For people who own an iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone and have already updated their firmware to the latest version iOS 9.3.1, they may be wondering if they can use an iOS 9.3.1 jailbreak tool. While the tool may be on the horizon, it’s not known when, if ever, it’ll be released to the public.
First off, there’s a small bit of good news: Luca Todescao is an Italian well-known, independent hacker who, via video, showed he had broken the first iOS 9.3 beta, provided folks with hope that the firmware could be broken. Since iOS 9.3 and iOS 9.3.1 are relatively similar in security, the chance for a iOS 9.3 jailbreaking tool working with 9.3.1 is higher. However, Todesco said he wouldn’t make the tool public, but it does offer some hope that TaiG and Pangu could also create the hacking tool.
There’s a bit of bad news though. iOS 9.3.1 is thought to be more stable than its predecessor, but it does have bugs of its own. Some bugs have caused devices to act erratically, others caused the battery to drive quicker than normal and some have blocked contacts. And, some folks who use Apple Music, iTunes and Safari have reported problems along with people who have the iPhone SE report say they have problems with the Bluetooth after they’ve went to iOS 9.3.1.
To address the issue, Apple will launch iOS 9.3.2 to patch these and other problems up so that a more secure firmware is in place. It’ll be the fourth beta testing and is set for release soon. Since it’ll be far more stable, tech experts think jailbreaking tools are going to put their attention on it rather than 9.3.1.
Rumors have circulated that an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak tool would be available before Apple’s Worldwide Developers’ Conference in June. Tech experts also suspect Apple would unveil the iOS 10 software then.
Should either one of them happen, a jailbreaking tool for 9.3.1 is highly unlikely since the hacking teams will put their attention on the latest firmware. It’s not that big of a deal though, as users can upgrade their phones to iOS 9.3.2 and download a jailbreak tool that lets them enjoy the Cydia app.