Apple has reportedly patched a software vulnerability that made it possible to jailbreak iOS 9.3. The fix comes in its fifth beta release which was rolled out on Tuesday, and it could make hacking iOS 9.3 more difficult.
“According to sources the iOS 9.3 Jailbreak has unfortunately been secured by Apple in the latest Beta 5,” reports ModMyi. “It is unknown as to how Apple has found the hole to patch it’s [sic] iOS up and whether sources are correct at this point in time.”
A jailbreak that takes advantage of this vulnerability was supposedly being developed by team Pangu. But now that this exploit has been eliminated, they’ll have to find another one before they can deliver a working jailbreak solution for iOS 9.3.
Back in January, hacker Luca Todesco teased us with a video that showed Cydia and various other jailbreak tweaks running on iOS 9.3 beta 1. It’s unclear if Todesco used the same vulnerability that Pangu has been working with, but he said at the time that he has no intention of making his jailbreak public.
It remains to be seen if Pangu will still deliver their iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak. The team recommended that users upgrade to iOS 9.2.1 in early February, but there’s still no work on the tool’s arrival. This doesn’t give us much hope for an iOS 9.3 solution, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed.