As of an update on March 14, Apple has released the seventh beta version of iOS 9.3, which is believed to be the last beta version before the public release. Thanks to the Chinese development team, Pangu, jailbreak versions of iOS 9.0.2, 9.0.1, and 9 have all been released just last fall as well, only further pushing Apple to patch up and clear out the vulnerabilities when a device connects to a public network.
The introduction of Pangu’s jailbreak solution for iOS 9.0.2, 9.0.1, and 9 last fall took everyone by surprise. For those that were yearning for a jailbreak, however, it was obviously a welcome surprise. With this release, any of the vulnerabilities that were used in order to exploit iOS 9 basically enter the public domain and leave Apple to eventually tear the jailbreak apart and patch the holes it may have created for security measures, which Apple did.
As iOS 9.2 and 9.2.1 released early this year, Apple patched even more jailbreak exploits. This makes it even more difficult for jailbreak teams like Pangu to release more public jailbreaks. However, a number of hackers have been confirmed to have successfully taken on the task, but they do not plan to release it to the public sphere.
This month, Pangu also released another jailbreak for iOS 9.1 devices, so if you are still using this iOS version and have a 64-bit device, you can download the jailbreak. However, the release coming this late does mean that anyone who has already update to iOS 9.2 or 9.3 are simply out of luck as Apple is no longer signing or making iOS 9.1 or 9.2 available to the public, which keeps the technology updated and running smoothly while it also makes downgrading from iOS 9.2.1 impossible and you cannot take full advantage of the latest Pangu jailbreak since it is a later version.
Many believe Pangu is waiting for the Apple to release iOS 9.3’s final version before they make a jailbreak available for the iOS 9.2.1-9.3 devices and that is why the latest jailbreak release seems to be so far behind schedule, as Apple is now quite a few stages ahead already.
Either way, Apple has a media release March 21, where the company is expected to release the final version of iOS 9.3 to the public. While there are now public jailbreaks available for iOS 9.1 and it is still possible to jailbreak 9.3 (as has been demonstrated, but not released), there is no solution yet for iOS 9.2 or 9.3. So if you plan to adopt the jail-broken versions in the future, it may be in your best interest to stay away from the newest iOS version for now.
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