iOS 10.3.1 Jailbreak Speculations Sparked Off by Security Researchers Tweets


Jailbreak iOS 10.3.1

Adam Donenfeld, the security researcher who has been credited for 8 exploits that were fixed in iOS 10.3.2 released earlier in the week, has just revealed plans of releasing one of the exploits.

This seems to have sparked off rumors that he is planning to release the long-awaited iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak. We’re assuming he is referring to the following exploit mentioned in the security content of iOS 10.3.2:

IOSurface

Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, and iPod touch 6th generation

Impact: An application may be able to gain kernel privileges

Description: A race condition was addressed through improved locking.

CVE-2017-6979: Adam Donenfeld (@doadam) of the Zimperium zLabs Team

However, Donenfeld has clarified that he does not plan to release an iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak, however, he is happy to help someone who wants to use the exploit to develop a jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1 or lower.

The speculations started when Donnefeld mentioned that 8 kernel exploits that were fixed by Apple in iOS 10.3.2 will be revealed at the HITB GSEC security conference in Singapore, and recommended jailbreakers to save the SHSH blobs.

However, he has clarified that he didn’t say he will be releasing a jailbreak but added that he was happy to help someone who is interested in developing a jailbreak.

The HITB GSEC conference will be held from August 21 – August 25, so it will be another long wait if Donenfeld plans to reveal the exploits at the security conference. Unless he can share the details of the exploits immediately, which seems unlikely.

I think our best bet is still the Pangu team, who had demoed a working iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak at a tech conference last month. Though even they are yet to officially provide any update about the jailbreak.

If you’re waiting for the jailbreak then it is recommended to avoid upgrading to iOS 10.3.2. If you’ve already upgraded to iOS 10.3.2, then check out our guide on how to downgrade iOS 10.3.2 to iOS 10.3.1 as it means that it will be even more difficult to jailbreak iOS 10.3.2 as Apple has patched the security vulnerability in iOS 10.3.2.

It is also a good idea to save the SHSH blobs as Apple is still signing iOS 10.3.1 if you haven’t done so already.

We have been updating the status of the iOS 10.3.2 – iOS 10.2.1 jailbreak, so you can check our post for the latest updates:

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