Apple released iOS 10.3.2 with several bug fixes and security improvements earlier in the week. If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 10.3.2 yet, and wondering if you should do it over the weekend, then it depends on your situation.
Here are all the scenarios:
If you’ve already jailbroken then it is recommended that you avoid upgrading to iOS 10.3.2 as Apple has fixed quite a few kernel level security exploits in iOS 10.3.2, which will make it even harder to jailbreak iOS 10.3.2. You could manually install iOS 10.3.1, but Pangu team has yet to confirm if they plan to release the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak, so it would still be a risk to install iOS 10.3.1.
On iOS 10.2 or lower but Not Jailbroken
Since you can already jailbreak your iPhone on iOS 10.2 or lower with Yalu jailbreak, as it would still be a risk to upgrade to iOS 10.3.1 as mentioned earlier, we still don’t have a confirmation if iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak will be released.
On iOS 10.2.1, iOS 10.3
One of the golden rules of jailbreaking and stay where you are to increase your chances of a jailbreak. But since Apple may stop signing iOS 10.3.1, you may want to consider installing iOS 10.3.1 manually and hope that the jailbreak supports iOS 10.3.1 or lower.
On iOS 10.3.1
If you’re on iOS 10.3.1, then you may want to avoid upgrading to iOS 10.3.2. Apple has fixed quite a few kernel level security exploits in iOS 10.3.2 to stay ahead of the cat and mouse game with jailbreakers.
Adam Donenfeld, the security researcher who has been credited for 8 exploits that were fixed in iOS 10.3.2, has revealed plans of releasing the exploits at a security conference in August. 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.
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 as August would be too late. So if you want to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, then you may want to stay at iOS 10.3.1.
Already Upgraded to iOS 10.3.2
If you’ve upgraded to iOS 10.3.2 then you may want to downgrade from iOS 10.3.2 to iOS 10.3.1 to improve your chances of a jailbreak. Apple is still signing iOS 10.3.1, so you can still downgrade back from iOS 10.3.2 to iOS 10.3.1.
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.
While we love jailbreaking, security is also very important to us, so I would also like to highlight the risks of staying on iOS 10.3.1 or lower, it also exposes you to the exploits that have been patched in iOS 10.3.2. So you need to weigh the pros and cons, though we are yet to hear a case where they have been used to target iOS users.
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