Pangu is back! The company has just demonstrated an iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak on the iPhone 7, and we’re going to cover everything you need to know about it.
Let’s start with what actually happened yesterday in China.
Where Pangu Demoed the 10.3.1 Jailbreak
Pangu demonstrated this iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak at their own conference dubbed Janus. It appears that this is the first year of it being held, as they had a mini-Janus conference at BlackHat Asia in 2016 to test the waters.
Spark Zheng, a trusted source in the jailbreak community and an attendee of the event, is the one who posted these images on Weibo.
Will this jailbreak only work for iOS 10.3.1?
We expect the jailbreak to work for iOS 10.3 – 10.3.1, since both run on Apple’s new APFS file system.
This means that those on iOS 10.2.1 will not be able to jailbreak using this exploit/tool.
Will it be untethered?
Most likely not. We believe it will be very similar to the 9.3.3 jailbreak where we just have to go into the Pangu or PP app after a reboot to re-jailbreak the device.
Will this 10.3.1 jailbreak work for all devices?
If the jailbreak gets released, it will work for all 64-bit devices. So this includes the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, iPhone 6S, 6, 5S and any other 64-bit iPads or iPods.
The jailbreak demo was done on an iPhone 7, which is a big breakthrough because Luca Todesco and crew couldn’t bypass the hardware KPP built into the iPhone 7, which is why iOS 10.2 couldn’t be jailbroken on the iPhone 7.
Should I update to 10.3.1?
No. Here’s why:
- This is not guaranteed to be released.
Although Pangu demoed this jailbreak, it doesn’t mean they will release it to the public.
2. iOS 10.3.1 will continue to be signed for a while.
Since iOS 10.3.2 isn’t out to the public yet, that means we have at least a week until after 10.3.2 gets released to update to 10.3.1.
When will it get released, if it’s going to be released?
If 10.3.2 patches one or more of their exploits, then I’d expect a release of the jailbreak soon.
If they’re simply waiting on 10.3.2 final to be released, then I’d expect a release after 10.3.2 drops to the public.
Do not update to 10.3.1 just yet because a jailbreak release isn’t promised. But of course, keep it locked to DailyiFix for any updates at all regarding this jailbreak!
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