When Apple released iOS 9.3, links seemed to not work all of a sudden. For instance, devices crashed when links were tapped not only in Safari but other apps as well. This was the reason for the release of iOS 9.3.1: to fix this very issue.
Of course, when iOS 9.3.1 was released, questions about when a jailbreak would be released were swirling. Then again, when talking about what exactly was updated, nothing much was detailed in the updates page, particularly when it came to security. In other words, the update was most likely to fix just minor issues like the one involving links. This also means that security issues addressed in 9.3 may still stand in version 9.3.1.
The possibility of an iOS 9.3.1 jailbreak
An Italian developer by the name of Luca Tedesco was involved in a lot of jailbreak activity. He posted a video showing a jailbroken iOS 9.3 on an iPhone just shortly after Apple released a beta of iOS 9.3. The video clearly showed that iOS 9.3 and iOS 9.3.1 can be jailbroken. The only problem is that Tedesco has clearly stated he wants to make his own experiment private. In other words, he has no plans to make it public at all.
So what can those who want their phones to be jailbroken do? This is where Pangu and Taig, two Chinese jailbreak teams, come into the picture. The thing is, the team doesn’t normally announce their releases. They always do this apparently, just like when they released an iOS 9.1 jailbreak in early March. In other words, they just drop solutions out of nowhere.
Should you update though?
Given that there isn’t much change from version 9.3 to version 9.3.1, should you update your device? The simple answer is Yes but that demands a longer explanation. This is it: we’ve mentioned that iOS 9.3 has issues with links in that it crashes apps whenever they are tapped. The only way to fix the issue is to upgrade the current system you have. Why suffer through app crashes when there is a fix, right?
Then again, this only applies to owners of devices with iOS 9.3 as they are the ones affected. Those on earlier versions should stick to what they have and just wait for a potential jailbreak.
Given that there is a confirmed update for iOS 9.3.2, there is wonder over the release of an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak. Then again, there are rumors that an iOS 9.3.3 update is being tested and questions over the release of a jailbreak for that is also in the air.
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