May 17, 2017 04:22 AM EDT
With Apple set to unveil iOS 10.3.2 soon, Chinese hacking group Pangu may surprisingly come out with an alleged iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak for the Apple Jailbreaking Community. A working iOS 10 jailbreak has been thinning the past months with most aspiring hackers seemingly giving up.
With Pangu unable to come up with a reliable iOS 10 jailbreak, the last to try was Italian hacker Lucas Todesco. This was in reference to the iOS 10.2 jailbreak which was unfortunately limited to models before the iPhone 7. The celebration for that Apple crack was short-lived and Todesco is reportedly giving up on the battle according to a tweet via iDownloadblog.
The decision of Todesco to move on from a seemingly impossible iOS 10 jailbreak initiative is not expected to weather hopes of seeing a reliable and working iOS 10 crack. Pangu and TaiG remain the best groups to come out with one despite Apple successfully thwarting all jailbreaks. The iOS 10.3.1 jailbeak could be worth a shot though it needs to come out in the open first.
The iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak will reportedly be unveiled at a security conference, a familiar practice from last year. In 2016, Pangu did showcase the iOS 10 jailbreak alongside the iOS 9.3 cracks though it never really came out into the open. The same scenario could happen this year though Pangu is given the benefit of the doubt.
Pangu may have a heavy mountain to climb with Apple making changes to their mobile operating system. That includes changing the Apple file structure (APFS), something that could pose a problem for the alleged iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak, according to Cult of Mac.
If so, the Apple Jailbreaking Community could see a repeat of the thwarted iOS 10 jailbreak and be forced to give up any cracks up ahead. For as long as Pangu, TaiG and other hackers are trying to break the code, hope still floats. All that starts with the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak – assuming Pangu does not fold.
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