If you’re active in the iOS jailbreak community, you’ve probably heard by now that Pangu has developed a jailbreaking tool for iOS 10.3.1. The question now is: when will this tool see the light of day?
The bad news is that there’s no clear information as to when Pangu’s iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak will be released. When demoing the jailbreak during the Janus Mobile Security & Threat Intelligence Platform Release Event, the renowned Chinese hacking team did not reveal when they were planning to release the tool to the public. They did not even confirm if they were actually going to release it at all, although most people assumed it was already a given.
The good news: there’s a chance that Pangu will release the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak after Apple releases the stable version of iOS 10.3.2, which is still in beta as of this writing. Many tech experts believe that this will be the case since Pangu will want to see whether the exploit they used to build the jailbreak has been patched up or not in iOS 10.3.1.
Patched vs Unpatched
If Apple has not patched the exploit, it could mean that the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak will also be compatible with iOS 10.3.2. This is good news for iOS jailbreakers everywhere since they can use the jailbreaking tool whether they’re using iOS 10.3.1 or 10.3.2. It’s also good news for Pangu, which is aiming to reach as many devices as possible to increase its revenues.
However, if Apple has patched the exploit, it would mean that the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak won’t work on devices that are running iOS 10.3.2. Even worse: if this happens, Pangu might decide not to release its jailbreaking tool, leaving iOS users to rely on the Yalu and mach_portal jailbreaks.
Possible Release Date?
Tech experts guess that Apple will release iOS 10.3.2 in May 15, with May 22 at the latest. If this comes true, it’s highly likely that Pangu will release the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak after May 15 but no later than May 29, which is Memorial Day in the U.S. However, all of these are simply guesses, so take these information with a grain of salt.