Jailbreak community was surprise launch of the iOS 9.1 Pangu jailbreak in early March. Pangu 9 Jailbreak tool compatible with both Mac and Windows, but it does raise the immediate question of “what’s the current state of iOS 9.3 and iOS 9.3.1 jailbreak?”.
Apple released iOS 9.3.1 to the public with patch a bug which randomly started crashing devices whenever links were tapped in Safari and other apps on iOS 9.3.
But now that we have iOS 9.3.1 download available for public, is a iOS 9.3.1 jailbreak available or coming for it? Well from security perspective, not much has changed in iOS 9.3.1 compared to iOS 9.3. Apple’s security updates page doesn’t list any further changes for new iOS 9.3.1 which means whatever vulnerabilities Apple patched in iOS 9.3 remains as is in iOS 9.3.1. So, if iOS 9.3 Jailbreak released, it should work for iOS 9.3.1 Jailbreak as well.
Now those who follow our regular iOS 9 jailbreak updates closely will be aware that Italian iOS hacker Luca Tedesco has been involved in a lot of activity of late. That involvement included successfully jailbreaking and posting a video showing jailbroken iOS 9.3 quickly after Apple’s initial release of the first iOS 9.3 beta. The video evidence coming from the hacker shows that iOS 9.3 and possibly iOS 9.3.1 are both ability of being jailbroken. The problem though is that hacker has a number times made it clear that his exploit is private and he doesn’t plan to release it as a public jailbreak tool.
So where does that can be download? Reputed jailbreak teams Pangu and TaiG usually don’t provide any updates prior to a release. At this point in time with iOS 9.3.1 update released and the latest Apple devices such as, iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro available in stores, we can only hope that they have something making for iOS 9 jailbreak community and will release once it’s ready for prime time.
So if you are on iOS 9.3, you probably should upgrade to iOS 9.3.1. Because iOS 9.3 has a nasty universal links bug and updating to 9.3.1 shouldn’t hurt your chances of jailbreaking in future as iOS 9.3 and 9.3.1 are essentially same from security perspective, as also explained earlier.
If you are on iOS 9.2.1 care a lot of jailbreaking, you should probably stay there and wait for a next jailbreak release. If there’s anything the recent release of Pangu iOS 9.1 jailbreak has shown us, it’s to stay on as low firmware version as possible and wait patiently for the next jailbreak release. Because downgrading from iOS 9.3 / iOS 9.3.1 to 9.2.1 no longer be possible.
The recap, there is currently no public jailbreak available for iOS 9.2, 9.2.1, 9.3 and iOS 9.3.1. Those of you who care about security and don’t want Jailbreak (Cydia) should update to the latest iOS 9.3.1 update. Those who don’t and want a jailbreak should stay or downgrade to iOS 9.2.1 and wait for the next jailbreak release.
As always, we will keep bringing you latest updates on the iOS 9.3 – iOS 9.3.1 jailbreak front as soon as we hear more on it. Stay tuned.