Pangu are a name that we automatically associate with jailbreaking now, although it hasn’t always been that way. At one time, if you heard the name, Pangu, you would think of Chinese app stores, full of pirated apps. In the last few years, Pangu has cleaned its act up and has gone on to be one of the most prolific producers of jailbreaks in the entire history of jailbreaking. That said, it has been some month since we last saw a jailbreak from the team, with iOS 9.1 Jailbreak being the last version to be jailbroken.
Image : JailbreakMe iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak
In one respect, we can understand why they have been so quiet. In the last few month, Apple has bombarded us with update after update, fixing a whole host of serious bugs in iOS 9. But, while they are busy fixing bugs, they are also busy patching up exploits that Pangu could be using for a new jailbreak. And, with such a buggy iOS version, although it has been more or less stabilized now, Pangu are not likely to release a jailbreak that could possibly be patched up so quickly. So, that leaves us waiting for a bit longer for what is looking like an elusive jailbreak.
Image : iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak with Cydia Installed
Or is it ? We now have proof that iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3, although it is in beta, can be jailbroken. Luca Todesco, Italian hacker and developer, is becoming quite well-known for uploading videos and photos showing an iOS device broken on a version of the software that Pangu has not managed to jailbreak. We had a photo of an iPod jailbroken on iOS 9.3.3 beta 1, within hours of the beta being seeded and now we have a video [below] showing an iPhone jailbroken on iOS 9.3.2.
Video : iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak in JailbreakMe Style
iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak :
This latest jailbreak is a bit of a blast form the past for those who have been into jailbreaking since it began in 2007. Rather than the normal method of connecting a device with the cable to a computer, this latest jailbreak is in the JailbreakMe style, the way we used to jailbreak in the early days. First developed by Comex in 2007, the last time we saw a JailbreakMe style of jailbreak was in 2011 and, given how hard Apple is working at stopping jailbreaks, it is some achievement that Todesco has managed this on the latest public version of the iOS.
For those who are not familiar with JailbreakMe, the utility makes use of an exploit in Safari and gives us a one-click jailbreak through the web browser. So, if one hacker can do this, why can’t Pangu ? Maybe the answer is not that they can’t, but rather they won’t. iOS 9.3.3 is being tested now and there is a good chance that it will patch up exploits that could have been used in a jailbreak for iOS 9.3.2.
- Tip : Check out our Safari based iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak Tutorial here .
There is also the fact that iOS 10 Download [ext link] is about to be released, at WWDC in June and, once that is out, Apple will have all of their attention focused on that. Pangu may well be biding their time, waiting until they can give us a jailbreak that is unlikely to be patched so quickly. In the meantime, the jailbreak that Todesco has shown us will not be released to the public so don’t pin your hope on it. Wait for Pangu because they will come through with a jailbreak, as they always have.