With Apple revealing its latest mobile operating system, the iOS 10, at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event, the jailbreaking community once again hopes for the hacker teams to release a fully functional jailbreak tool for the iOS 9.3.
Since the release of the iOS 9.3 update by Apple back in March, fans have been expecting to hear another jailbreak tool for iPhones and iPads, but no team managed to give a fully functional tool. Hackers were reportedly waiting for Apple to release a full and final version of the iOS 9.3 which had a number of bugs causing minor problems in the OS.
Apple has since then released several betas to the iOS 9.3, which included iOS 9.3.1 and iOS 9.3.2 and is also planning to release yet another beta iOS 9.3.3. So there is pretty much confusion regarding which of the iPhone OS has a jailbreaking tool created for users to access the cool features of a fully functional iOS.
Several of the online reports have concluded that there is no jailbreak tools for iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.1 and iOS 9.3.2.
Apple has in fact stopped signing the iOS 9.3.1 version which means users won?t be able to downgrade their devices to any of the previous iOS systems. So currently, the iOS 9.3.2 is the most stable version of the operating system and if anybody will release new jailbreaking tools right now, it will be for 9.3.2.
However, with Apple already working on iOS 9.3.3, it seems highly unlikely that we may see another jailbreak tool. If any of the hacker groups do release an iOS 9 version jailbreaking tool, it will be for the 9.3.3.
Reports emerging from Mobipicker suggest that there is possibility of jailbreak Team Pangu revealing something soon enough as they have sent invites to hackers and researchers for the MOSEC conference. It is expected that Pangu may unveil the iOS 9.2 jailbreak or the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak tool at the event. Should they fail to reveal another jailbreak, we might possibly be hearing the future of jailbreaking.
Many have claimed the end of jailbreaking as Apple is making its system more and more secure with each passing day and in fact the company deliberately keeps updating the iOS with betas to prevent hackers from creating the illegal tools.
Meanwhile, with the iOS 10 now becoming the future proprietary iPhone OS, hackers will be planning in advance to get jailbreak tools for the latest and most updated system. But the question remains as to how hackers will bypass Apple?s tougher security upgrades.
Still, there are claims of a semi jailbreak tool for the iOS 9.3. A website called Semi Jailbreak (semijb.com) claims to offer a browser-based iOS 9.3 jailbreak but won?t work on a Windows PC since it supposedly needs you to visit the site using the Safari browser of an iOS device. However, numerous reports have found these claims to be quite misleading.
In fact, a number of fake websites such as pangu8.com and taig9.com, claiming to represent the famous Chinese hacker groups have cropped up. The original websites of the Chinese hackers are pangu.io and taig.com and they can also be followed on Twitter – Pangu and TaiG – where they offer the latest information regarding their jailbreak tools.
Users also need to avoid websites that ask for payment in lieu of jailbreaking their devices. Not only will they end up losing their money, there are chances that some virus or trojan could be installed into their iPhone and iPad causing them further problems.