Many Apple device owners are wondering if they’d ever get their hands on an iOS 9.3.5 jailbreak. Unfortunately, the answer seems to be “No”. Reports have revealed that renowned hacking team Pangu will not be releasing a jailbreaking tool for iOS 9.3.5 since they’re spending their time and effort on iOS 10.
Apple fans will remember that Pangu had released a jailbreaking tool that covered devices running on iOS 9.2 to 9.3.3. They have even released a jailbreak for iOS 9.3.4, which caught a lot of people by surprise since no one was expecting it. However, Apple countered this by releasing iOS 9.3.5, which was designed to fix a security issue that exposed Apple device owners to a spyware called “Pegasus”.
Instead of creating a jailbreak for iOS 9.3.5, Pangu seemingly ditched the effort and instead focused on making an iOS 10 jailbreak. In fact, the jailbreaking team has been working on this tool for several months now. During the Mobile Security Conference 2016 (which was held in China on July), Pangu announced that they have been able to jailbreak a beta version of iOS 10, showing an Apple device on iOS 10 that was running the Cydia app.
It’s important to note, though, that Pangu’s demo used a beta version of the latest iOS firmware. iOS 10 has gone through several beta versions and improvements since then, and it’s not yet clear if the Pangu team has been able to crack into the newer versions. On top of this, Apple has released a newer version of the firmware called iOS 10.0.1, which will presumably increase the firmware’s security and make it even harder to hack.
Despite this, there is proof that iOS 10 and even 10.0.1 are not immune to jailbreaking. Well-known Italian hacker Luca Todesco has revealed that he has been able to jailbreak the beta 8 version of iOS 10 and, more recently, showed that he has already jailbroken into iOS 10.0.1. Although Todesco doesn’t have plans to publicly release the jailbreaking tool he used, he was able to prove that it’s possible to have an iOS 10 jailbreak.
The question now is this: when would the iOS 10 jailbreaking tool be released? Tech experts are assuming that Pangu will roll out the tool soon now that iOS 10 has been released, although the hacking team has not officially confirmed this. We also have to wait and see if Pangu will release a jailbreak for iOS 10 or if they’d create one for iOS 10.0.1.