As expected, the folks over at Pangu have released a tool that’s capable of breaking through pretty much all iOS versions out there, whether you’re running on iOS 9.2 or iOS 9.3.3, you no longer need to think twice before jailbreaking your phone, or perhaps you do.
According to initial reports from people, there has been some suspicious activity on the PayPal accounts of several users who used the Chinese version of the jailbreak tool, the Chinese version was available to download before the English version came out.
Is it safe to Jailbreak right now?
It should be noted that most of the people who are reporting problems are the ones who downloaded the Chinese version, Reddit user MacOda’s thread over here gives you an idea about everything that’s going on.
Jay Freeman, also known as Saurik, posted this in response to the above thread.
It is currently unknown whether using the English version is actually safer, but that seems to be the general consensus around the community for now, there have been no confirmations that the jailbreak itself is the reason behind these vulnerabilities, it might just be coincidence that the security breaches happened around the same time as the jailbreak release.
Where can I find more information?
It’s only been about a week since the official release, if you’re not willing to risk the security of your iOS device then your best bet is to hang around your favourite jailbreaking forums and see what others are saying.
Reddit is probably your best bet to find out as soon as new information comes out.
How do I jailbreak my device?
Is there anything else I should know?
So long as you know what you’re going getting yourself into, there shouldn’t be any problems.
Jailbreaking your phone makes it insecure, you’ll no longer be protected by some of the extensive security features that Apple puts in place to stop you from installing 3rd party applications, remember that not all third party applications are safe to install.
You shouldn’t be just downloading every tweak you see and it’s generally a good idea to avoid pirating applications.
Although it’s not illegal to jailbreak your device, it still voids your warranty, but there are still ways to un-jailbreak your device, if you happen to run into a problem which may involve you claiming your warranty then it’s a good idea to reset your device so that it’s no longer jailbroken,