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iOS 9.1, iOS 9.2, 9.3 Jailbreak Updates: Developer Reportedly Created iOS 9.3 Jailbreak; When Will It Be Released?

( [email protected] ) Feb 08, 2016 02:10 PM EST
The current iOS 9.2.1 version has only been released a few weeks ago and Apple is already working on a beta version for the upcoming iOS 9.3. For those who opt to use iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices without the company’s software restrictions, however, they can only jailbreak previous versions iOS 9.0, iOS 9.0.1 until iOS 9.0.2. There has been no jailbreak tools released since then, but some interesting developments have occurred.
A third-party developer reportedly succeeded in creating a jailbreak version of the new iOS 9.3 beta. (Image via Apple.com) Image via Apple.com

The current iOS 9.2.1 version has only been released a few weeks ago and Apple is already working on a beta version for the upcoming iOS 9.3. For those who opt to use iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices without the company's software restrictions, however, they can only jailbreak previous versions iOS 9.0, iOS 9.0.1 until iOS 9.0.2. There has been no jailbreak tools released since then, but some interesting developments have occurred.

Users who want to install anything higher than those iOS versions may have to wait for an iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak courtesy of either Pangu or Taig, two of the most trusted tool providers in the jailbreak community. Apple previously patched the iOS 9.0 and 9.0.2 jailbreak that Pangu created when it released iOS 9.1. So users may want to skip the company's new updates to avoid reinstalling restrictions.

Pangu and TaiG are reportedly just waiting until the tech giant drop the latest iOS 9.3 so they can release a new version. Apple has recently stopped signing iOS 9.2 firmware, which has both positive and negative consequences to jailbreak users. The bad news is that when users upgrade to 9.2.1, they will no longer be able to downgrade to the earlier version. The good news is that the Pangu team announced that it is now safe to update to the iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak. Rumors are rife that, should everything goes according to plan, the developer will be dropping the iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak any moment now.

There are reports suggesting that developers have already managed to jailbreak the iOS 9.2. Back in December, 3K Assistant, partners to the TaiG team, shared a statement claiming that an iOS 9.2 jailbreak had been achieved by TaiG and would be arriving soon. According to the statement, the team had found an exploit just after 8 days. However, it was removed shortly after it was posted and was replaced with a message indicating that TaiG had been "working hard" on the jailbreak but it had not yet been achieved.

When it comes to the soon-to-be released iOS 9.3, we have seen proof that it is possible to jailbreak, as shown to us by a hacker named Luca Tudesco. He demonstrated a working iOS 9.3 jailbreak in a video posted on YouTube (see below), but said that there would be no public release.

In the video, Tudesco shows jailbroken iPhone 6 running iOS 9.3 beta 1. He opens the Cydia app and shows that it is indeed a running version of teh iOS 9.3 beta. Considering that iOS 9.3 jailbreak is already achievable, albeit a beta version, it seems that a full iOS 9.3 jailbreak is not too far off in the horizon.


Tags : iOS, apple, iOS jailbreak, iOS 9.0.2, ios 9.1, iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.3, PanGu, Taig, Luca Tudesco, firmware updates