While iOS 9.3 isn’t official released yet, an iOS 9.3 jailbreak is already being talked about. Yesterday, we reported that Apple had patched a jailbreak vulnerability in iOS 9.3 beta 5, which was seeded to developers and public beta testers few days back.
The news came as a disappointment as we’ve been hoping that a jailbreak will be released as soon as iOS 9.3 is released to the public. Back in January, hacker Luca Todesco teased us with.
A newcomer to the jailbreak community, who goes by the pseudonym enMTW says that Apple’s fourth beta version for iOS 9.3 is vulnerable, meaning that enMTW likely found an exploit that can be used to jailbreak the latest version of iOS.
Furthermore, qwertyuiop says that the latest beta (beta 5) is still vulnerable and he has successfully jailbroken that version, as Apple hasn’t patched up any exploits that have been found so far. This is likely because no one has released those exploits yet.
@i0n1c nothing i noticed so far, my code worked 1:1.
— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiop) March 2, 2016
It should be noted that Todesco previously made it clear that he has no intention of releasing the jailbreak and it doesn’t seem like that’s going to change anytime soon. It is still good to know that iOS 9.3 can still be jailbroken and hopefully, Pangu or the TaiG jailbreak teams can figure out how to jailbreak iOS 9.3 and release it to the public.
Of course, it’s still possible that Apple could patch up these vulnerabilities before it ships the final version of iOS 9.3, and we wouldn’t be surprised at all to see that happen, but as long as the exploits used stay in secret, we have a hard time believing that Apple will patch it up.
There hasn’t been a tool to jailbreak iPhone, iPad or iPod touch ever since Apple released iOS 9.1 on October 21st (more than four months) that patched several vulnerabilities used by the Pangu Jailbreak team to jailbreak iOS 9 – iOS 9.0.2.
In any case, faked or not, we wouldn’t be surprised if an iOS 9.3 jailbreak already existed. Of course, we’ll be waiting until iOS 9.3 officially releases to the public, but at that point we hope to see a new jailbreak release sooner rather than later.
iOS 9.3 Beta 5 is Still Vulnerable and Successfully Jailbroken