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iOS 10.3.1 Jailbreak Update: Expect It in June, Says Top Security Researcher

( [email protected] ) May 21, 2017 09:00 AM EDT
Many Apple users are hesitant to upgrade to the latest iOS 10.3.1.2 as they wait for the release of iOS 10.3.1 Jailbreak from Pangu. Latest reports say the Chinese hacking group is now preparing to release a jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1. In fact, a San Francisco-based security company claims the highly-anticipated tool could be released next month.
San Francisco-based security expert expects the Apple iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak will be released sometimes in June.

Many Apple users are hesitant to upgrade to the latest iOS 10.3.2 as they wait for the release of iOS 10.3.1 Jailbreak from Pangu. Latest reports say the Chinese hacking group is now preparing to release a jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1. In fact, a San Francisco-based security company claims the highly-anticipated tool could be released next month.

Adam Donenfield of Zimperium security company tweeted that a "privilege escalation exploit" is already finished and "it will be released during conferences' season in the summer." In other words, we might see the release of iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak sooner rather later. In addition, tech website Blorge advised its readers to save their SHS2 blobs, an integral part of iOS 10.3.1, before installing Pangu's jailbreak tool.

For those who already upgraded to iOS 10.3.2, keep in mind that Apple continues to sign an older firmware version for about a week after the new version is released to the public. The Cupertino-based company rolled out the iOS 10.3.2 on May 15 and will stop signing for iOS 10.3.1 on May 22. So, as of this writing, you can still downgrade your Apple device from iOs 10.3.2. to 10.3.1.

Meanwhile, there's a non-rooted app posted on Pangu website for iOS 10.3.1/10.3 version. Dubbed as zJailbreak, this app can install Jailbreak apps for previous versions of iOS. To install zJailbreak on your device, visit Pangu's website and then tap the install button. Next, type your device's passcode.

The devices list below are compatible with zJailbreak app:

  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone6s Plus
  • Phone 6s
  • iPhone SE
  • iPod Touch 6G
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini 3
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Pro

Keep in mind that Apple discourages its users to jailbreak their devices. The process leaves users vulnerable to malware and identity theft. In addition, jailbroken devices are unstable and some applications shut down without notice. 

On the other hand, users of jailbroken devices can install wide range different apps that aren't available from the iTunes App Store. They can also make endless customizations on their device. 

With that being said, let's wait and see if team Pangu will release their jailbreak tool next month. There are also rumors that Italian hacker Luca Todesco and Team Taig are busying making their own versions of iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak. Until now, there is no confirmed release dates of the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak. 

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