If you own an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and have updated your firmware to iOS 9.3.1, you’re probably wondering if you can get your hands on an iOS 9.3.1 jailbreaking tool soon. Well, the good news is this is that an iOS 9.3.1 jailbreak is possible, but the bad news is that no one knows when it would be released, if at all.
Let’s start with the good news first. Renowned independent hacker Luca Todesco has shown through a video that he had jailbroken the first beta of iOS 9.3, giving us a clue that the firmware is indeed jailbreakable. Given the fact that iOS 9.3 and iOS 9.3.1 are very similar in terms of security, it’s highly likely that the jailbreaking tool for iOS 9.3 (such as the tool that Todesco used) will also work for iOS 9.3.1. Todesco has no plans to reveal what tool he used, but the fact that he had jailbroken iOS 9.3 tells us that hacking teams like Pangu and TaiG can do it, too.
But the bad news is this: iOS 9.3.1 may be more stable than iOS 9.3, but it also has its own bugs. Some of these cause devices to have erratic behavior, lose battery life faster than normal, and have problems with blocking contacts. There are also people who have problems with Safari, Apple Music, and iTunes, while people who own the iPhone SE report that they have issues with Bluetooth when they upgraded to iOS 9.3.1.
In response to these issues, Apple is planning to launch iOS 9.3.2, which will patch up these problems and provide users a more stable firmware. iOS 9.3.2 is on its fourth beta testing and will probably be released any time this month. Because of the stability of this firmware, many tech experts believe that jailbreaking teams will focus on creating a jailbreaking tool for iOS 9.3.2 instead for iOS 9.3.1.
In fact, there are rumors that the iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak will be released before the Worldwide Developers’ Conference, which will start on June 13. There are also tech experts who say that Apple would reveal iOS 10 during WWDC. If either of these happens, the chance of getting an iOS 9.3.1 jailbreak will become even slimmer since hacking teams would most likely focus on the newer firmware. However, it won’t be a huge problem since you can always upgrade to iOS 9.3.2 and download the jailbreaking tool for it to enjoy Cydia on your device.
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