Apple has released its new iOS 9.3 update at the beginning of this week and brought all the new features that have been tested by the developers enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program. So, what’s the status of the iOS 9.3 jailbreak?
On March 11, Pangu has surprised us with the release of the iOS 9.1, and shortly after that, one of the members of this team of hackers, called Windknown, has published a technical article about the critical security vulnerabilities in iOS 9.2.1, and he recommended the users to install this update for security purposes. However, he wrote this article before finding out that Apple has patched exploit used in the Pangu9 jailbreak tool for iOS 9.1. This means that he made a mistake and the fans who listened to his advice have regretted the move and started to criticize the websites that took over Windknown’s article and suggested their readers to upgrade to iOS 9.2.1.
But there were discovered some serious security issues in iOS 9.2.1 as well. One of them allowed the hackers to decrypt photos and videos sent by users via iMessage, but Apple has patched it in iOS 9.3. Still, there weren’t patched all exploits and maybe they will be used for a potential jailbreak in the near future.
If you’ve decided to upgrade to iOS 9.2 or iOS 9.2.1, you should try your best to protect your phone, not install malware or other malicious applications, and another advice is to not connect to unprotected public Wi-Fi networks.
Those who jailbroke their iOS 9.1 devices using Pangu’s tool to install the Cydia store, should also pay attention to the unknown Cydia repositories and enterprise certificates, in order not to get viruses on their iPhones or iPads.
It isn’t known if we’ll see an iOS 9.1 jailbreak anytime soon, because, unfortunately, the only developer who demonstrated a jailbreak on iOS 9.3 beta 1, the Italian Luca Tedesco, doesn’t want to release it to public.