If you are really not in the jailbreaking know, here's what it is: a way to negate Apple's predetermined settings of the iPhone or iPad in order to gain more control over the iDevice. It is also a way for Apple users to enjoy access to their favorite brand of smartphones or tablet, particularly to the iOS files system and manager for downloading applications that are not available on the App Store. While one of the latest versions of iOS 9.3.3 has received jailbreaking recently, it has led to people wondering if it is safe, and when the update for iOS 10 is coming.
Last week, we reported that iOS 9.3.3 had been jailbroken, and it was the Pangu team who was responsible. Of course, we always make the disclaimer that you should know what you are doing when you are dealing with jailbreaking, but there is some warnings that we are going to give about iOS 9.3.3 jailbreaking.
According to BGR, there have been reports that people using this new iPhone jailbreak are seeing credit card as well as PayPal account breaches, some of them have even reported breaches on Facebook accounts. There have been a lot that have been saying that Pangu is the problem, and the company has tweeted "we hope to find out the truth ASAP". Forbes also discusses what is going on with the Pangu jailbreak, and they don't think the billion-dollar company would have anything to gain by stealing $50 form a PayPal account.
We discussed last week that the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreaking tool had instructions in Chinese, but there are English versions of how to do it, which you can find here. It has been suggested that you restore your device to wipe the original jailbreak and jailbreak using this tool, while using a throw-away Apple ID and password. For those that want to do the jailbreak, and you have iOS 9.3.3 on your iPhone or iPad, here is how. There is a Reddit thread with a full text guide, as well as a video from 9to5 Mac to walk you through.
So, if there is a jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3, does this mean that one for iOS 10 is on the way? Well, if you know how the jailbreaking game is played, then you know that jailbreakers are able to break one form of iOS. Then Apple just comes out with a new version of their iOS, which makes that jailbreaking moot to those who want the latest. Since iOS 10 is about ready to be released, it might not be wise to upgrade from iOS 9.3.3 if you want a jailbroken iDevice for the next generation of iOS.