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iOS Jailbreak Update: Apple Releases iOS 9.3.3 Final Version; No Pangu Jailbreak Tool Yet

By Benjie Batanes , Jul 20, 2016 05:48 AM EDT
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Apple officially released the iOS 9.3.3 on July 18. However, Pangu has yet to release a jailbreak tool for the latest iOS version.

The Pangu site has yet to place an iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak tool available for download. The Chinese hacking group has not yet made an announcement on when they will release a jailbreak tool for the iOS 9.3.3 or even the iOS 9.3.2

Apple released the iOS 9.3 on March 2016. The iOS 9.3.3 underwent five beta stages before the final version was released. The latest iOS update contains patches for known bugs, a few improvements and a security update, according to Forbes.

However, iOS users will only have a few months to enjoy the upgrade. In three months' time or less, the new iOS 10 is going to be released, including presumably the new iPhone 7. Apple promised more new advanced features from the upcoming iOS 10.

Incidentally, Pangu showed an iOS 10 jailbreak demo at MOSEC in Shanghai. There was a rumor back then that the Chinese hackers would soon release jailbreak tools for the iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3. Unfortunately, no such tools are forthcoming at this time.

There are jailbreak tools out there ready for download, but are mostly for the iOS versions. Apple has also taken the step of preventing iOS users from downgrading to earlier versions. For example, iOS 9.3.2 users could no longer downgrade their systems, according to Value Walk.

More than a month ago, Italian iOS jailbreak expert Luca Tedesco posted a video showing how he supposedly jailbreaked an iOS 9.3.2. However, he also is known for his unwillingness to share the jailbreak tools he used to the public.

He did tell the public that he took advantage of the "GasGauge 0day exploit" in order to jailbreak the beta versions. However, Apple has patched up that exploit.

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