Ever since iOS 9.3.4 was released in August, we haven’t heard anything from the jailbreaking group Pangu Team. They have been the source for a jailbroken iOS 7 and iOS 8. The last update from them was a jailbroken iOS 9.2 – 9.3.3 was released in August. So with iOS 10 jailbreak updates still circling the web, should we believe it all?
We know that the Pangu Team has shown that an iOS 10 can be jailbroken. They demonstrated this at MOSEC2016 in July. However, the iOS 9.3.4 update was released by Apple in August and that patched up the jailbreaking exploit. If you think of it, it makes sense that we haven’t heard from the Pangu Team. However, you really never know in these cases.
There are many reasons for their silence and one very good one is that they are busy trying to make sure they could indeed jailbreak iOS 10. The lack of updates on their end could certainly point to that. Then again, this is all speculation.
Apple is really strict when it comes to their devices. Unlike Android devices where you can freely customize it as well as install apps from other sources, Apple has taken the closed approach. Users can only install apps and get items from the App Store.
In September, Apple published an article about the dangers of unauthorized iOS modification. In it, they listed security vulnerabilities, instability, shortened battery life, unreliable voice and data, disruption of services and the inability to apply future software updates as problems a user can encounter when jailbreaking their device.
There is nothing false about what they said in the article. Apple designs their products for maximum security but users want certain freedoms as well. This is where jailbreaking groups like Pangu Team come in for the rescue.
However, at this point, it looks as if the team has given up. Then again, we won’t be surprised at sudden announcements as well.
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