We may soon see an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak from Pangu, the Chinese team that has become known for its iOS jailbreaks. This week at the Mobile Security Conference in Shanghai, which is co-hosed by Pangu, the team reportedly showed off Cydia running on the iOS 10 beta. Apple won’t push out iOS 10 to everyone until sometime in the fall, so the current version of its mobile operating system is iOS 9.3.2, which currently lacks a jailbreak.
Pangu hints at iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak
According to Stephen Chan, who attended the Mobile Security Conference, Pangu showed off their jailbreak working on the iOS 10 beta at the end of their keynote presentation. On his Superphen blog, he said Pangu showed Cydia clearly up and running on iOS 10 and even suggested as a frequently used app.
The conference’s organizer tweeted that Pangu highlighted a new privacy issue in iOS 9.3.2. There was also at least one tweet which suggested that the team will release an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak very soon, possibly as soon as today. However, it seems that the comments pertaining to the iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak were deleted quickly:
iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak will be out in one week
— isaac M (@pwned24k) July 1, 2016
Pangu has not tweeted anything about an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak, so nothing about this has been confirmed yet, although there are reports from the conference that they took questions about it and said it would be released soon. If they’ve already cracked iOS 10, it seems possible that there will be one for the current version soon. However, it should be noted that the team doesn’t release a jailbreak for every version of Apple’s mobile operating system.
iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak also in the works
According to Yibada, Pangu is focusing on the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, which is also currently in beta. The group claims to have an unofficial tool to jailbreak the beta version of iOS 9.3.3, which is currently in testing with developers. The website adds that Apple users can try Pangu’s iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak tool on the developer betas for versions 1 and 2.
Apple has been turning up the heat on hackers and jailbreak developers lately by increasing the security on its devices. The improved security has made the newest versions of iOS harder to jailbreak, and although some have claimed to have hacked iOS 9.3.2, no official jailbreaks have been released. Luca Todesco, a well-known Italian hacker, reportedly has an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak, although he has never released a jailbreak publicly before.