a public jailbreak anytime soon and, a such we should take all news with a pinch of salt at this stage.
What we would say at this stage is if you are on iOS 9.3.2 stay there. Don’t update to iOS 9.3.3 when it is finally released just in case there is a jailbreak in the pipeline – you don’t want to miss out on what could be the last chance to jailbreak before iOS 10 is released in September.
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