HUB TELEGRAM — Speculations have it that renowned hacker groups TaiG and PanGu have apparently decided to delay the release of the jailbreak version of iOS 9.2.1.
Reports claim that they may be holding off the public release as the new version of the operating system, dubbed iOS 9.3, is predicted to be launched anytime soon. If this will be the case, Apple users may have to wait a little bit longer as the new software is deemed to become available sometime next month.
There are assumptions that it may not make sense to launch the jailbreak now if it is going to be patched up quickly by the touted upgrade.
On the other hand, some tech enthusiasts believe that there may not even be a jailbreak version for the current iOS. After the last jailbreak iOS 9.0.2 that PanGu released, the Cupertino-based giant patched up the vulnerabilities found by the group, making it almost impossible to crack the latest version starting from the original iOS 9.2.
Some even suggested that after the exploit, consumers who already updated their devices to iOS 9.2.1 cannot downgrade to the older iterations anymore.
Moreover, one of PanGu’s partners, 3k assistant, previously announced that they are working to jailbreak iOS 9.2. However, the post has been taken down immediately for unknown reasons.
While Italian developer Luca Tedesco, more commonly known by his Twitter’s username @qwertyoruiop, shared that he was able to jailbreak 9.2.1 on his iPhone 6, he reportedly refused to publish the tool.
For the meantime, the latest available tools are for iOS 9, 9.0.2, and 9.0.1.
Apple has also addressed the unauthorized modifications made by the hackers, stating that they can cause security vulnerability and instability, shortened battery life, unreliable voice and data, disruption of services, and inability to apply future software update among others.
“Apple strongly cautions against installing any software that hacks iOS. It is also important to note that unauthorized modification of iOS is a violation of the iOS end-user software license agreement and because of this, Apple may deny service for an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has installed any unauthorized software,” the company said in a statement.