We reported yesterday that Apple had patched a jailbreak vulnerability in iOS 9.3 beta 5, which was seeded to developers and public beta testers few days back.
The news came as a disappointment as we’ve been hoping that a jailbreak will be released as soon as iOS 9.3 is released to the public. Back in January, hacker Luca Todesco teased us with
Back in January, hacker Luca Todescoaka aka qwertyoruiop teased us with a video (embedded below) that showed Cydia and various other jailbreak tweaks running on iOS 9.3 beta 1. It wasn’t clear if Apple had patched the same vulnerability in beta 5 that was used by Todesco to jailbreak iOS 9.3.
The good news is that Todesco has confirmed that his jailbreak is still working on iOS 9.3 beta 5 while responding to Stefan Essar aka i0n1c, security researcher and hacker.
@i0n1c nothing i noticed so far, my code worked 1:1.
— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) March 2, 2016
It should be noted that Todesco previously made it clear that he has no intention of releasing the jailbreak and it doesn’t seem like that’s going to change anytime soon. It is still good to know that iOS 9.3 can still be jailbroken and hopefully, Pangu or the TaiG jailbreak teams can figure out how to jailbreak iOS 9.3 and release it to the public.
There hasn’t been a tool to jailbreak iPhone, iPad or iPod touch ever since Apple released iOS 9.1 on October 21st (more than four months) that patched several vulnerabilities used by the Pangu Jailbreak team to jailbreak iOS 9 – iOS 9.0.2.