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iOS 10 Jailbreak News: Apple Bought Pangu’s New Jailbreak For $1.25 Million

( [email protected] ) Jun 13, 2017 10:00 AM EDT
Waiting for Team Pangu's iOS 10.3.1.jailbreak tool? Latest reports say it might not become available as Apple allegedly bought the JB tool to prevent its public release. Good thing, the jailbreak tool for iOS 10.0 - 10.2 is still available for download.
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Waiting for Team Pangu's iOS 10.3.1. jailbreak tool? Latest reports say it might not become available as Apple allegedly bought the JB tool to prevent its public release. Good thing, the jailbreak tool for iOS 10.0 - 10.2 is still available for download.

The jailbreak community has been patiently waiting for iOS 10.3.1. jailbreak tool from Pangu. Many believe that the tool will be released on the first of June, but it did not happen. Rumors about the iOS 10.3.1. jailbreak tool started when one member of hacker team Pangu posted a video on Youtube showing a jailbroken iPhone 7.

Viewers think the 10-second video was taken during a tech conference in China. It shows a demo of iPhone 7 running on iOS 10.3.1 that was successfully jailbroken. The clip has not revealed if the jailbreak tool is fully tethered or semi-tethered.

While many are hoping for a public release, some are losing hope as latest reports say Apple now owns Pangu's iOS 10.3.1. jailbreak tool. The Cupertino-based tech giant has been tough on hacking tools and jailbreak software in the past few years. The company reportedly bought the new jailbreak tool to study the vulnerabilities of its iOS system.

Chinese hacking team Pangu is composed of young and talented programming experts. The team is famous for releasing iOS jailbreak tools in the past two years. Now, Apple reportedly hired the team to search for vulnerabilities of the iOS system. Under a security lab of their own, Pangu Lab is composed of highly experienced security experts and professional hackers.

According to 1RedDrop, Apple gave $1.25 million to team Pangu to not release the Jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1. When asked if Apple would actually pay that amount for an exploit, famous hacker Luca Todesco said it is possible for a big company like Apple to pay a large sum of money for a jailbreak tool.

Meanwhile, the jailbreak tool for iOS 10.0 - 10.2 is still available for download. However, the tool is still in beta stage and may unstable. So, download and use it with precaution.  This tool works only on 64-bit devices only.

Follow this Reddit page for instructions on how to install the jailbreak tool for iOS 10.0 - 10.2. The tool's official download sources are yalu.qwertyoruiop.com for IPA tool and http://www.cydiaimpactor.com/ for the Cydia Impactor. Readers are advised not to download from any other untrusted websites and 3rd-party sources, as they may contain harmful malware. Last but not the least, always back up your data via iTunes before jailbreaking.

Tags : iOS 10 jailbreak, apple, iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak, Team Pangu