Most developers tend to keep quiet about possible jailbreak exploits they find, preferring to keep them well and truly under their hats, unless and until they are ready to use them in a public jailbreak. The reasons behind this is because they prefer not to let Apple know as it gives them the chance to patch the exploit, shutting down a jailbreak avenue. It seems that one developer is flouting that rule and has released his jailbreak exploit to anyone who wants to look at it and use it. The developer in question is Luca Todesco and the jailbreak exploit is the 0-day exploit he used for iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak.
Image : GasGauge Jailbreak Exploit
At the time, Todesco said that there was no way he would release that jailbreak to the public so why has he changed his mind and done it ? Well, firstly, he hasn’t actually released a working jailbreak. What he has released instead is the iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak exploit code for anyone to look at and use, if they can to build a working jailbreak. To do that, you need a sandbox escape and that likely limits it to experienced jailbreakers. Secondly, the reason why Todesco has done this is because he has determined, through examining iOS 10 beta 1, that Apple has, indeed, toughened up on security and has blocked the jailbreak chains that he used.
Image : Cydia on iOS 9.3.3
The jailbreak exploit he has released is called “GasGauge” and the code has been pasted to Ghostbin under Todesco’s social media handle of @qwertyoruiopz [ext link – Twitter]. Because of the work that Apple has done on security, he says that the exploit is no longer able to be used after iOS 9.3.3, currently in beta format as he sees no point in holding on to it and prefers to open it up for the jailbreak world to do with what they will. The release was announced via Todesco’s Twitter account and you a find the code on Ghostbin if you care to go and examine it.
Please don’t get your hopes up. As we said, this not a complete jailbreak and there is no guarantee that anyone is actually going to take the jailbreak code and use it in a iOS jailbreak in the near future. Most developers are tied up with testing and examining iOS 10 right now and the jailbreak developers are going to be focusing their attention on how to get around the security measures that Apple has put in place and bring up an iOS 10 Jailbreak.